Jewish heritage in Prague is as old as the city itself, dating back over a millennium. One of the oldest and most remarkably preserved sites of Jewish historical significance is Prague’s Jewish Quarter. Among the many distinguished figures of Prague’s thousand-year-old Jewish community are the world-famous Kabbalist and Creator of the Golem, Rabbi Low, the “court Jew,” Mordechaj Maisel, and the renowned author, Franz Kafka.
Discover the treasures of the ancient Jewish Quarter. View the interiors of four famous synagogues and the exterior of the oldest synagogue north of the Alps, the Old-New Synagogue, still in use today. Behold the region’s most extensive collection of beautiful Judaica, including silver, glass, textiles, manuscripts, and other rare, precious objects. Take a walk through the Old 14th century Jewish Cemetery, with its densely packed layers of graves up to 12 layers deep, and see the Burial Brotherhood Building.
Go to the Pinkas Synagogue, now a hallowed museum dedicated to the Czech victims of the Holocaust, which includes a poignant exhibition of drawings by the children of the Terezín Ghetto, the Klausen Synagogue, which contains a permanent collection of lore surrounding the Maharal; the Maisel synagogue with its extensive collection of Judaica; and the newly restored Spanish Synagogue, built in the Moorish style.
Additional option: Private Tour of Prague.
To come to Prague is to take a centuries-long step back in history, to stroll among epochs of remarkably preserved architecture in colors, designs and textures only mimicked in other places around the world. Rove the ancient, winding streets of the city and learn about the history of the center of Bohemia. A tour of the “Golden City” features walks and inside visits to enlighten you about this ancient and fascinating place. Traverse the cobblestones lanes and beautiful bridges from Wenceslas Square with its famous statue of St. Wenceslas to the Prague Castle district. From there, continue on your tour past the Archbishop’s Palace to the remarkable St. Vitus Cathedral which took over six hundred years to build. The next sites on the tour include the Royal Palace and the Golden Lane. Go down the Old Castle Stairs and then head back over the Vltava River and down romantic Paris Street to Old Town Square, where you will delight in the Old Town Hall with its famous Astronomical Clock, St. Nicholas Church, and the Tyn Church.
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