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OLD TOWN AND JEWISH GHETTO

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Visit the Prague Old Town and Jewish Ghetto!



Tour in German Language

If you are in Prague for the first time, this brief tour of Old Town and the Jewish Ghetto is perfect for you. Experienced guide will tell you about the mysterious symbols on the Astronomical clock, you will learn about the Czechs’ beloved Jan Hus, the man from the big monument on Old Town Square.

You will visit places which were important for the development of culture and education in Czech country as you are guided by the Karolinum, Estates Theatre, the home of Franz Kafka, and many beautiful gothic or baroque churches.
Come with us and feel the vibes of history in the famous and mysterious Jewish Ghetto.

Enjoy a pleasant walk with our guide through the Old Town and the Prague Jewish Ghetto. Let´s discover the hidden history of Old Prague while visiting the popular sites in The City of 100 Spires with experienced guide.



Old Town square - the Astronomical clock

Listen to the tales and to the real history.
 



Jan Hus monument at the Old Town square

Learn about famous Czech priest Jan Hus whose monument is situated at the Old Town Square.




The Estates Theatre

You will be guided through our important cultural places - such as famous and beautiful opera house - the Estates Theatre, where W. A. Mozart premiered his most famous opera Don Giovanni in 1787.



 

Jewish ghetto in Prague

Come and see the synagogues and visit the Jewish cemetery - the largest one in Europe.



 

You are going to explore:

Origin of the words Bohemia and Czech
Old Town Square
Jan Hus and the Husites
Execution of 27 men in 1621
Astronomical Clock
Estate theatre
Charles University
St. James Church
Tyn Cathedral
The area of Ungelt
Jewish Quarter
Franz Kafka
Synagogues
Old Jewish Cemetery
Burial-brotherhood


However it might seem impossible, this tour takes only 2 hours and you will learn so much about Prague during this time!



This tour is not suitable for disabled or wheelchair users.


See the meeting point below!

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Old Town square and Jewish Quarter

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Týnská 7, Praha 1 110 00
Capacity:
999
Type:
Sightseeing tour
Winter heating:
No
Wheelchair access:
No

Visit the most beautiful square in Prague! A must see for all lovers of history, architecture and beautiful sites.

Visit the most beatiful square in Prague!


The Old Town Square, surrounded with historical buildings and magnificent churches, is Prague´s oldest and the most important square. The monuments such as Old Town City Hall with Astronomical Clock, Church of Our Lady before Tyn or Gothic Stone Bell House are a must see for all lovers of history, architecture and beautiful sites.
 
 

Old Town City Hall

is world famous for unique medieval Astronomical Clock decorating its front side. You can see a parade of 12 apostles appearing every hour in the windows.

 

 

Church of Our Lady before Tyn

dating back to 14th century is a second most important church of Prague. Combination of Gothique style with Baroque decoration in the church interior is just breathtaking! Walt Disney is said to draw the Sleeping Beauty Castle as he was inspired by the Tyn Church towers.
 

 

 

St. Nicholas Church

belongs to the most beautiful Baroque churches in Prague.


The House At The Stone Bell

This precious Gothic palace dating back to 13th century was probably built for the royal family, and it is said that Emperor Charles IV was born here.
 

The Kinsky Palace

The Kinsky Palace is said to be the most beautiful Rococo building in Prague. Kafka used to attend the German speaking high school located here in 19th century. Today, the Kinsky palace is a seat of the National Gallery. 
 

Jan Hus monument

The monument of Jan Hus, famous Czech protestant reformer who was burnt as a heretic in 1415, is situated on the Old Town Square since 1915.

 

 


Since the middle ages, the Old Town Square used to be a main Prague´s square and market place where exotic goods were sold. It had many names during the centuries : the Big Square, the Old Market or the Large Old Town Square. The present name dates from the end of the 19th century.

The Square used to host knight tournaments, celebrations, artistic events, etc. It witnessed many crucial historical events such as the election of Jiri of Podebrady as the King of Bohemia in 1458, executions and fightings. Demonstrations, marches and parades take place on the Square even today.
 

The Jewish Quarter

The Jewish Quarter in Prague is located between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River. Its history dates from the 13th century, when Jewish people were ordered to vacate their homes and settle in one district.
The Jews were banned from living anywhere else in Prague for centuries and many people then arrived from Moravia, Germany, Austria and Spain.

Fortunately, most of the significant historical buildings were saved from destruction, and today they remain a testimony to the history of the Jews in Prague. They form the best preserved complex of historical Jewish monuments in the whole of Europe.

 


There are six synagogues in the Jewish Quarter, including the Spanish Synagogue and Old-New Synagogue, the Jewish Ceremonial Hall, and the Old Jewish Cemetery, the largest one in Europe.

The monuments luckily survived the Nazi occupation since Adolf Hitler decided to preserve the Jewish Quarter as a “Museum of an Extinct Race”.

 

Number of available seats: 10 Please note that Euro exchange rate is only indicative, you will be billed in Czech Crowns.
Seat category Number of tickets Price
Full Price 0 13 € (350 CZK)
Student 0 11 € (300 CZK)
Senior 0 11 € (300 CZK)
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