Jewish Town Hall, Prague

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  • Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter 1.5-hour Guided Tour

    1. Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter 1.5-hour Guided Tour

    Your 90-minute guided walk begins at Jan Palach Square, on the banks of the Vltava River, in front of the Rudolfinum. From here, head to the Jewish quarter where your guide will tell you about the history of Jews in Prague. After this overview of the city’s Jewish heritage, you’ll be guided around the main synagogues and the Jewish cemetery, and see where France Kafka did much of his writing. Head to Prague’s Old Town and take in the historical landmarks including the world-famous astronomical clock. Your passionate guide is well educated in local and world history, and in the history of Jews in Prague. Enjoy the commentary and the stories behind each of the important buildings you see.

    This was a very informative and fun excursion. Our guide had a lively, animated way of describing the area and history. Well worth the time and money. Enjoy!

  • Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter: Guided Tour in German

    2. Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter: Guided Tour in German

    Discover the magic of Prague on a 2-hour guided walk. Start in Old Town Square, which is the site of the Church of Our Lady before Týn and was the main market square in Prague. Take a walk along picturesque streets by the Estates Theater and Charles University. See the Old Town Hall with its astronomical clock, and marvel at a masterpiece of Gothic science. Walk to the birthplace of Franz Kafka and discover the Jewish Quarter. Visit the Maisel and Pinkas synagogues before passing the old Jewish cemetery. See the New Town Hall and the Clementinum, before heading to Charles Bridge, where the tour ends.

    It was an interesting tour with historical facts and the highlights of the old town.

  • Prague: Jewish Quarter Walking Tour with Admission Tickets

    3. Prague: Jewish Quarter Walking Tour with Admission Tickets

    Explore the Jewish Quarter of Prague for an overview of the area's history and modern life, starting outside the Rudolfinium on Jan Palach Square. Located on the banks of the River Vltava, the neo-renaissance concert hall is one of the oldest in Europe and had its debut concert in 1896 when Antonín Dvořák conducted. Walk to the Jewish Quarter, known as Josefov. Hear stories about the Jewish community and its most famous people. Look inside one of 4 Synagogues (Maisel, Pinkas, Spanish, and Klausen synagogues) in the area, and go to the Old Jewish Cemetery, one of the oldest in Central Europe. Your guide is an expert in the Jewish history of Prague and its people and will tell stories that bring the history of the Jewish Quarter and its Synagogues to life.

    We had a wonderful time, thanks to our guide. He was very good and spoke fluently Englisch. He was very respectfull and humble. Great Guy!

  • Best of Prague: Castle, Jewish Quarter, Cruise & Lunch

    4. Best of Prague: Castle, Jewish Quarter, Cruise & Lunch

    Discover the main monuments of Prague on a half-day tour, with lunch and a relaxing boat trip down the River Vltava, and marvel at landmark attractions by land and water. Enjoy the perfect tour for those who want to explore the heart of Europe and get a picture of Prague’s rich history. Hear fascinating stories from an experienced guide as you stop at the Charles Bridge and explore the streets of Lesser Town. Take the picturesque tram to Prague Castle to discover Europe’s largest castle complex. After a short coffee break, go to the Jewish Quarter and Old Town to wander down small alleys and cobblestone streets. Lunch will be served at a typical Czech restaurant, washed down with some of the country's legendary beer. Then, take a relaxing boat trip down the River Vltava (drink included), and see icons such as the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle from a different perspective.

    Our tour guide, Sharka, was very friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about Prague. And lunch was delicious! I highly recommend this experience.

  • Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Tour

    5. Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Tour

    Travel through the story of Prague and the Czech Republic on a guided tour of the Old Town and Jewish Quarter, and learn chapters from the city’s timeless and sometimes turbulent history. Hear the historical tales behind the house signs and statues on Powder Tower. Go to the Municipal House, and marvel at the façade of the Church of St. Nicholas. See the legendary Astronomical Clock on Old Town Square. Venture into the heart of the Old Town, before going to the former Jewish Ghetto, where your guide will tell bizarre stories about Rabi Loew’s legendary monster Golem, talk of Jewish habits and traditions, and tell the story of the Jewish writer Kafka's life and work. See city synagogues, including the oldest in Europe. Discover the site of the Jewish Town Hall. Visit the Old Jewish Cemetery, and build a picture of life for the Jewish community throughout the history of Prague.

    Our guide was right on time in the exact location. All of the email confirmation and logistical information was very convenient. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and also flexible to answer all of our questions and spend more time on the areas that were of particular interests.

  • Jewish Town Walking Tour in Prague

    6. Jewish Town Walking Tour in Prague

    Get to grips with the Jewish history of Prague on this informative walking tour led by an expert guide. Walk through central Europe’s only existing Jewish town–the quarter that survived the Holocaust. See several important sites such as the Old Jewish Cemetery, Old-New synagogue, Maisel Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue, and Pinkas Synagogue. The tour begins with a stroll through the Old Jewish Cemetery. This was established in the first half of the 15th century, and its oldest tombstone dates back from 1439! Pay your respects at the grave of poet and scholar Avigdor Kara, and see the place-of-rest of the famous Liwa Ben Bazalel, also known as Rabbi Löw. Walk through Maiselova Street to reach the Old Town Square. The Old-New Synagogue was built in the early Gothic style around the middle of the 13th century. The main hall is the only existing Medieval type hall of its kind. This is an info...

  • Prague: 2-Hour Old Town and Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

    7. Prague: 2-Hour Old Town and Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

    Discover the hidden history of Prague, and see the most popular sites of the “City of 100 Spires” on a 2-hour walking tour of the Old Town and Josefov neighborhood. Learn about the curious symbols on the Astronomical Clock, and hear about the life of the man on the big monument in Old Town Square; the Czechs' beloved Jan Hus! Discover Prague’s role in the development of culture and education in Central Europe as you are guided past the Karolinum complex of buildings from the 15th century. Go to the Estates Theatre (Stavovské divadlo) in Prague’s historic theater district, and admire the façade of the 18th-century cultural venue. Discover the birthplace of Franz Kafka, and look at the edifices of city churches. Then, venture into the former Jewish Ghetto in the tiny Josefov quarter, completely surrounded by the Old Town. See some of the city synagogues, and learn about the cramped cond...

    Our guide a young Czech student was pleasant and helpful despite the weather, it poured down with rain for the whole tour. But Tomasz was so engaging throughout that he took our minds off feeling wet and cold. My fiancee and I love history and Tomasz had much to tell us and we both learnt a lot from his tour and he kept us entertained for the whole 2 hours. Tomasz is an excellent guide and we would highly recommend him.

  • Prague: 3-Hour Private Jewish Quarter Tour

    8. Prague: 3-Hour Private Jewish Quarter Tour

    Head to the Jewish Quarter where you will visit all the sites of the Jewish ghetto owned by the Jewish Museum: Old Jewish Cemetery, ceremonial hall and the synagogues (Old-New, Pinkas, Klaus, and Maisel). Only with a local guide can you fully understand the 1000-year history of the Prague and Bohemian Jews. Through the visit, your guide will explain the position of the Jews in Czech society - from the medieval ages to the 20th century till today and why all the sites are located in the city center, and what is so special in each of the buildings.  In each synagogue, there is a different exhibition and your guide will help you to understand and appreciate what you have in front of you and what is significant of the object. Enjoy the fully narrated tour with your personal guide who is ready to explain all the questions about Judaism.

    Ina did a nice job of pacing our group of 4 through the various synagagues and museums. We were impressed that she has learned so much and she herself isn't Jewish. She was easy to understand.

  • Stories of Jewish Prague: 3-Hour Historical Tour

    9. Stories of Jewish Prague: 3-Hour Historical Tour

    Your 3-hour tour begins at the Old-New Synagogue, the oldest functioning synagogue in Europe. Built around 1270, it is also among the oldest Gothic structures in Prague. At the heart of Jewish culture, this synagogue serves as the backdrop for a discussion of Jewish religious and social customs during the medieval period. Visit the Renaissance-era Town Hall built by Mordechai Maisel and hear about the Golden Age of Prague’s Jewish community. As you continue to move through one of the largest collections of Judaica in the world, you’ll come to understand the paradoxes of the Jewish experience in Prague. In 1782 Josef II issued the Edict of Toleration, granting the Jews religious freedom, eliminating professional restrictions, and allowing Jewish children to attend schools and universities. A grateful community renamed the ghetto district Josefov, as it is still known today. All this fr...

    She was excellent and so knowledgeable which made for a very special experience. She is a registered Czech guide which I strongly urge you to take advantage of

  • Prague Jewish Quarter Tour in French with Monuments Entrance

    10. Prague Jewish Quarter Tour in French with Monuments Entrance

    Enjoy this complete tour in french to discover the history and the legends of the iconic Jewish quarter of Prague. This visit is organized in small groups. The visit includes admission tickets to the main monuments in the Jewish Quarter. You will start off in the morning in front of the Powder Tower and directly head to the Jewish Quarter where your guide will tell you all the stories and legends which make this district special. Your guide will take you through the old Jewish cemetery and the ceremonial hall, a monument charged with history. You will also visit the several synagogues of the district (Maisel, Spanish, Klausen, and Pinkas) and learn what they meant to the Jewish community. You will also have the opportunity to ask all your questions to the guide around a coffee during the visit.

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What people are saying about Jewish Town Hall, Prague

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Fantastic tour guide. Very informative and responsive. This was the second time I went for this tour and the same guide I am sorry but I don’t exactly remember the name I guess it was Aarhus.

This was a very informative and fun excursion. Our guide had a lively, animated way of describing the area and history. Well worth the time and money. Enjoy!

A real pleasure to discover the Jewish quarter and the old town with a passionate Prague! I recommend !

Peter was wonderful… smart, informative , professional We truly loved our tou… highly recommend!

Really interesting trip, our guide had big knowledge of history and she was really nice