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Jewish Heritage Tour

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Are you intrigued by Jewish culture and the many myths surrounding this fascinating religion? This three-day program will introduce you to the surprising architectural diversity of Jewish houses of prayer; visits to Jewish cemeteries recall the troubled history of this ethic group.

Optional activities

Lipník nad Bečvou

Tour of artistic blacksmith works from all over the world.

Přerov

Přerov offers numerous sports opportunities:

ASKO KOZLOVICE Sports Facility

(5 outdoor tennis courts, a tennis training wall, pneumatic tennis hall, sauna, massage bath, weight room, football pitch, outdoor pool)

www.arealkozlovice.cz

Mlýn Sports Centre

(weight room, badminton, squash, miniature golf, bowling)

www.i-sport4you.cz

Precolor Přerov Tennis Club

(25 clay courts, 4 indoor courts with a hard surface, 2 indoor clay courts, 2 outdoor courts with a hard surface, 2 training walls for children, a heated outdoor pool, beach volleyball court, basketball court, golf driving range)

www.tenis-prerov.cz

Annual cultural and social events held throughout the year in Přerov include:

The Feast of St. Lawrence (August)

The European Autocross Championships (September)

The Czechoslovak Jazz Festival (October)



Length of route: km; ? km (by the map source);  route elevation profile: type of program: religious

Type of program: religious

Plan of program

Day 1

Přerov (municipality)

arrival at hotel, check-in; free program

Day 2

Přerov (municipality) till 09:00

breakfast at hotel at 8am; departure from hotel

Holešov (municipality) 09:45 - 10:45

tour of Jewish synagogue and cemetery (The local synagogue is the lone preserved "Polish" type synagogue and features significant interior decoration in its original condition. The Gothic and Renaissance tombstones in the cemetery are among the oldest in Moravia; a commemorative plaque lists the names of all Holocaust victims.)

Kojetín (municipality) 11:30 - 14:00

tour of Jewish synagogue (former synagogue serving today as a Czechoslovak Hussite church) and cemetery; lunch

Tovačov (municipality) 14:45 - 15:15

tour of Jewish cemetery (cemetery - established in the 17th century on the site of a former aristocratic kennel and featuring rare Baroque and Art Nouveau tombstones; the ceremonial hall was built in 1889 by architect Max Fleisch)

Lipník nad Bečvou (municipality) 16:00 - 17:00

tour of Jewish synagogue and cemetery (the local synagogue built in the 16th century in the late Gothic style is the oldest in Moravia; the tomb of Rabbi Fränkl is found in the local cemetery)

Hranice (municipality) 17:30 - 18:30

tour of Jewish synagogue (built in a Moorish-Byzantine style in 1864) and cemetery

Přerov (municipality) from 18:30

return to hotel

Day 3

Přerov (municipality) till 09:00

breakfast at hotel at 8am, check-out; departure by bus at 9am

Loštice (municipality) 10:30 - 12:30

tour of Jewish synagogue and cemetery (Today's synagogue has stood at the site since 1727; in 1805 the wooden portions of the building burned in a fire and the synagogue was rebuilt in today's Classicist appearance. The cemetery was founded in 1554.) ; lunch

Úsov (municipality) 13:00 - 14:00

tour of Jewish synagogue and cemetery (The synagogue was originally built in 1688; it was demolished in 1722 and then rebuilt. Established in the mid-15th century, the local cemetery features Baroque and Classicist tombstones.); departure

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