Jewish Quarter (3 hours)
Discover the treasures of ancient Jewish Quarter, while hearing all about 1,000 years of Jewish history in Prague. Though Prague’s Jewish community was not large compared to other regions, it historically wielded tremendous cultural and political influence. On this tour, you will get to know the local architecture, traditions, legends, and stories of the city’s historic Jewish district. We will wander the streets of Josefov, the former Jewish ghetto, in order to fully grasp the neighborhood’s unique genius loci. The Jewish Quarter and its museum miraculously survived WWII, giving us the unique opportunity to see thousand-year-old artifacts of Judaica, allowing us to wander through streets of this former ghetto and admire some of the rarest Jewish monuments in all of Europe.
This private, guided tour through Prague’s Jewish Quarter offers the opportunity to see the interiors of 5 different synagogues, including the Old-New Synagogue, which is the oldest still-functioning Jewish house of prayer in Europe. We will also visit the Jewish cemetery, which dates back to beginning of 15th century, and within its walls contain some key figures not only in the history of Josefov, but in all of Central Europe. On this tour, we will explore the trial and tribulations everyday life in the Jewish Quarter here in Prague. In the Jewish Museum, we will take in an extensive collection of Judaic artifacts, including manuscripts, silver, textiles, glass, and various other priceless treasures. In the Pinkas Synagogue, we will also see an exhibition children’s drawings from the Terezin ghetto and work camp, which many members of the European Jewish community passed through during the Second World War.
- Josefov - Old-New Synagogue, Jewish Cemetery, Jewish Town Hall, Klaus Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Maisel Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue, Statue of Franz Kafka
Included in the tour rate:
Licensed local tour guide
Please make provision for:
Adsmission fee to the Jewish Museum - approx. USD 20
Your private tour guide will come and pick you up at the reception desk of your hotel.
The tour can be adjusted to your preferences.