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Synagogue of Cesky Krumlov

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Address: Za Soudem 282, Cesky Krumlov 381 01, Czech Republic
Phone Number: 605335353
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2016
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Woodinville, Washington
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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...

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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 

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 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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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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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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