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Address: Za Soudem 282, Cesky Krumlov 38101, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 605335353
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Worth a short stop

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
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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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.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

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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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 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.

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 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.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 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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NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is not a working synagogue, but has a little bit of jewish local history, a kosher restaurant on site, and when I was there, had a great photo exhibit.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Worth a visit if you pass by, we enjoyed the exhibition. There is also a cafe at the lower part of synagogue to get refreshment before the next sight.

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