Prague Jewish Quarter Private Half-Day Walking Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Daily at 9am, except Saturdays and Jewish Holidays Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Pickup from the lobby of your hotel in Prague
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Private tour of Prague Jewish Quarter "Josefov" takes 4 hours.It is a walking tour. In the price is not included an entrance fee to the Jewishcemetery 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 Pragues former Jewish ghetto, with its multitude of legends about the mystical Golem and the spirit of Franz Kafka, the world famous writer.The Jewish Museumis a complex of buildingsfrom 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.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Know More about this tour

We 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 needto use a public transportation. Duration of ourtour 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 synagogues 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 Europes 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 Lw. 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 BaroqueKlausen Synagoguecompleted 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 Terezn 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 Pragues 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 Synagogues 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 Synagoguewas 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

  • Professional local guide
  • Private walking tour

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Fares for any required public transport

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code is smart/casual

Wheelchair accessible