Opening hours
Current opening hours can be found in the events calendar HERE

 All year:
Monday, Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 15:00

May-September: IN ADDITION to standard opening hours,
weekend trips: Saturday 13:00-16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 16:00

Basic entry fee:

Adults: 60 CZK
Reduced price: 40 CZK - school children, students, pensioners over 65 years of age
Family ticket: 120 CZK - 2 adults + max. 4 children
Classes and groups up to 20 people: 500 CZK
Groups of 21-50 people - 1000 CZK
Free admission - children up to 6 years old, holders of ZTP and ZTP-P cards
Taking photos for private purposes: 10 CZK, video recording: 50 CZK
Possibility to pay in cash (CZK, PLN) and by card.

The history of the synagogue in Krnov

The building was built in 1871-1872 by the builder Ernest Latzel in the Neo-Romanesque style, with interiors in the Moorish style, inspired by the construction of Sephardic Jews. The total cost of building the temple reached 26,000 guilders, of which 500 guilders was contributed by Emperor Franz Joseph I himself.
In 1898, a Gebrüder Rieger organ was installed in the synagogue. The synagogue building stopped being used for religious purposes at the end of 1938, after Krnov was occupied by German troops.
 As one of the few synagogues in the region, the Krnov synagogue was saved from destruction during the Nazi occupation. In November 1938, synagogues throughout Germany burned down, but the synagogue in Krnov served the NSV for some time. (National Socialist concern for the good of the people, which was one of the components of the NSDAP), was thus purified by SS members and then was to be burned. Because the event was postponed for cleanup, the burning did not occur.
Due to the convenient location of the synagogue near the city center, the city council decided to adapt the synagogue to the city marketplace. All symbols of the Jewish faith were removed from the synagogue, the Ten Commandments written in Hebrew on the stones, were placed under the roof, and the organ was dismantled by the Rieger company and sold to the Catholic church (the city of Koszarawa in today's Poland).
During the so-called "Kristallnacht" the ceremonial hall of the Jewish cemetery burned down. Then, for unknown reasons, the imperial and Czech-Slovak press falsely wrote about the burning of the synagogue in Krnov.
After the war, the building was first used as a warehouse, and from 1960 as a district archive. In 1994, the synagogue in Krnov was returned to the Jewish Community of Olomouc as part of restitution. The flood in July 1997 ended the 37-year operation of the District Archives in the synagogue building.
Then, the synagogue was partially renovated thanks to the voluntary work of Krnov patriots, and it was occasionally used to organize exhibitions and concerts. Since 2008, the synagogue has been owned by the Federation of Jewish Communities based in Prague, which selected it for the "10 Stars" project, under which it was thoroughly renovated and a permanent exhibition "Jewish Industrialists, Entrepreneurs and Inventors" was installed.¨ Currently, the synagogue serves as a museum, exhibition, cultural and religious space.  Jewish services are held every Friday evening and Saturday morning.
Since 2020, the Krnov Synagogue has been part of the "European Trails of Jewish Cultural Heritage" project, and from 2021 also part of the "" project of the Moravian-Silesian Region.

You can contact us at:
Phone: +420 608 643 487