Mikulov (German: Nikolsburg) is a town in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic with a population of 7,608 (2004). It is located directly on the border with Austria.

Route Distance Links  
Znojmo to Mikulov and Valtice 80 km map/GPX cue sheet
Valtice to Vienna miles|km map/GPX cue sheet

Jewish Cemetary in MikulovJewishgen, a website that records Jewish life before the Holocaust, notes the importance of the Jewish Community in Nikolsburg. “Jewish life here reached a peak in the early 19th century, outshining other towns in Moravia. Jews benefitted from the relatively benign regime of the Prince von Dietrichstein family, and a thriving community developed on the western slopes of the imposing hill on which stood the princely palace. Nikolsburg, the seat of the Moravian Chief Rabbi, had a well-known Yeshiva, many synagogues and a large graveyard in which many of the famous rabbis of Moravia are buried. Mikulov was part of the Sudetenland which was handed over to Hitler by the appeasers at Munich in 1938. Those who didn’t escape died in the concentration camps.”



Photo credits

  1. Mikulov Jewish Cemetery. © esig_foto, 2008.
  2. Mikulov. © Hanule, 2007.
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