Boskovice

29. 10. 2013

You will like Boskovice! Would you like to visit the old ghetto and synagogue, a castle or western city?

This beautiful city with a unique atmosphere lies a few dozen kilometers north of Brno. On the hill overlooking it are the romantic ruins of a Gothic castle; there is also an Empire château, museum, water park, a western town and the picturesque Jewish quarter with a synagogue.

The mysterious narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter

The Boskovice ghetto and synagogue, spa and cemetery, is one of the most complete and best preserved monuments of Jewish culture in the Czech Republic. In the synagogue on Traplova Street you will find a museum dedicated to the history of the Jewish community in Boskovice. By contrast, in the basement of the building  U Templu, No. 3/5, the Jewish ritual bath – mikveh can be seen, and the Jewish Cemetery on the western outskirts of the city can be visited.

Castles, châteaux and entertainment

For those who like the seats of nobility, then Boskovice is the place for you. You can climb up to the  ruins of a Gothic castle or see the elegant interiors of an Empire château with its lovely gardens, cared for by the Mensdorff-Pouilly family. In addition, there is also a baroque castle, where the lords and ladies of yesteryear have been replaced by exhibitions organized by the Boskovice Museum.

A trip to the Wild West, for golf and to nature

Would you like to mainly have a trip for fun? Then enjoy a day full of events, entertainment and theater scenes in the open air in Boskovice’s Western town in the company of cowboys, Indians and the heroes of the Wild West. A pleasant place for a family outing is Šmelcovna Arboretum, where you will discover a number of fairytale characters. Enjoy water fun in the indoor water park or at the Red Garden swimming pool, and you are, moreover, invited to the nearby Korenec golf course.

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