The Jewish cemetery in Luž was allegedly founded in the middle of the 17th century about 1300m northeast of the square, far from the nearest houses. vOriginally, an execution site was located near the cemetery . Such undignified places are typical for Jewish cemeteries, the authorities sold the least suitable land to the Jews for such places of worship.

In 1785, the cemetery had an area of ​​about 1,630 m 2 and burials took place here until World War II. The oldest surviving gravestones date from the 17th century, Baroque and Classicist gravestones , including East Bohemian asymmetrical stelae, so-called  ram’s horns , are particularly valuable . The inscriptions on the tombstones are Hebrew, Hebrew-Czech, Hebrew-German and Czech-German.

Venue

Jewish cemetery

Puddles
538 54 Puddles

GPS:49.896234 16.047291

Operator

Tourist information center Luže

Square Col. Josef Koukal 1
538 54 Luže

  • Email:tic@luze.cz
  • www.luze.cz
  • GPS:49.893361 16.028289Region:Pardubice region
    Region:Chrudimsko – Hlinecko
    City:Puddles
    Tips for a trip:Luže and surroundings

Opening hours

Note: Currently, the Jewish cemetery is freely accessible to all tourists during the summer season.

Enterence Fee

Price: free

Duration

1-2 hours

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