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Lviv

Jewish Heritage Tour of Lviv

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Tour overview

The Jewish community once comprised a significant part of the population in Lviv. On this walking tour you can hear the most interesting stories about Lviv’s Jewish inhabitants and see the hidden signs of their presence.

Sights we visit

Jewish quarter, ruins of Golden Rose Synagogue, Jewish quarter of Krakow suburb, Jewish hospital, Lviv Ghetto Memorial, places where some influential Jewish residents worked or lived, and more.

Type

Walking tour

Duration

3 hours

Languages

English, Polish

Group size

min 1, max 12

Price

Starting time

every day at 10 AM, 2 PM

Tour highlights

  • Learn about the two separate Jewish communities – a unique phenomenon in Lviv at the remains of Golden Rose synagogue
  • Discover the Jewish way of life in the Krakow neighborhood and how the area changed through the centuries
  • Look for the traces of the vanished Jewish world of Lviv – Yiddish shop signs, mezuzahs on doorposts.
  • Head toward the Ghetto Memorial known as “the gates of death” and pay your respect to the Holocaust victims
  • Chat with your expert guide about Yiddish writers of Lviv origin
  • Visit the site of the ancient Jewish cemetery and see the former Jewish hospital in Moorish style.
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