Visit 2 of Moravia's most interesting towns on an excursion from Brno. In Telč you'll see the castle and the Renaissance town center. Enjoy lunch at a pizzeria, and then take explore the Jewish ghetto in Třebíč, visiting the synagogue and the cemetery.
What to Expect
Your full-day tour begins in the ancient town of Telč, often called the Venice of Moravia. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has the atmosphere of a village from a fairy tale. In fact, a number of fairy tale and historical movies have been filmed there.
The city takes pride in its Gothic Chateau and the Czech Republic’s most picturesque town square, known as Zacharias of Hradec Square. The 71 houses on the square and the arcade around the perimeter date to the mid-16th century.
The Jewish monuments of Třebíč and those found in Jerusalem are the only ones that UNESCO has listed separately as World Heritage Sites. The exceptional architecture has been well preserved: The only comparable ghetto in Europe is in Venice.
Třebíč was once an important center of Jewish culture in Moravia and its uniquely preserved Jewish quarter is a testament to co-existence of Jews and Christians.
The dense housing in the quarter features over 120 homes and buildings housing former Jewish institutions, including synagogues, town hall, rabbinate, and poorhouse. You’ll also visit the Jewish cemetery, where approximately 3,000 tombstones can be seen, dating as far back as 1631.
- Hotel pick-up (Brno only)
- Guide service
- Admission to Chateau Telč
- Lunch (pizza of your choice; drinks are not included)
- Admission to the synagogue
Know Before You Go
• Please note, from November to March the castle in Telc and Synagogue are closed