Prague audio tour: Kafka's Prague

About the 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.

Tour Producer

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Christoph Amthor

I lived in Prague for about 20 years, working as a journalist, co-founder of an NGO, blogger and software developer.

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Major Landmarks

  • Old Town Square Prague

  • The Old-New Synagogue

  • Prague Astronomical Clock

  • Prague Statue of Franz Kafka

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”.

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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.

Precautions

Watch out for pickpockets, especially around the Old Town Square.

Comments

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 , over 2 years ago

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

Posted by Christoph , over 2 years ago

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 , almost 3 years ago

Thank you very much!

Posted by Christoph , almost 3 years ago

well done. very enjoyable.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , about 6 years ago

Thank you, I'm glad to hear that!

Posted by Christoph , about 6 years ago
Preview mode limited to first 3 locations.