Prague Jewish Quarter 4 Hours Private Walking Tour In PragueWrite a Review
Private tour of Prague Jewish Quarter "Josefov" takes 4 hours.Â It is a walking tour. In the price is not included an entrance fee to the JewishÂ cemetery and the Synagogues. The entrance fee to the Jewish Museum is 18 EUR. I will pick you up in a lobby of the hotel you are staying in. Then we walk towards the former Jewish Ghetto.
The name Josefov comes from the emperor Josef II, whose reforms improved the living conditions for the Jewish in Prague. The Jewish Quarter lies between the right bank of the Vltava River and the Old Town Square.It contains the remains of Pragueâs former Jewish ghetto, with its multitude of legends about the mystical Golem and the spirit of Franz Kafka, the world famous writer.
The Jewish MuseumÂ is a complex of buildingsÂ from the former Jewish Quarter.
The Jewish Museum in Prague has one of the most extensive collections of Jewish art, textiles and silver in the world; there are 40,000 exhibits and 100,000 books.Â
- Family friendly
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
Know More about this tourWe start our Private Walking tour of Prague Jewish Town "Josefov" at 9am from the hotel you are staying in. If your hotel is located in a center of town we dont need to use a public transportation. Duration of our tour is 4 hours.The entrance fee is not included in the price.Our first stop will be Pinkas Synagogue founded in 1479 by Rabbi Pinkas.It is now one of the memorials to the victims of the Holocaust.After the WW II, names of the 77,297 Jewish Czech victims of the Nazis were written on the synagogue’s walls to keep forever the names of the Jews who did not survive the camp in Terezin.
Our 2nd visit will be the Old Jewish Cemetery.Dating from 1439,it is Europe’s oldest “surviving” Jewish cemetery.It is now impressing to see tombs on 12 layers and to imagine that in the area are buried more than 100,000 people in about 20,000 graves. The last person buried in the cemetery was Moses Beck in 1787.The most striking graves are those of Mordechai Maisel and Rabi Löw. The cemetery has served as burial grounds for 300 years.
During the WW II, Hitler decided to erase not only the Jewish population but also the Jewish synagogues and burial grounds. He ordered, however, for the old, impressive Jewish Cemetery in Prague to be left intact, as he wanted to transform it into a museum after killing all the Jews in Europe.
Our 3rd visit will be a Baroque Klausen Synagogue completed in 1694 and redecorated in the 1880s. It now contains an interesting exhibition of Hebrew prints and manuscripts, an exhibition of Jewish traditions and customs and also drawings of children from the Terezín concentration camp.Funny name: “Klausen”. It comes from the German word “klaus”, which means “small building”. It was built by Mordechai Maisel, the head of the Prague Jewish Community, in honour of a visit by Emperor Maximilian II in 1573.
Our next visit will be the Old-New Synagogue, the oldest working synagogue in Europe and one of Prague’s earliest Gothic buildings, built around 1270.You will certainly be impressed by the Holy Ark from the eastern wall, in which the Torah sacred scrolls are kept and by the Hebrew biblical abbreviations covering the walls. The Synagogue’s activity has an impressing history of more than 700 years, having been interrupted only between 1941 and 1945 because of the Nazi occupation.
Then we visit Spanish Synagogue, considered as the most beautiful synagogue in a whole Europe, from 1868.
Meisel Synagogue was built by Mordechai Meisel in 1592.
Our Last visit is Jerusalem synagogues from 1905 which is not included in the Jewish Quarter but in the area so called New Town. It is from my point of view the most beautiful synagogue I have ever seen.
Inclusions for Prague Jewish Quarter 4 Hours Private Walking Tour In Prague
- Professional guide
- Local guide
- Private tour
- Walking tour
Exclusions for Prague Jewish Quarter 4 Hours Private Walking Tour In Prague
- Entrance fees not included in the price but available to buy
- Food and drinks not included in the price but available to buy
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Dress code is smart casual
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