Jewish Cemetery

Lonely Planet review

It’s a 15-minute walk west along ul Stawki and then south on ul Okopowa to this cemetery. Founded in 1806, it suffered little during the war and still boasts more than 150,000 tombstones, the largest collection of its kind in Europe. A notice near the entrance lists the graves of many eminent Polish Jews, including Ludwik Zamenhof, creator of the international artificial language Esperanto. Look also for the tomb of Ber Sonnenberg (1764–1822), one of Europe’s finest funerary monuments; take the first paved path on the left beyond the ticket office and when you arrive at a junction on your right, look left: it’s the roofed structure over by the wall.