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Klaus Synagogue Prague

Address

U starého hřbitova 39/1, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Česká republika
The Baroque building of the Klaus Synagogue in Prague was built in the 17th century in the place where the Rabbi Löw taught at the turn of the 16th and 17th century. Today the synagogue houses a permanent exhibition on Jewish traditions and customs, which remain a mirror of the Jewish past.

The entrance into the exhibition is lined with photos of the former Jewish ghetto before the so-called sanitisation at the turn of the 19th and 20th century. These photos help transport the visitor into the environment in which Jewish life in the past was led.

Examples of manuscripts and prints of the bible and the Talmud help introduce the visitor to the fundaments of Jewish culture and religion, which determined the development of Jewish though in the Middle Ages and from which the rich Jewish traditions sprang from.

The main part of the exhibition is installed in the main nave of the synagogue, in which you can follow all the traditions and customs that accompany the life of a member of the Jewish community from cradle to the deathbed. Exhibited items date mainly from the 17th and 18th century, though there are some from the 19th century as well, and all are excellent examples of Jewish town and folk art.

 

OPENING HOURS

Winter opening times 9 am - 4.30 pm
Summer opening times 9 am - 6 pm
The museum is open every day except Saturdays and Jewish holidays