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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: Iconic Insider Exterior Grand Walking Tour

3. Prague: Iconic Insider Exterior Grand Walking Tour

Visit some of the most iconic monuments and neighborhoods of Prague on a guided walking tour. Start your morning tour at the activity provider's office, located just a 2-minute walk from Old Town Square. Explore the Old Town Square and hear historical facts which played a vital role in forming the whole Czech nation. See the places where famous personalities like Albert Einstein, Amadeus Mozart, or Charles the IV were born, lived, and worked. Next, cross the Charles Bridge and admire the architectural beauty along with the historical significance of this world-famous bridge. Move on and take a tram to Pohořelec tram station and discover why Prague became the astronomical center of the world. From there, head towards the Castle district and learn about its history. Enjoy the magnificent views of the entire city of Prague from Hradčany square where you will also experience the highlight of the day, the changing of the Guard. Begin your afternoon tour by meeting your guide in front of the St Vitus Cathedral's main entrance. See the spectacular Prague Castle and know about the whole story of the Castle, Jewish Town, and Old Town from your expert knowledgeable guide. Visit the Jewish Town, a totally different part of the city. Hear about the rich history and the deeply touching stories of the people who lived here. Walk through the cobbled stone streets and see the synagogues, old Jewish Cemetery, and finally, enter the famous Old Town of Prague. End your journey at one of the restaurants recommended by our guide. Your expert guide will also suggest what else to visit and what you can not miss in Prague and the whole Czech Republic.

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

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

5. 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: 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.

3-Hour Tour of Alchemy and Mysteries of Prague Castle

7. 3-Hour Tour of Alchemy and Mysteries of Prague Castle

As the crowds thin and twilight descends, your adventure in nighttime Prague begins. Starting from the Old Town Square your guide will take you through streets that are rich in history and legends. Experience an intimate tour that ventures off the beaten path. On your 3-hour tour you’ll visit Prague Castle after the crowds and lines have disappeared. See the monastery where monks once brewed holy beer for the king. Stroll at a leisurely pace through the monastery, New World, Prague Castle, King’s Vineyard, Charles Bridge, and other ancient and enchanting sites. At the Old Town Square, where the history of Prague began, you’ll begin the tour. From there, move to Paris street, the most luxurious in Prague, which, before becoming the most expensive street, was a part of Jewish Ghetto. Here, you will get to learn about the ruler Rudolph II, and find out why did he choose Prague as his home. Then, move to the synagogue, where Golem, the protector of the Ghetto, is supposedly hidden. While walking toward the Manes Bridge you’ll stop to see the interesting corner window that opens onto the charming underworld of the Old Town. Turn the corner and suddenly you’ll come to a place where alchemists once conducted experiments. After crossing the bridge, you’ll marvel at the spectacular views of Prague. Ride up the hill by tram to the 12th-century Strahov Monastery . On the way down to the Prague Castle, you’ll pass the Hole to Hell. Continue on, past the Marian Pillar and will come to the front gate of Prague Castle. A special highlight is the breathtaking view of the 3 spires of St. Vitus Cathedral and Prague Castle. See the medieval Powder Tower, the 10th-century vineyards of St. Wencelaus, and Wallenstein Palace.

Prague: 3-Hour Jewish District Insider's Tour

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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.

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This was brilliant, our tour guide was so lovely and knowledgable. Tailored The tour to us and was happy to answer our questions. Gave us recommendations for where to eat and drink. Very happy!

It was great, seen a lot. The Prague Sity Card was very handy. Everything pleasantly close together.

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

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

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