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A Touch of Jewish Town

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Central Europe Guide

  • Locations

    Prague, Czech Republic

  • Activities

    Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Price
    €30 EUR per person
  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Every Wednesday May, June and July from 2pm

  • Starting Location

    Your hotel or the Old Town Square

  • Notes

    On this tour we do not enter any of the listed venues


  • See the Old Town Square and the astronomical clock.
  • The Old Jewish Cemetery that contains 20,000 gravestones.
  • The Old New Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in central Europe.


Trip Info

This walking tour introduces the Jewish settlers in Prague. The first stop of the tour is in the front of the Astronomical Clock at the Old Town Square. The clock was built into the Old Town Hall Tower in the 15th century. It is believed that the creator of the clock was blinded by the members of the town hall council just to make sure that he couldn’t make any more of such clocks.

The church of the Virgin Mary was built in the 14th century. The towers of the church are 80 meters high and topped by four small spires and it was built by the same workshop like the Cathedral of St. Vitus at the Prague Castle.

The tour carries into the narrow street of Tynska passing another church of St. Jacob and leading towards yet another church of St. Salvador, built at the beginning of the 17th century. The next stop is Parizska Street, which is the most posh address in current Prague as it houses all well-known luxury brands. It used to be a Jewish slum at the turn of the 20th century. The New Old Synagogue is one of the oldest Gothic buildings in Prague and it has been built in the mid 13th century. The Old Jewish Cemetery contains approximately 20,000 gravestones spanning from the mid 15th century till the end of the 18th century.

Next, the tour passes the wall where Nazis executed more than a half of dozen students on November 17th, 1939. We follow the wall and cross the street to end the tour in front of Rudolfinum. This is where the famous concert hall has been housed since the end of the 19th century.

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I'm a qualified tourist guide specializing in taking groups of travellers to Prague and other parts of the Czrch Republic and Central Europe such as Český Krumlov, Slavonice, Bratislava, Budapest or Vienna and Dresden.

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