Jewish Lviv Walking Tour

Getting to know the Jewish history of Lviv in a compelling 3 hour tour


3 hours


1-15 people


all year



Starts at

10am, 2pm
Jewish Lviv was once a hotspot for Ashkenazi culture in Galicia. Once hosting Poland’s third-largest Jewish community, Lviv nowadays stands in the shadow of Krakow or Budapest when it comes to numbers. But when exploring the Jewish sights of Lviv with us, you can start to feel the 700 year old history of this city’s Jewish community. Working with local and international historians and researching some unique stories, Lviv Buddy put together a walking tour to give you an insight into what was once the vibrant center of Jewish Galicia and meet some of the people who still keep it alive.


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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.

Finding out about famous people on the private Jewish Lviv Walking Tour

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:

  • famous Yiddish poet Sholem Alecheim, who wrote the story for Fiddler on the Roof
  • nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal who diccovered hundreds of war criminals
  • Polish science fiction author Stanislaw Lem – an inspiration to generations of sci-fi fans
  • Yiddish-speaking actrice Bertha Kalich who gained fame even in New York city
  • Ukrainian painter Erno Erb whose works can still be seen in the Lviv Art Gallery

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!

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