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Rychnov nad Kněžnou - Jewish synagogue - memorial to Karel Poláček

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Fischerova 602, 516 01 Rychnov nad Kněžnou
GPS 50°9'46"N 16°16'34"E (xx km)
330 m above sea level
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The synagogue was built in 1781 – 82 and in 1830 was adapted in a Classicist style. Today it is used for museum exhibitions.


Category Jewish monument, museum
Certificates and memberships Member of the Association of the Eagle Mountains and Eagle Mountain Foothills.
Services sale of novelties and souvenirs
Date of construction 1782
Distance from parking lot 200 m
  • capacity personal: 50, price: 10 CZK / hour

Tours / exhibitions

Monument of Karel Polacek and museum of judaism of the Orlicke Mountains
Description The exhibition of Judaism in the Lower Orlice area provides information about traces of the Jewish community’s existence. Karel Poláček, a writer and journalist who also was the author of “There Were Five of Us”, was born to one of the Jewish families in Rychnov nad Kněžnou in 1892 and he grew up in the town.
Exhibition specialization Jewish people – history / the Holocaust, literature, regional history