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Elementary information

The Budyně nad Ohří Synagogue was declared an immovable cultural monument by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and is owned by the city of Budyně nad Ohří. Every year, the city repairs cultural monuments in the Budyně nad Ohří municipal monument zone with the financial assistance of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and financially supports the repair of privately owned cultural monuments. The city started repairing the synagogue in 2019 and the repairs continued in 2020. In the same year, the city submitted an application to the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic for a grant to repair the synagogue from EEA/Norway funds 2014 – 2021. The application was approved by the Ministry of Finance under project number KU-CH1 -052, which runs from 1/4/2020 to 30/4/2024. The entire project is carried out with the cooperation of the Recipient (city of Budyně nad Ohří, Czech Republic) and the Norwegian partner (Stil Service Martin Funda, Selbu, – Flora, Norway). Both the Beneficiary and the Partner proceed according to the Partnership Agreement in such a way that the project proceeds to its proper and timely completion of implementation.

Project Summary 

The revitalization of the synagogue in Budyně nad Ohří is based on the restoration of the original form and meaning of the synagogue according to the preserved historical sources, which is currently in a state of disrepair, with the threat of total destruction.

The synagogue was built in the first half of the 18th century as a wooden building, which was rebuilt into a brick with elements of Classicism and Rococo. The building has not been restored to this day, and there are serious static failures, such as deformation of the ceiling and walls, skewing of the perimeter wall. The building is currently closed to the public.

The realization of the project will provide static securing of the building incl. realization of building modifications, masonry remediation and completion of women's gallery incl. Pair of wooden columns. Furthermore, the tabernacle will be created incl. stage and all elements visible from historical photographs, including the addition of floor layers and the basic furniture of the synagogue. The interior will be restored historical paintings, including. lining.

The exterior will be renewed facade, restoration of window, door lining and fillings, roofing and staircase will be replaced. The project will also include the construction of emergency social facilities and a minor adjustment of external areas incl. entrance to the cellar.

The aim of the project is to revitalize the monument as a whole and return it to its appearance and function for religious and cultural purposes.

The project partnership will be implemented with the Norwegian partner. lnvolvement of the partner in the project will take place in the matter of expert consultations in the preparation of the restoration of furniture and other antique objects, followed by holding seminars on the topíc of reconstruction of real estate in the Czech Republic and Norway, the aim of which is to share good experience.


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