Prague’s Jewish Quarter

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No doubt Prague’s Jewish Quarter is the most interesting one in Europe. We’ll let you have a peek into the richness of our history and culture. We protect this treasure by sharing our knowledge through historical facts, stories and legends with you emphasizing the authenticity of being active Jewish locals - as that is who we are.

off season (Jan 1 - Mar 14) private tours only
3 hours
Private or group

Some of the sites you'll visit...

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Old New synagogue

The oldest continuously functioning synagogue in the world. A mysterious building of 800 years of golden and dark periods of the Jewish history. The synagogue of Yehuda Loew ben Bezalel – the Maharal of Prague

Spanish synagogue

Temporarily closed for reconstruction.

Pinkas synagogue

The Pinkas Ha Levi Ish Horowitz Synagogue is the main memorial for the Czech Jews who were murdered by the Nazis in the WWII. On the walls of this 16th century Synagogue are recorded names of more than 78 000 shoah victims.

Old Jewish Cemetery

The hebrew expression for cemetery the house of life is an accurate description of the old Prague Jewish Cemetery– burials were taking place here over the period of 300 years, the gravestones describe the cultural wealth of Prague Jewry.

Jews taking snuff

Explore the origins of Jewish community in Prague

As the Jewish population was in medieval times exclusively subjected to the King – Emperor; the Jewish quarter was independent from the city of Prague, however being situated in the center of the city. This is why the Jewish Quarter had its own court of justice, jails, guards etc.

Facts, Myths and FAQs

How many Jews live in Prague?

Approx. seven thousands (including expats), out of which 1300 subjected to the Chief Rabbinate.

What does it mean to be subjected to the Chief Rabbinate?

As the Chief Rabbinate is Orthodox, most of the Prague Jews are not members of the Kehila. For different reasons.

Are there Reform and Conservative congregations?

Yes, there are-Bejt Simcha, Bejt Praha, Masorti Olami.

What about the anti-semitism in the Czech country?

We do have some records mainly on the Internet.

Was the Jewish Museum installed by A. Hitler as a Museum of an Extinct Race?

Not at all. The Jewish Museum was opened by Dr. Solomon Hugo Lieben in 1906. Hitler was totally unknown adolescent at that time

Was the Jewish Quarter area Josefov a ghetto also during the WWII?

No, it was not. Nazis confiscated villas, houses, apartments of Jews and the Jewish leadership then finding accommodation at friends and relatives.

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Prague’s Jewish Quarter

Group Tour

 
Explore in a group of 3 — 18 people

Availability

Reservation required at least 1 day in advance

Schedule & Duration

3 hours

Departure

From meeting point in Prague (see map)

from 750 CZK

Price is per person.
Entrance fees not included.

Private Tour with one of our guides

 
Explore only with family or friends

Availability

upon request

Schedule & Duration

flexible, and set to fit our client's wishes

Departure

from the client's hotel

from 4800 CZK

Price is set depending on party' size. Entrance fees NOT included.

Private Tour with Sylvie Wittmann

 
Get a special commentary from Silvie

Availability

upon request

Schedule & Duration

flexible, and set to fit our client's wishes

Departure

from the client's hotel

6800 CZK

Price is set depending on party' size. Entrance fees NOT included.

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Prague’s Jewish Quarter

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