1. Czech Republic
  2. Prague
  3. Prague Astronomical Clock

Introduction to Prague Old Town & Jewish Ghetto

Product ID: 52833
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Learn the history of Prague and its Jewish community on a 2-hour walking tour of the Old Town and former Jewish Ghetto. See the top sights of the Old Town, such as the Astronomical Clock and Tyn Cathedral. Then, visit the synagogues of Josefov.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
German, English
Easy cancellation
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Experience

Highlights
  • See all the main monuments of Prague's Old Town
  • Discover the remaining synagogues of the Josefov quarter
  • Go to the birthplace of Franz Kafka
  • Learn the history of Bohemia and the Czech Republic
  • Hear about some of the hidden secrets of Prague's historic center
  • Marvel at the oriel windows of the 15th-century Karolinum complex of buildings
Full description
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 signifcant to the Czechs.
Includes
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Interior visits

When you get there

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the tour supplier's office, Tynska 7, Prague 1 Directions from the Astronomical Clock: Cross Old Town Square towards Tyn Cathedral. Facing the Tyn Cathedral take the narrow lane (Týnská) between the cathedral and pink baroque building (Kinsky Palace). Once you get behind Tyn Cathedral, turn to left and you will see the Prague Trips and Tickets sign

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