Let‘s set off on a walk through Prague’s fabled Jewish Quarter, one of the oldest centres of Jewish life in the world.
I’ve spent half of my life in this lovely city and I’ve always been fascinated by its Jewish heritage. I’d love to share what I’ve learnt with you while also taking in some of its most important sites, including the Old Jewish Cemetery, its beautiful synagogues, the Old Town Square, the Town Hall Clock and Franz Kafka Square. We’ll also meet some of the illuminating figures from Prague’s Jewish history. I hope you’ll fall in love with Judaism’s rich and fascinating culture along the way, just like I have.
• Listen to the story of the mysterious Golem
• Find out about the place where David’s star was first used as a Jewish national symbol
• Get a glimpse of the Old Jewish Cemetery, one of the largest in the world
• Discover why a clock runs on "Jewish time"
• Admire the longest-working European synagogue
• See the places where Kafka lived and Einstein used to meet their friends
Let me share some insight into the Jewish history of Prague, which spans centuries, architectural styles, personalities and, above all, stories. If you have a deeper interest in Prague’s Jewish sites and are planning on a visit to the Jewish Museum, which allows you to enter the Old Cemetery and the synagogues, then this is the best practical introduction to your visit. But please note that this tour does not include entrance fees to any of the sites along the way.