THE JEWISH TRAIL

The walk has twelve stations, mapping the history, culture, architectural monuments, and sites related to relevant periods of history, from the 13th century to the present, and offering a unique perspective on a forgotten chapter of the traditional coexistence of Czechs, Germans, and Jews.

START

You can start the tour immediately via this button.
The trail only works on mobile phones and tablets.

1 | The Jewish Cemetery

This station is away from the trail and has its own information centre of the Brno Kehilla. To get to the station, take tram 8 and 10 from the Main Railway Station (to Židovský hřbitov/Jewish cemetery stop; 27 Nezamyslova Street).

2 | The Jewish Quarter

The walk starts in Římské Square in the city centre. You will learn about the oldest Jewish history in the Royal City of Brno.

3 | Porta Judeorum

Former locations associated with the Jewish settlement in Brno.

4 | The Main Railway Station

The oldest Jewish cemetery in the city and the end of the Jewish Brno.

5 | The Great Synagogue

Jewish emancipation and the importance of the Jews during the rise of Brno.

6 | The Polish Temple

The Jewish faith, the rabbis, reformers, and false prophets.

7 | Agudas Achim

Jewish architects in Brno and their work.

8 | The New Synagogue

The Brno Jews after World War II and the places of their historical memory.

9 | The Memorial to the Victims of the Holocaust

The Brno Jewish quarter as one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods in Brno.

10 | The Rabbinate

The Jewish community of Brno and its fate in the shadow of death.

11 | Café Esplanade

The Czech anti-Semitism in Brno and the Czech share of the blame for the Holocaust.

12 | Café Placzek

The new interest in the Jewish Brno and looking for the forgotten history of the city.

1 | The Jewish Cemetery


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Photo: VRN

2 | The Jewish Quarter

Photo © The Brno City Museum

3 | Porta Judeorum

Photo © The Brno City Archives

4| The Main Railway Station

Photo © The Brno City Museum

5 | The Great Synagogue


Photo © The Brno City Archives

6 | The Polish Temple


Photo © The Brno City Archives

7 | Agudas Achim


Photo © The Brno City Museum

8 | The New Synagogue

Photo © Archive of the Jewish Community of Brno

 

9 | The Memorial to the Victims of the Holocaust

Photo: VRN

10 | The Rabbinate

Photo © The Brno City Archives

11 | Café Esplanade


Photo © The Brno City Museum

12 | Café Placzek

HOW IT WORKS

Online content

The audio-visual content is online. After you connect, you’ll be also able to use the Google map with other stations or the audio commentary in Czech, English and German.

WHAT WILL YOU NEED?

A SMART PHONE

To navigate through the trail, you will need a smart phone or tablet with an Internet connection.

CONNECTION

You don’t have to download any application; the trail is on a website. However, you need to connect to the Internet, either via Wi-Fi or mobile networks.

GOOD SHOES

The trail is 4 km long, so good shoes for a city walk might be useful. The last station is at Café Placzek, where you can have a rest.

To visit the interior of the Agudas Achim synagogue, you need to make a reservation.

If you start your walk in the city centre at the Jewish Quarter (station 2), you will get to Agudas Achim in about an hour (depending on your pace). RESERVATION

Where does the walk start?
The walk starts at the Jewish Cemetery in Brno-Židenice, where you will find an app guide to the cemetery and the Kehilla information centre. The walk starts at the station 2, the Jewish Quarter, in Římské Square in the city centre. But you can start at any station, according to your abilities.
When can I take the walk?
Anytime! The walk is available non-stop, without registration or guides, so you can take it whenever you want.
Do I need an Internet connection?
Yes, the content is online, so you’ll need a Wi-Fi or mobile connection. You can get the list of stations in printed form at the Brno Tourist Information Centre.
How long does the walk take?
The walk to all the stations in the city centre, including reading the contents, will take 3-4 hours, depending on your pace.
Do I need to walk to all the stations?
The best option is to visit all the stations, but you can skip any of them, of course, according to your abilities.
Is the content available from elsewhere?
To view the content, you need to go outside. The most interesting thing is to visit the places you might be familiar with, and see them in a new light. The walk does not probably lead to the most beautiful places in Brno, but it will show you the city as it really is. You will often visit forgotten or unsightly places that used to have a different purpose and looked differently. We believe it is important to give up the comfort of passive observation and consumption sometimes, because it is the only way to expand your horizons.