Franz Kafka is one of the most influential writers in modern literature. Both his life and his work are tightly connected to the city of Prague. During this tour, we will visit the most important places in Kafka's Prague. You will see houses where he lived, the Jewish Quarter and the tiny alleys of the old town. These places have often inspired his writing and provided the subjects and settings of his texts.
Old Town Square, Old New Synagogue, Astronomical Clock, Kafka Monument
We will start outside outside Cafe Kafka, in Franz Kafka Square. You can reach it from the Old Town Square by walking towards the river. On the train, disembark at Staroměstská metro station and walk about 200 metres away from the river.
Directions from the end point to Kafka's Grave:
I'll leave you at Malostranská metro station. Climb down to the platform and take the train on your left hand side, where the incoming trains face towards you. The station where you need to get off is called “Želivského”. If that's a little complicated, here is an easier hint: It is one stop after the station “Flora”. Once you disembark, climb up to street level. In one corner of the intersection, you'll find the entrance to the Jewish cemetery. Inside the compound, make a sharp right and walk some five minutes along the enclosing wall. Kafka's grave is located at the big white sign with the number “21”.
Places to stop along the way:
Old New Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue, Týn Courtyard, tower of the Old Town Hall. You can conclude the tour with a visit to Kafka's grave.
Best time of day:
During daylight. If you want to visit the synagogues, please check that it isn't a Jewish holiday.
Watch out for pickpockets, especially around the Old Town Square.
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