Prague's Jewish Quarter - Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

4024


Categories

Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
There's not much travelling, but the streets here are all cobbled, which causes some people problems.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), German (basic), Hebrew (basic), Russian (fluent)

Private Prague Tour - half-day


Prague was once home to the largest population of Ashkenazi Jews anywhere in the world and, although nowadays the population is very small, the Jewish Community left its mark on the city. In this tour, I'll take you to five well-preserved synagogues, including the oldest anywhere north of the Alps; the Spanish Synagogue with its beautiful geometric decorations; and a moving tribute to Czechoslovakia's lost Jewish population in the Pinkas Synagogue. You'll also visit the Old Jewish Cemetery, where the graves lie on top of one another up to five layers deep; and where you'll find the resting place of Rabbi Loew, renowned in legend as the creator of the Golem. Prague is home to the largest collection of Judaica in the world and there is no other country that has so many historical Jewish artifacts all in one place. This is the largest collection in Europe as many of these artifacts were recovered from the Nazis after the war.

Itinerary

I'll take you to five well-preserved synagogues, including the oldest anywhere north of the Alps; the Spanish Synagogue with its beautiful geometric decorations; and a moving tribute to Czechoslovakia's lost Jewish population in the Pinkas Synagogue. You'll also visit the Old Jewish Cemetery, where the graves lie on top of one another up to five layers deep; and where you'll find the resting place of Rabbi Loew, renowned in legend as the creator of the Golem. I have a very deep relationship with Prague's Jewish community. My father (85 years old) is an older member of this community. I am able to answer any questions you have on this community during the reign of the Nazis, the communists or on the present day community.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: This is a walking tour, we therefore must meet within the Jewish Quarter. I suggest the small Kafka Statue located by the Spanish Synagogue - Vězeňská 1, 110 00 Praha 1. Not to be confused with the large rotating head monument of Franz Kafka.

End location: Prague's Old Town Square, or anywhere else in and around the Jewish Quarter you'd prefer.

Duration: 3 hours

Based on my experience I suggest we meet and begin this tour at 8:45 a.m.

By starting our tour at this time we are usually able to avoid long queues and big crowds. This will allow you an unobstructed view of the sights and delights that Prague has to offer.

Transportation

Walking (it's all in one small area)

What’s Included

Other: Guided Tour to each of the synagogues in Prague's Jewish Quarter, plus the Old Jewish Cemetery and expert guidance on all of the Judaic exhibitions that the Jewish Museum offers.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

600 czk - Entrance tickets to the Jewish Museum are an additional cost- which is paid directly to the Prague Jewish Museum. If you would like to, we can skip entering the Old/New Synagogue, in which case tickets will be only 350 czk.

What’s Extra

Other: Entrance to the Jewish Museum at the Old New Synagogue.

A Recent Review of this tour

Excellent tour! Ljuba is so knowledgable and fun to spend a morning with. We give her the highest recommendation. It was a highlight of our time in Prague. Thank you. Andrea and Bea
Andrea Youngdahl

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