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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.

Prague: Jewish Quarter Admission Ticket with Introduction

2. Prague: Jewish Quarter Admission Ticket with Introduction

Learn about the history of the Jewish Quarter in Prague. This guided tour includes visits to the Jewish Cemetery, which is one of the oldest in Central Europe, and it includes admission to 3 synagogues. Begin with a 20-minute introduction and orientation from your guide as you hear about the history of Prague’s Jewish Quarter. Meet with your guide at the local partner office in Maiselova street, just a few steps from the Maisel Synagogue. The guide will help you with orientation in the Jewish Town. Your entry ticket includes access to synagogues as well as Prague’s Jewish cemetery. You can choose between Circuit 1 or Circuit 2. Both Circuits include admission to the Old Jewish Cemetery, among the oldest in all of Central Europe. You will get a chance to visit the Spanish Synagogue, constructed in the beautiful Moorish Revival style. Both circuits also include admission into 3 synagogues: Maisel, Pinkas, and Klausen Synagogue. The latter is the biggest in Prague Jewish Town. Moreover, you will have the chance to visit the Ceremonial Hall, and Robert Guttman Gallery, home to several temporary exhibitions. These include items from the Jewish Museum’s collections or aspects of modern Jewish life. Circuit 1 additionally contains an entrance ticket to the Old-New synagogue, one of the oldest active synagogues in all of Europe. Constructed in the Gothic style in 1270, it is one of the earliest Gothic buildings in Prague and continues to be one of the most important religious sites for Jews in the Czech Republic.

Prague: Prague Castle, Jewish Quarter, Clock Tower Admission

3. Prague: Prague Castle, Jewish Quarter, Clock Tower Admission

Reserve your tickets to some of Prague's top attractions, which you can pickup at a convenient central location near the town square. Visit historic Prague Castle, the synagogues of the Jewish Quarter, and the famous Astronomical Clock Tower at the heart of the Old Town. Prague Castle Visit Prague Castle and discover the former residence of Kings of Bohemia, Holy Roman Emperors, and presidents of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. Explore the beautiful interiors and buildings of the castle such as St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George's Basilica, and the Daliborka Tower. Astronomical Clock Tower Prior to entering the tower itself, pause to admire the Astronomical Clock on the facade of the tower. With your entrance tickets take the stairs or an elevator up to the top, where you'll enjoy amazing views over the Old Town Square and the rest of Prague. With this ticket, you can also visit the Old Town Hall. Discover its beautiful halls and a quaint chapel. Jewish Quarter With the admission ticket to the Jewish Quarter, you will gain entrance to the most famous synagogues without waiting in any lines. Start exploring and learn about the long history of the Jewish community in the city. Visit Maisel Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, Old Jewish Cemetery, Klausen Synagogue, Ceremonial Hall, Spanish Synagogue, and the Jewish Museum of Prague, where you will find a variety of exhibitions. At the Maisel Synagogue, touch screens will allow you to browse through old Hebrew manuscripts and to view historical maps of Jewish settlements. You will also get a chance to see the impressive interior of the Spanish Synagogue. Visit the Jewish Museum of Prague to view the permanent exhibition: Jews in the Bohemian Lands, 19th-20th centuries. Learn more about the history of Jews in the Bohemian region from the reforms of Joseph II in the 1780s to the period after the Second World War.

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.

Prague: Synagogues and Jewish Quarter Private Walking Tour

5. 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.

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What people are saying about Maisel Synagogue

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,730 reviews

Had a nice introduction to the neighborhood. Together with the guide we walked a short round along all synagogues and then we were allowed to go our own way! Definitely recommend!

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

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

Guide was very nice and explain a lot of the history of the area.

We had a fantastic tour with a very knowledgeable guide.