Kafka's Prague

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    31 May 2016
    Clock 40min      Length2mi
    9 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    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.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Old Town Square Prague, The Old-New Synagogue, Prague Astronomical Clock, Prague Statue of Franz Kafka

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    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”.

    Tips Tips

    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.


    Plus Write a comment


    Good tour. Better than others as the narrator offered very clear walking directions and let us know we were on the right path—very important! Good narration and lots of sites. Would have appreciated some more quotes and excerpts from Kafka’s work but overall very good. Can we get some sound effects and music from the era please?!?!

    Posted by Regina , 5 months ago

    Thank you! Sound effects and music are definitely a great idea for future versions.

    Christoph Route Creator , 5 months ago
    Sam brearle

    This is the second of Christoph's tours that I have done. I can't imagine why anyone would wish to follow a tour guide in a crowd, when you could have your very own Christoph guiding on a very well researched and enjoyable tour. This is a must.

    Posted by Sam , 10 months ago

    Thank you very much!

    Christoph Route Creator , 10 months ago

    well done. very enjoyable.

    Posted by Anonymous Explorer , almost 4 years ago

    Thank you, I'm glad to hear that!

    Christoph Route Creator , almost 4 years ago

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