The Leopoldstädter Tempel was the largest synagogue of Vienna, in the district (Bezirk) of Leopoldstadt. It was also known as the Israelitische Bethaus in der Wiener Vorstadt Leopoldstadt. It was built in 1858 in a Moorish Revival style by the architect Ludwig Förster. The tripartite facade of the Leopoldstädter with its tall central section flanked by lower wings on each side became the model for numerous Moorish Revival synagogues, including the Zagreb Synagogue, the Spanish Synagogue in Prague, the Tempel Synagogue in Kraków and Templul Coral in Bucharest.
Synagogues that Echo the Leopoldstädter Tempel Architecturally:
The Tempel, which housed a prestigious congregation in the capital of the Empire, inspired the building of many Moorish Revival synagogues, including several that echo Forster's building in the flat facade and roof, tripartie massing with a large central block, symmetrical decorative minarets, and internal basilica plan with balconies.