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Jewish Travel Apps: Edinburgh & Czech Republic

Spring is here (sort of) — and travel season approaches….We try to keep track of the growing list of Jewish travel and tourism apps… here are two more: for Edinburgh, Scotland and for the Czech Republic. (Click the category in the sidebar to see others.)


Edinburgh: Jewish Heritage on Foot











This new app was developed by the Jewish Studies Research Network at Edinburgh University in collaboration with Curious Edinburgh,  and was  authored by Michael Adler, Hannah Holtschneider, Gillian Raab, and Elaine Samuel as part of the Jewish Lives, Scottish Spaces project and the Edinburgh Jewish Literary Society‘s celebrations of the bicentenary of the founding of the first Jewish community in Scotland.

The Jewish Heritage walking tour is part of a broader “Curious Edinburgh” app that takes in other itineraries such as the History of Science, the Scottish Enlightenment, and Brewing History.

The Jewish itinerary includes these stops — click to learn more about them:

Bishops’ Close off the High Street / Royal Mile (in between The Mitre and Royal Mile Tavern)

Cranston Street looking towards Calton Hill

Drummond Street

5 Roxburgh Street, Drs Sam & Julius Lipetz’ GP Practice

North Richmond Street

East Crosscauseway, Kleinberg’s Bakery

Buccleuch Place: Lurie’s Butcher Shop / 33

The Meadows / the ‘Yiddish Parliament

6 Millerfield Place / Sciennes Primary School

Livingstone Place

Sciennes House Place / Braid Place Cemetery

Salisbury Road Synagogue / Community Centre

Click here to download in IOS or Android


Jewish Bohemia and Moravia












This app, prepared by the Czech Tourism Central Office, has been around for awhile but we have not highlighted it.

It provides general practical information, as well as maps, photos, augmented reality, and Jewish itineraries in

• Karlovy Vary
• Prague (4 tours)
• Mikulov
• Terezín
• Třebíč
• Plzeň (2 tours)
• Boskovice
• Polná

Click here to download in IOS or Android (scroll down the page)



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