Franz Kafka's Prague, Prague

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  • Franz Kafka Museum in Prague
    Franz Kafka Museum in Prague
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  • Statue in front of the Kafka Museum
    Statue in front of the Kafka Museum
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  • Inside the eerie Franz Kafka Museum
    Inside the eerie Franz Kafka Museum
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  • A Quick Morph into a Dung Beetle and away you go..

    by Steve&Lynda Written Jul 27, 2003

    A good bedtime read on your first night in Prague is Kafka's 'Metamorphosis'. It's not a long story, nor a pretty one. Transformation is pretty rapid, from travelling salesman and sole earner of his freeloading family to that of a helpless embarressment to his family and eventual incumberance, culminating in the dry redundant husk that was once a man being thrown out with the rubbish - literally. This story gives you the sense of change and transformation of the old Prague changing into the new (although no specific places are mentioned - it is not a travel book in that sense). Although the tale is about a man, it is about a journey of change, inner and outer I feel, that Kafka ultimately felt within himself and his surroundings, (my opinion). A jolly good disturbing read, in bed, in Prague, in a hotel room facing Kafka's house where the man himself may have wrote it, (I'd have to check that out though - he may have moved by then)....Who cares? Read it -it's good!

    Beetle mania

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    Franz Kafka Exposition

    by Imbi Written Jan 4, 2003

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    Pragues most famous citizen was born here in 1883. Kafkas short life was almost entirely spent in the Old Town, and his novels and stories - although never referring to the city by name - are steeped in its atmosphere.
    The exhibition consists of texts and photographs based on the authors life. A small gift shop specializes in Kafka-related items.
    Admission: 20 Kc

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    Remembering Kafka's Prague

    by yvgr Written May 8, 2010

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    There are plenty of things around which will connect the visitor to the famous author Franz Kafka. Prague is always visible in his literature.

    Statue of Franz Kafka in Prague
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    Daliborka: Statue

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Apr 21, 2007

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    In front of the tower Dalibor you can see a statue that represents one of the characters of Kafka: the skull and crossbones above a man.

    The Statue
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    Kafka's house

    by p_haefeli Updated May 12, 2004

    You will find Kafka's house in the Golden Lane in the Castle area. (please see tip "Golden Lane")

    This tiny house was Kafka's accomodation for a long time.

    It's pretty!

    kafka's house

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    Kafka at No. 22

    by bpwillet Written Mar 20, 2004

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    Of interest on this street is where Franz Kafka and his sister apparently lived in the early 1900's. It is the blue house No 22. There is also a name plaque on the wall and you can walk through it.

    No 22, Golden Lane-Prague Castle
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    Celetná number 3 - Kafka house 1896-1907

    by extrajoce Written Mar 10, 2003

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    On Celetná street, at number 3, one can see the house where Kafka lived from 1896 to 1907 as a boy. This is but one of many places where he lived, most of which are mentioned in guide books.

    Celetn�� number 3 - Kafka house 1896-1907
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