Jewish Lviv is the crown jewel of Ashkenazi Jewish history. Once hosting Poland’s third-largest Jewish community, Lviv nowadays stands in the shadow of Krakow or Budapest when talking about Jewish culture. But slowly the city starts to remember it’s Jewish past. Working together with local and international historians and researching some unique stories, Lviv Buddy Tours has put together a walking tour to show you the past of Lviv as it once was the Jewish Lemberg and what happens in the Jewish community nowadays. It’s still possible to enjoy what remains from those influential people until today. There might not be many Jews living in Lemberg today. But you can feel the presence of the local 700 year old history of this culture in the city everywhere.
We will bring you from the places where the first Jews in Lviv settled under Polish king Kazimir the Great to the places where they still celebrate today. Our tour has the aim to raise your awareness to find the little details, like a mezuza or inscriptions on the wall. We will bring you to the places where Jews in Lviv prayed and disputed. Once home to 44 synagogues, now we have only 2 buildings left that still serve purposes of the Jewish community. We will make one of it part of the tour and explain you the problems that Jews in Lviv face nowadays.
Lviv has a rich Jewish cultural history. Did you know that the most famous Yiddish theater was established in Lviv and brought up some famous New York theater actors? Lviv was also home to famous singers, poets, writers and architects. Here are just a few to name:
There are so many people and places to discover, we could fill days with just this. That’s why we focus on narrowing it down to presenting the best of those things to you!
1 guest 59 Euro, each additional guest 5 Euro
Meeting point for all public tours: Amphitrite fountain at Rynok (next to Pravda Beer Theatre)