Jewish Town Hall, Prague

Jewish Town Hall, Prague: Our most recommended tours and activities

Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in German

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

Embark on a guided walking tour through the historic streets of Prague. Learn the history behind each turn from your guide and visit highlights, including the Jewish Quarter and the impressive astronomical clock. 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. Admire the Maisel and exteriors of Pinkas synagogues before passing by the old Jewish cemetery. See the outsides of New Town Hall and the Clementinum, before heading to Charles Bridge, where the tour ends.

Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour

2. Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Guided Walking Tour

Discover the Jewish heritage of the city of Prague on a guided walking tour. See the Jewish Cemetery, the Old Town, and various locations related to Jewish history in the city. Meet your guide near the Maisel Synagogue. 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. Enjoy fascinating stories behind each of the important buildings you see.

Prague: Old Town and Jewish District Walking Tour

3. Prague: Old Town and Jewish District Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided 2.5-hour walk through Prague’s Old Town and Jewish Quarter, known as Josefov. The tour takes you through the historical city center and begins at Wenceslas Square, the main square in Prague. Explore the Old Town Square and the Old Town Hall with the astronomical clock and its charming surroundings, including crooked streets with small shops. Then, walk through the former Jewish Ghetto. Follow your guide through Old Town to the famous Charles bridge, where the tour ends.

Prague: Castle and Jewish Quarter Tour with Cruise and Lunch

4. Prague: Castle and Jewish Quarter Tour with Cruise and 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.

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.

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

6. 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 conditions before the ghetto was destroyed in the early 20th century. Along the way, your guide will explain the formative history of Bohemia, and discuss why these sites are significant to the Czechs.

Prague: 3-Hour Private Jewish Quarter Tour

7. 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.

Prague: Jewish Town Walking Tour

8. Prague: Jewish Town Walking Tour

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 informative tour offering you a unique insight into the city’s history, with guide and entrance fees to the scheduled sites all-inclusive.

Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Tour with Jewish Museum

9. Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Tour with Jewish Museum

Learn about the long and often turbulent history of Prague and the Czech Republic on a guided walking tour of the Old Town and Jewish Quarter. Hear of the stories behind the house signs and statues of the Powder Tower. Walk to the Municipal House, where you will be astonished by the façade of the Church of St. Nicholas. Venture with your tour guide into the heart of the Old Town, where you will see the famous Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Hall, before making your way to the former Jewish Ghetto. Listen to the myths and legends of the neighbourhood, including the story of Rabi Loew’s legendary monster Golem. Learn about local Jewish traditions, and discover more about Franz Kafka's life and work. See the city's synagogues, including the oldest synagogue in Europe. See 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. Once you are done with the tour, your guide will hand you tickets to the Jewish Museum, which you can then explore at your own pace.

Stories of Jewish Prague: 3-Hour Historical Tour

10. 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 freedom was destroyed in the 20th century by the genocidal nationalism of Nazi Germany. Prague’s Jewish community was decimated by the Holocaust. Hear about the political, economic, and ethnic tensions that led to Hitler’s invasion of Czechoslovakia and the implementation of the Nazi’s Final Solution in Prague.

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What people are saying about Jewish Town Hall, Prague

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,140 reviews

Excellent guide. Martin explains the history, the geography of his city that he loves and it is recent. He is not pressed for time and the visit to the neighborhood is pleasant. Very easy to communicate with him. The only downside being that we would have liked to visit the cemetery, synagogue as planned but a religious holiday prevented us from doing so without it being indicated before making the reservation on this site. Another time maybe. Kudos to the guide.

Dana was just great! Very entertaining tour! We could have listened to their stories about Prague for hours. Super group size of 7 participants! I can recommend to everyone.

The guide was wonderful, provided a great overview and history of Old Town and Jewish Quarter. Guide was engaging and fun. Recommend for sure! Easy to set up with the App.

Our guide was excellent. She was thorough, sweet, funny and knew her stuff!! Packed in all you needed to know about the Jewish quarter and old city of Prague

Excellent guide and speaking perfect French. Really advise!