The tour around Boskovice’s Jewish town begins at the entrance to the town. It is symbolised by an old Jewish gate closing off the ghetto
, the only preserved example in the country. The route goes down Plačkova St., named after local Rabbi Abraham Placzek, who became Moravian provincial rabbi in the 19th
century. The street features sensitively renovated houses worthy of close attention. These include house no.5
, which boasts an Empire style façade, and house no.6
, on which is preserved a metal plaque recalling a great fire with a Hebrew inscription that reads “White on black – in memory of the destruction – 1832”. Next stop at house no.12
, regarded as the most beautiful in the entire quarter. House no.25
, meanwhile, is one of the oldest. Number 45
housed a pub, then a school, then a rabbinate. At the end of the street you reach U Vážné studny, where at house no.7
there was at various times a liqueurs manufactory, a pub and the first grade of an elementary school. Also of interest is house no.9
, which was the focal point of social life, home to a theatre hall, a cinema and a casino. Turn right into U Templu where at the end of the street there is an historic mikveh, directly opposite which stands the Maior Synagogue
. Go back down U Templu and after a few metres you come to the recently repaired municipal house
. Your final stop in Boskovice will be the Jewish cemetery
Boskovice is 243 km from the centre of Prague. It can be reached by car in approximately two and three-quarter hours. By train or bus the journey takes just under three hours.
It is worth planning your route to include a night in Boskovice itself or at nearby places such as Mikulov and Vienna.
The itinerary of the town tour is designed for walkers.