BLOWN AWAY

The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Europe In Winter -

THE Jewish Mu­seum of Prague is housed in var­i­ous sites across the city’s cen­tral Jewish quar­ter. A world-lead­ing cel­e­bra­tion of Ju­daic cul­ture and his­tory, the fas­ci­nat­ing col­lec­tion fea­tures more than 40,000 ex­hibits. Don’t miss the Pinkas Synagogue, ded­i­cated to Holo­caust vic­tims; 80,000 names are in­scribed on the walls of the main nave, a poignant re­minder of those who suf­fered for their be­liefs. Out­side, some of the Old Jewish Ceme­tery’s ram­shackle tomb­stones date from 1439. Mu­seum tick­ets are about $15. Open daily, ex­cept Satur­days and Jewish hol­i­days. More: jew­ish­mu­seum.cz.

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