Private Prague Tour - half-day
As early as the tenth century, Jewish settlers had moved into Prague. 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 four well-preserved synagogues, including the oldest anywhere north of the Alps; 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 twelve 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.
I'll take you to four well-preserved synagogues, including the oldest anywhere north of the Alps; a moving tribute to Czechoslovakia's lost Jewish population in the Pinkas Synagogue. Please note, as the Spanish Synagogue is closed due to reconstruction, we will only be able to see if from the outside. I have a very deep relationship with Prague's Jewish community. My father (87 years old) is an older member of this community and a survivor of the Holocaust and he has his own designated prayer space in the oldest Synagogue in Europe. I will be able to answer any questions you have on the local Jewish community during the reign of the Nazis, the communists, or on the present-day community. On this tour, you will learn about Jewish life and heritage, both past and present in Prague, while visiting the largest Jewish collection in the world
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Underneath the statue of Franz Kafka located at the Spanish Synagogue. (Attention, there is a new Kafka statue in another district of Prague, please arrive at the statue at the Spanish Synagogue) Vězeňská 1, 110 00 Staré Město.
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 3 hours
Based on my experience I suggest we meet and begin this tour at 8:30 a.m or in the afternoon at 2:00 p.m.
By starting our tour at this time we are usually able to avoid long queues and big crowds and to buy admission tickets first at the cash desk. This will allow you an unobstructed view of the sights and delights that Prague has to offer.
Walking (it's all in one small area and all Synagogues are located very close to each other)
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 at the door. If you would like to, we can skip entering the Old/New Synagogue, in which case tickets will be only 350 czk.
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Ljuba was organized informative and friendly. We enjoyed her Jewish Heritage Tour in Prague. I would highly recommend her.