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Synagogue of Cesky Krumlov

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Address: Za Soudem 282, Cesky Krumlov 381 01, Czech Republic
Phone Number: +420 605 335 353
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A glance of a past life

There are no Jews at the town. The municipality decided to preserve the heritage as part of the town history. Deserve a visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 21, 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

As are most of the synagogues in the small towns of Europe, this one is no longer a synagogue. It’s a museum. It’s been renovated and apparently completely refurbished, so the building is quite lovely. Unfortunately, there are no Jews left in Karlovy Vary to use it. If these “synagogue museums” don’t depress you, then it’s a nice place to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

There are no Jews at the town. The municipality decided to preserve the heritage as part of the town history. Deserve a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

The structure is a heavily renovated building that once functioned as a synagogue but is now strictly a museum. One doesn't really get the feeling of how the original structure appeared, but it was good that the building was saved. A very helpful display of photographs with labels (in Czech and English) provided the visitor with the history of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

This was the synagogue for the Jewish community in Česky Krumlov. Sadly the town no longer has a Jewish community since 1938. In recent years the synagogue has been extensively restored using photographs of how it used to be. It is an attractive building and now houses a small museum about the history of the local Jewish community and some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We asked our guide about the synagogue and she took us to see it. It was closed but she found the woman in charge who and gone for lunch and she opened up for us. It is small and no longer an operating synagogue as all of the Jews of the town were either killed by the Nazis or were... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

'Not welkom ' hospitality. We made a 'u turn ' and ran away. Synagogues should be pleasant places with warm hospitality the opposite of what we confronted with. This is certainly not what I expected

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

This building is a short walk out of town and details in a short exhibit the architecture, history of Jews in Bohemia, and centers on one or two families who settled and prospered here, making the synagogue possible. It also discussed their charitable works. What is sad is only 1 or 2 words state where many of theses people were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

Lovingly preserved. We felt the museum was well worth our trip. It was very well done and depicted the tragedy of the Jews from the city being deported to their deaths. Very few Jews left in this city due to the extermination of the Nazis. Apparently now it is used for concerts. BTW, there's a coffee shop behind that looked... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

Considering that the Jewish settlers of Cesky Krumlov helped build the city and brought employment to many locals, this Synagogue is not promoted very much. You will have to take a map to find it, because even the locals tell you "they don't know where it is." Once you find it, go directly to the Cafe that is inside the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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...

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