The building in Erfurt however only to some degree orientates towards south-eastern direction, but clearly not towards Jerusalem, but only towards Laibach, south Italian Brindisi or finally towards East Libya, Sudan and finally Kampala, capital of Uganda. Although the building unquestionable is pretty old it also was converted, rebuilt and reconstructed time and again, so that already in 1868 Mr.
According to the law of parsimony one rather simple reason to answer the question maybe was that it never was a synagogue.
If the view from the rim (2400 metres above sea level) is spectacular, the site from the Crater floor (some 600 metres below) is equally enjoyable. All of the large mammals are present except giraffe (which cannot manage the steep slopes leading down onto the Crater floor). After our game drive we ascend to our campsite on the rim for a final view over the Ngorongoro Crater, pack up our camp and have lunch before retracing our steps to Arusha and our accommodation at the Meserani Snake Park.