Jewish Heritage Europe

Tourism & Genealogy

This material is for information only. JHE does not endorse any of the guides or agencies listed here and declines any responsibility in case of problems.

 

GENEALOGY

Jewish Communities in Bohemia and Moravia

A geni.com genealogy umbrella project, listing all of the sub-projects on Jews from towns in Bohemia and Moravia in the Czech Republic.

JewishGen.org — Getting Started with Czech Jewish Genealogy

A primer-type article with links to many resources.

Toledot — Jewish Family History Center, Prague

A center for archival research in the regions of Bohemia, Moravia, and Austria, with numerous online resources, including a Bibliography of publications (mainly) in Czech.

 

JEWISH TRAVEL AND TOURISM RESOURCES

10 Stars Network

A network of Jewish heritage sites in 10 towns around the Czech Republic, including 10 synagogues and five other buildings. All have been restored, with a monothematic exhibition installed in each, creating what amounts to a nationwide Jewish museum.

Czech Tourism Brochure — “Sacred Sites”

Downloadable pdf guide brochure  prepared by the Czech Tourism board, which includes Jewish sites as well as Christian. The Czech Tourism web site also has a section on Jewish heritage sites.

Jewish Landmarks in Southern Moravia

Database and information administered by the Brno Jewish community; run in conjunction with the Jewish Tourist and Information Center in Brno that was opened in January 2011 as a collaborative effort between the Jewish community and the Brno Tourist Information Center. The web site has extensive information on a number of towns.

Jewish Route in the Plzen Region

Online guide to Jewish heritage sites in 20 towns in the Plzen region of western Bohemia.

 

TRAVEL AND TOURISM PROFESSIONALS

Czech Jewish Experience

Jewish tours and sight-seeing in the town of Třebíč, whose extensive Jewish quarter (with 2 synagogues) and Jewish cemetery are on the UNESCO register of world heritage sites.

Precious Legacy Tours

Kaprova 13 (bell from Maiselova 1)
11000 Prague, Czech Republic
Tel: +420 222 32 1954
Fax: +420 222 32 1954
Mobile Phone: +420 602 214 088

Wittmann Tours

Novotneho Lavka 5
Prague 1 120 00 Czech Republic
Tel: +420 222 252 472
Fax: +420 222 252 472
Email: office@wittmann-tours.com

The oldest tour agency in Prague specializing in Jewish heritage tourism.