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Jewish Quarter Tour

Jewish Quarter Tour
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booking information
DATES: OPERATES ALL YEAR

Times: Sunday-Friday 10:30

Duration: 3 hours

(no tour on: 05,06 June; 26,27 September;
05,10,11,17,18 October;
24,25 December; 01 January)

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MEETING POINT: Jewish Quarter.
Directions and a map link will be included in your booking confirmation.

TOUR ENDS: Jewish Quarter.

number of people
Minimum 2 people
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The Jewish Quarter Tour in Prague traces the history of what was once the largest Jewish ghetto in Europe.

This is a premium walking tour led by a certified Jewish Museum guide who specialises in the Jewish Quarter.

Admission to all monuments in the Jewish Museum is included. And as the subject of the tour is of a sensitive nature, we only run it in small groups.

The Jewish Quarter Tour embraces the history, legends and traditions of the Jewish people in Prague, from the 10th century settlements, through their enforced isolation, the pogrom refugees, and the horrors of the 20th century.

Importantly, we learn about the every day life of the Jewish people through the ages: how they lived, worked and survived in the Jewish Quarter, of their successes and of their failures.

The story unfolds vividly as we explore the synagogues, cemetery, and the streets of the former Jewish Ghetto. Why, for instance, were people buried ten deep, one on top of the other? Who was the famous “Golem”? And how, despite the terrible purges of the Nazi occupation, did the beautiful monuments in the Jewish Quarter survive?

The Jewish Quarter forms an integral part of Prague. With so much of its history contained within the monuments of the Jewish Museum, a walking tour led by a professional guide is the only way to gain an understanding of its significance. It's a fascinating story, if you let us tell it.

As we tour the Jewish Quarter, we'll also discover a little of the life Franz Kafka, the famous author born and raised here.

Key Points:
-Jewish communities in Prague, from the earliest records of 965, through medieval times, to the present day.

-Development of the Jewish Ghetto and history of the synagogues, the Ceremonial Hall and the Old Jewish Cemetery.

-Background to, and reasons for the redevelopment of the Jewish Ghetto at the turn of the 20th century.

-Changing status of the Jews over the centuries, and the tragedy of the Holocaust.

-Remnants of a community; Prague's Jewish people today.

-Largest collection of Jewish ceremonial art (Judaica) in Central Europe, which includes silver, glass, textiles, manuscripts, and other rare and precious objects.

Prague Experience walking tours are led by professional, licensed tourist guides.

The tour is in English.

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Note: The tour must be booked at least 24 hours in advance (there are a limited number of specialist guides). Bookings must be for a minimum of 2 people.

Note: The tour visits the outside only of the Old-New Synagogue, as it is not in the Jewish Museum and requires a separate ticket. The guide still explains the history and significance of the Old-New Synagogue, and for most visitors this is sufficient, but if you do wish to visit inside the guide can arrange the ticket for you on the day.

Note: During World War II, Jews were deported from the Jewish Quarter to Terezin (Theresienstadt), a concentration camp and ghetto 60km from Prague. Therefore, to continue the story of the Jewish people in Prague, you may wish to also book the Terezin Concentration Camp Tour.

Group information
For groups of 10+ people, we can offer at no extra cost:
-a private tour, exclusive to your group.
-a departure time of your choice.
-a tour in another language (supplement applies for some languages).

To reserve, state it in Special Requests on the booking form.

currency informationCURRENCY GUIDE
GBP exchange rate£1 = 29 CZK
Euro exchange rate€1 = 24 CZK
US Dollar exchange rate$1 = 23 CZK
tickets price informationTICKET PRICES
1390 CZK Adult
1290 CZK Student
1140 CZK Child
6-15yrs child price.
0-5yrs free.

PRICE INCLUDES
Guided walking tour of Jewish Quarter + Admission to all monuments in Jewish Museum: Spanish, Maisel, Pinkas & Klausen synagogues; Jewish Ceremonial Hall; Old Jewish Cemetery; Robert Guttmann Gallery
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