The Jewish Quarter Walking Tour traces the history of what was once the largest Jewish ghetto in Europe.
This moving story embraces the traditions, customs and legends of the Jewish people in Prague, from their early settlements in the 10th century, through the poverty of the pogrom refugees, their successes and their enforced isolation.
We learn of the every day life of the Jewish people in Prague through the ages, how they worked and lived in the Jewish Quarter (Josefov), a fascinating area of the city located between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River.
Entrances to all the major monuments forming the Jewish Museum are included.
The story vividly unfolds as we explore the synagogues, the cemetery and the streets of the former Jewish Ghetto. Why for instance were people buried twelve deep, one on top of the other, and who was the famous Golem? We also discover why, despite the terrible purges, Adolf Hitler actually wanted to preserve the Jewish Ghetto in Prague.
The Jewish Quarter forms an integral part of the history of Prague, and this walking tour offers a real insight into the life and times of the people who have lived there.
Development of the Jewish Ghetto including the history of its synagogues, Old Cemetery and Town Hall.
Jewish communities in Prague from the earliest records of 965.
The changing status of Jews over time.
Background to, and reasons for the comprehensive redevelopment of the Ghetto 100 years ago.
Fate of the Jews over the centuries and the tragedy of the Holocaust.
Remnants of a community; Prague's Jewish community today.
Prague Experience walking tours are in English and are led by professional, licensed tourist guides.
The Jewish Quarter Walking Tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance.
For groups of 15+ people, we can arrange at no extra cost:
-a private guide exclusive to your group.
-a departure time of your choice.
To reserve, mention it in special requests on the booking form.