Jewish Town Hall Clock
Jewish Town Hall
Old Jewish Cemetery
With Leora R. descendant of Maharal
Franz Kafka Statue
David Cerny's Kafka
Prague is one of the oldest and most prominent Jewish centres in Central Europe. Despite natural disasters, pogroms and expulsion, the continuity of the local Jewish settlement and religious life has never been disrupted throughout the 1000 year history of the Prague Jewish community. The "Golden Age" of the Jewish Town in Prague occurred at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries. Prague became one of the largest Jewish communities in Europe. A great number of outstanding rabbis, scholars and philosophers lived in the city. The most famous is Rabbi Low known as Maharal. His burial place is at the Old Jewish cemetery. The last peak of Jewish culture in Prague dates to the turn of the 19th and 20th century. Many writers, poets and artists enriched Czech, German and Hebrew literature and culture.
PRAGUE JEWISH TOURS
Jewish Museum Walk - Half day tour
We will start our tour in the Maisel Synagogue and here you will get acquainted with the history of Czech Jews which began in the 10th century. We will walk through the unique Old Jewish cemetery and the Ceremonial Hall, visit the Pinkas Synagogue which was turned into the Holocaust Memorial and find out customs and traditions of local Ashkenazi Jews in the Klaus Synagogue. Then we take a look at the historical Jewish Town Hall and admire the beautiful Spanish synagogue built in the Moorish style. These sights form the Jewish Museum. Apart from the museum you can also visit the oldest active synagogue in Europe called Old-New Synagogue built 700 years ago and currently used by the local orthodox community.
Duration 3-4 hours.
Prague Walk + Jewish Museum - Full day tour
will introduce you Prague (see Introduction Tour) and emphasize the Jewish historical aspects. Then we will visit the Jewish Museum featuring the sights above and the Old-New Synagogue.
Duration 7-8 hours.
Our team are authorized Prague guides fully licensed by the Jewish Museum. They all passed the exam at the Jewish Museum from the Jewish history, customs and traditions as required in order to guide you through the Jewish Museum.
The rate starts at 690 CZK/$29 per hour . See more details.
The entrance fee to Jewish Museum and Old-New Synagogue is 500 CZK/$20 per adult and 340 CZK/$14 per child 6-15 or student and it is paid extra.
Jewish Museum Opening Hours
Open daily except Saturdays and Jewish Holidays
Winter Time : 9am - 4,30pm
Summer Time: 9am - 6pm
is available in four Kosher restaurants in Prague:
Shalom (at the Jewish Town Hall)
Schedule of Services*:
Old New Synagogue - Kabbalat Shabbat starts on Fridays one hour before sunset. Shacharit takes place every Saturday morning at 9 am. On weekdays Maariv starts at 7:30pm.
High Synagogue - the services are here daily. Shacharit starts at 8:30 am., Mincha at 2 pm. Access only through the Jewish Town Hall.
Jerusalem (Jubilee) Synagogue - On Saturdays Shacharit takes place at 9 am.
Spanish Synagogue every Friday at 7pm (summer)
*The schedule is changing throughout the year. For exact schedule please check kehilaprag.cz
More Jewish heritage in Prague:
The New Jewish Cemetery dates to 1890 and is the only functioning Jewish cemetery in Prague
The Jerusalem (Jubilee) Synagogue is an interesting example of Art Nouveau stylisation of the morphology of the Moorish Style.
More info on official website of the Prague Jewish community kehilaprag.
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