Old Jewish Cemetery Tours
About Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague
Lying quietly in a desolate corner of Prague’s Jewish town is Europe’s oldest surviving Jewish cemetery. Part creepy and part fascinating, this cemetery has over 100,000 bodies buried on top of each other. Yes, believe it or not but there are 11 cemeteries stacked on top of each other at this site. The result is that the headstones are now crammed besides each other making it a whimsical sight and a rare, eerie occurrence. Hidden beneath the tombstones are thousands of intriguing stories; there are stories of pogroms, fires and floods. Some lavish tombstones speak of the golden days in the 16th century Renaissance, when Emperor Rudolph II ruled. A truly rare attraction, the Old Jewish Cemetery is a must visit just for its historical and cultural importance.
Old Jewish Cemetery Information
- Photography is chargeable.
- Disabled access available.
Old Jewish Cemetery Tickets Prices
- The entrance fee to the Old Jewish Cemetery is included in the combined ticket for sites in Old Jewish Quarter of Prague.
How To Get To Old Jewish Cemetery by Public Transport
- Nearest Bus Stop: Staromestska, Namesti Republiky (207,294,505,511H2)
- Nearest Tram: Nameti Republiky (5,8,24,26,51,54,56)
- Nearest Metro: Staromestska
Restaurants Near Old Jewish Cemetery
- King Solomon
- La Veranda
- Chagall’s Club Restaurant
- Cantinetta Fiorentina
- Le Cafe Colonial
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Book Old Jewish Cemetery Tickets And Tours
Take this tour to experience a unique walk through Prague's famous Jewish Quarter and history.By taking this walking tour you will see the only Central European Jewish town-quarter that survived the holocaust. Your guide will take you to Old Jewish Cemetery that is among the oldest surviving Jewish burial grounds in the world and along with the Old-New Synagogue, it is the most important site in the Prague Jewish Town.
Become acquainted with Old Town Square and its Astronomical Clock and the former Jewish Quarter and visit it synagogues and the Old Jewish Cemetery.
Jewish quarter in Prague is second most visited site in Prague. Find out why - it is a unique place in the world. The history of the Jews of Prague is as old as Prague itself and you will get the most of it from a professional, local guide with education in Jewish studies. Visit the Old-New Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery and other parts of the Jewish Museum in Prague.
Learn of the key events in PragueâÂÂs World War II and communist history on a 3-hour walking tour, led by a private guide. As you explore the city, seeing historical landmarks like Wenceslas Square and National Avenue (NÃ¡rodnÃ), youâÂÂll realize the impact that PragueâÂÂs political turbulence had on the city during the 20th century. Walk past buildings once occupied by the Nazis, the KGB and the SS (Nazi Protection Squadron), and then visit the Old Jewish Cemetery. As itâÂÂs a private tour, the itinerary is flexible and can be tailored to your interests âÂÂ simply let your guide know on the day!
Share your experience - Rate Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague
We visited the Jewish Cemetery independent of a guide as part of our self-guided tour of the Jewish Quarter in Prague. While we preferred the freedom of not having a guide, we were a little sad we didn't have one, as we wanted to learn more during our visit to the cemetery. The Cemetery is beautiful and moving, and a must-see site. However, there is no brochure or signs or anything to help give history of context as you are moving through. So either bring a guide or bring a guidebook, if that matters to you. That being said - a very worthy and beautiful place to visit. So quiet and serene (except the occasional less-than-respectful tour group). Note: entrance is included as part of the "Jewish Museum" ticket - you cannot pay to enter just this site. It is 500 czk for entrance to all the sites.
An interesting place to see, especially if you're Jewish or know something about the history or the people buried here. It has a mystical feel to it, it's hidden in the chilly share of the tall trees and walls. The only bad thing is that you can't just buy an entrance to it, you have to buy a ticket for everything in the Jewish quarter.
Every visitor to Prague should come here, but be prepared for crowds and waiting. Also consider all the sights of Jewish history in this country outside of Prague
Very expensive & not enough relevent information about the history of the cemetery, would give it a miss if time is short, much more interesting things to do in Prague
Prepare for it to be crowded and a waiting time to get in. Make sure to buy your tickets in advance so you can skip the queue to the ticket booth at the entrance. The tour itself is a one track walking path taking you through the sites. When there is a lot of people it feels like you are queueing through the whole site
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