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Address: Za Soudem 282, Cesky Krumlov 38101, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 605335353
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It was easy to spot the building from afar, given the star at the top, and good signs in the town pointing to the site. It is sad to see that the community was never revived after... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Cheryl L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Woodinville, Washington
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We were only in CK for about 24 hours and the synagogue was not open while we were there. There is a cafe as a part of it (also closed), and it seems that the synagogue now is only used for occasional cultural events...

Thank SandyVoit
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387 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

This Synagogue may not be as beautiful or significant as those in Budapest and Prague but it is sadder place than them. There at least you can see the graves and names of those killed in holocaust, here you can see nothing but a deep void. Jews had been a part of the Cesky Krumlov life since the 14th century.... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Although long since non functioning, the synagogue is a reminder of the events of the Second World War. It is now an event and exhibition space and has a small cafe as well. There is a small exhibition on the former Jewish community of Cesky Krumlov.

Thank heynok
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It was easy to spot the building from afar, given the star at the top, and good signs in the town pointing to the site. It is sad to see that the community was never revived after WWII, but the history there is important and presented well, on those that lived there and shaped the community before it was annihilated... More 

Thank Cheryl L
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Rebuilt in memory of all the Jewish Citizens in Southern Bohemia who perished in the Holocaust, with a new children's playground - the Synagogue is a really beautiful and informative monument to Jewish culture - even though the Jewish Community in the City is no more. The major contributions of the Spiro family and others to the community are properly... More 

Thank Anthony F. F
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156 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very Picturesque and beautiful! I kept pinching myself thinking how can all of this be so pretty, and clean, and like something out of fairy tale. And the Synagogue was also that way...very nicely done.

Thank csharp59
Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Pretty stain glass window. Totally refurbished and probably not used much but quaint to view. Some interesting local history on display. Very nice coffee shop on site.

Thank janieg22609
Cleveland, Ohio
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We tried to visit the synagogue but we're told by the woman in the cafe that it is closed. We're pretty sure that wasn't true but there was nothing to be done. The cafe is housed in the rabbi's apartment so we looked around a bit. We were also told we could not order food so we left. An email... More 

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Ashkelon, Israel
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was a reform synagogue which had a very short lifespan because the Germans and their Czech collaborators killed approximately 263,000 Jews who had resided on the territory of the Czechoslovak Republic at the outset of the Holocaust. The synagogue now functions as an art gallery/ museum.If you are only going to see one synagogue in the Czech Republic, I... More 

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Beersheba, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

we notice the "cafe sinagoga" sign before we realized its a sinagogue. it looks like a church and only the stained glass with the star of david tells the truth. to enter you need to ask for the keys in the cafe (kosher). this is not a working sinagogue, exept for spacial occetions, and inside there is a small museum... More 

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