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Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter: Guided Tour in German

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

Discover the magic of Prague on a 2-hour guided walk. 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 Pinkas synagogues before passing the old Jewish cemetery. See the New Town Hall and the Clementinum, before heading to Charles Bridge, where the tour ends.

Best of Prague: Castle, Jewish Quarter, Cruise & Lunch

2. Best of Prague: Castle, Jewish Quarter, Cruise & 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: 2-Hour Old Town and Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

3. 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 Jewish District Insider's Tour

4. Prague: 3-Hour Jewish District Insider's Tour

Join a small group or have a private tour led by an expert guide to explore Prague's Jewish district, one of the oldest communities in Europe. Visit the Jewish Museum, the district's different synagogues, and the Old Jewish Cemetary. Your tour begins with a visit to the Jewish Museum and continues throughout the district where you will stop at six important points of interest. Visit the Old-New Synagogue, Europe's oldest working synagogue, and admire the pulpit's wrought-iron grill. See the scriptures on the walls and the Holy Ark that holds the Torah scrolls. Learn how the Golem stripped off its talisman still lives in the attic. Afterward, see the Pinkas Synagogue and its memorial dedicated to the Holocaust. Be moved by the lists of names, birth dates, and dates of disappearance inscribed on the walls of the 77,297 Czech victims of the Nazis. There is also a collection of paintings and drawings by children held in the Terezín concentration camp during WWII. Follow your guide to Klausen Synagogue, the largest in the former ghetto, and see exhibits on Jewish ceremonies of birth and death, worship, and special holy days. Continue on to visit Europe's oldest surviving Jewish cemetery. Feel its sobering atmosphere despite its lack of use in more than two centuries. Walk around to see some of the 12,000 crumbling stones, heaped together, covering perhaps 100,000 graves, piled in layers because of the lack of space. Finish your tour at the Maisel Synagogue and learn about the history of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia from the 10th to the 18th centuries, with displays of ceremonial silver, textiles, prints, and books.

Stories of Jewish Prague: 3-Hour Historical Tour

5. 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.

Prague Old & Jewish Town & Charles Bridge: 2.5h Walking Tour

6. Prague Old & Jewish Town & Charles Bridge: 2.5h 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 its charming surroundings, including crooked streets with small shops. Then, walk through the former Jewish Ghetto. Follow your guide through Ungelt, which for many centuries was home to merchants and their businesses. Then you’ll visit the Church of St. Jacob and Týn Church before walking along Celetná Street to the Powder Tower, where the tour ends.

Prague City Tour with Vltava River Cruise

7. Prague City Tour with Vltava River Cruise

Enjoy a comprehensive half-day tour of Prague with an expert guide. This 3-5-hour tour combines a minibus tour of Prague, a scenic river cruise, and a walking tour of the Prague Castle area. During the minibus tour, you will pass the National Theatre, enjoy panoramic views of Prague Castle, and view the Rudolfinum as well as the Old and New Synagogues. Upon arrival at the city’s famous Charles Bridge, start your 1-hour cruise along the Vltava River. Admire more panoramic views of Prague Castle, residence of Czech rulers since the 9th-Century, and Charles Bridge itself, founded by Charles IV in the 14th-Century. Relax as you cruise by Cechuv Bridge and the National Theatre. Next, you will enjoy a guided walking tour of the Prague Castle area. Walk along the Charles Bridge, view the Klementinum, and the Town Hall - not available from 1 November  to  31 March-, ending at Old Town Square.

Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Tour with Jewish Museum

8. 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.

Prague: Synagogues and Jewish Quarter Private Walking Tour

9. Prague: Synagogues and Jewish Quarter Private Walking Tour

The most frequented museum in the Czech Republic, Prague’s Jewish Museum is made up of four synagogues and the Old Jewish Cemetery as well as the Old Ceremonial Hall. The Old-New Synagogue, though not part of the museum, is another sight not to be missed. You are certain to have a unique cultural experience while learning about the life and traditions of Jews who were confined to the former Prague Jewish ghetto for more than 600 years. Did you know that Prague is the only European city that kept its Jewish heritage intact during WWII? Take this tour and find out why.

Prague: Private Tour of The Jewish Quarter

10. Prague: Private Tour of The Jewish Quarter

The most frequented museum in the Czech Republic, Prague’s Jewish Museum is made up of four synagogues, the Old Jewish Cemetery, an art gallery, and the Old Ceremonial Hall exhibition space. The Old-New Synagogue, though not part of the museum, is another sight not to be missed. You are certain to have a unique cultural experience while learning about the life and traditions of Jews who were confined to the former Prague Jewish ghetto for more than 600 years. Prague is the only European city that kept its Jewish heritage intact during World War II and you will discover why. This Prague Jewish Quarter tour is the ideal way to find out more about one of Prague's most fascinating districts. You will uncover the history behind the shops, synagogues, and cemeteries saved during World War II thanks to Hitler's desire to establish a museum dedicated to an extinct race. During this private walking tour, you will discover the Old Jewish Cemetery (Europe's oldest) and numerous synagogues including the famous Old New Synagogue, and Pinkas Synagogue.

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We really enjoyed the tour. We were very impressed with the super extensive knowledge of our guide. He did an exceptional job :)

Very nice tour of Magdalena followed. She was enthusiastic and knew a lot about the old city. Recommended!

Our guide was amazing, very knowledgeable, friendly and has an obvious passion for the city.

Guide who took the time to tell everything in peace. Answer questions. Not a big group.

Very interesting and informative guide who’s knowledge was tremendous.