A new permanent exhibition on the history of the local Jewish community was created in the Břeclav synagogue. It was one of the largest in Moravia and, like elsewhere, it disappeared during the Second World War. The biggest attraction of the exhibition is the tora from Podivín.

The exhibition was prepared for two years and is located on the women’s floor of the synagogue. Photographs and old documents on 12 panels commemorate well-known Jewish monuments from Břeclav , Lednice and Podivín and representatives of the Jewish community. A large space is dedicated to the well-known Kuffner family , which during the Austro-Hungarian era was engaged in the sugar industry . He built the first sugar factory in Břeclav. The operation brought high profits to the Kuffners. They bought, for example, the largest Viennese brewery from them .

The Břeclav Synagogue serves as a museum and town social hall . It was built on the site of an older temple in 1868. The project was paid for by the mayor of the Břeclav Jewish community, David Kuffner. In 1888 the objectrenovated by architect Max Fleicher in a historicist style using Moorish decorative elements in the interior.

Nothing was left of the synagogue’s furnishings . In 1930, the Břeclav Jewish community registered about 600 members. Only a fraction of them survived the war. The majority then moved to Israel.


Břeclav Synagogue
U Tržiště
690 02 Břeclav

  • Phone: +420 19374248
  • GPS:48.758644 16.881814Region:South-Moravian region
    Region:Pálava and the Lednice-Valtice area
    Tips for a trip:Břeclav and surroundings

Opening hours

January – December
1.1. – 31.12.
Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00

Admission (approx.)

Price: 50 CZK
Reduced price: 25 CZK

Visit Time

1-2 hours


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