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Private Tour: Prague Jewish Museum and Old-New Synagogue Walking Tour
"We will visit six individual places of the Jewish museum in Prague and the Old New synagogue which is administrated by the Prague Jewish community. Please note the entrance fee to the museum is not included. The Old New Synagogue was built in 1270 by a Christian building works. It is the oldest active synagogue in Europe! Until today regu weddings and circumcisions take place here. In the end of the 16th century rabbi Loew - also known as Maharal – scholar rabbi and creator of Golem was active here. According to the legend Golem was a creature which protected the Jews in the ghetto. The next stop is the Pinkas synagogue from 16th century. There is the memorial to the almost 80 000 holocaust victims from the Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia situated here. Then we visit the Ol the diversity of gravestones and the symbols on them. We shall pass the grave of Rabbi Loew
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Small-Group Walking Tour in Prague: Stories of Jewish Prague
"Start your 3-hour walking tour at the Old-New Synagogue the oldest functioning synagogue in Europe which was built around 1270  and is also among the oldest Gothic structures in Prague. Prohibited from practicing masonry the Jews hired Christians to build the synagogue. Learn about Jewish religious and social customs during the medieval period. Also visit the Renaissance-era Town Hall built by Mordechai Maisel and envision the golden age of Prague’s Jewish commun the mayor of the Jewish Quarter who became Rudolf II’s Minister of Finance used his fortune to pave the ghetto’s streets support Jewish organizations and provide charity for the needy. At the same time
From $65.00
 
Private Half-Day Prague Walking Tour: Stories of Jewish Prague
"Start your private 3-hour walking tour of Prague's Jewish Quarter at the Old-New Synagogue the oldest functioning synagogue in Europe which was built around 1270  and is also among the oldest Gothic structures in Prague. Learn about Jewish religious and social customs during the medieval period from your historian guide. As you continue to move through one of the largest c the paradoxes of the Jewish experience in Prague become manifest. Also learn about the political economic and ethnic tensions that led to Hitler’s invasion of Czechoslovakia and discuss the implementation of the Nazi’s “Final Solution” in Prague. Also hear about life during the communist years and look at the fragile revival of Prague’s Jewish commu"""This 3-hour private walking tour of the Jewish Quarter in Prague with an historian guide focuses on the collection of buildings
From $295.00

Jewish Quarter -Josefov - Tips (83)

Josefov

I missed out on Josefov during my first visit to the city, but made up for it in May ’15 by visiting the Židovské muzeum v Praze (Jewish Museum in Prague) You can get a ticket from the information...
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iaint
Dec 07, 2015

The Jewish Museum in Prague

The Synagogues in the Jewish Quarter are all under the jurisdiction of the Jewish Museum of Prague. Buy a ticket that will grant you access to all of the following: (1) The Maisel Synagogue(2) The...
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Xeriss
Jun 24, 2012

Typical Jewish buildings

The Jewish Quarter‘s history dates back to the 13th century, when the Jewish community in Prague were ordered to vacate their homes and settle in one area. The buildings in the Quarter form the best...
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FruitLover
Oct 28, 2011

Jewish Quarter

Interesting and heartbreaking area. This quarter dates back to the 13th century though it was of course wiped out by the Holocaust. Especially moving for me was the Pinkas Synagogue where the names of...
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Skibbe
Sep 05, 2011

Back to the Jewish District

After turning in my bicycle at Praha Bikes at the end of the tour, I walked back to the nearby Jewish District for another look.Since I had recently re-learned the words telemon/atlas/atlant (with the...
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Nemorino
Jun 04, 2011

Jewish Quarters

This part of Prague is dominated by synagogues, jewish cemetery, museum and other Jewish buildings. To be exact, you can visit Prague Jewish Museum, Old-New Synagogue, Maisel Synagogue and Old Jewish...
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muratkorman
Sep 03, 2010

Memorial to injustice

Jewish were heavily persecuted in the Czech Republic during the Second World War, and they also had a hard life in Prague. They were all confined in the worse district of the city and forced to live...
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BurgerQueen
Aug 24, 2010

Interesting Jewish Quarter in Prague

The Jewish Quarter in Prague is interesting. This is a separate area called a "ghetto" from an Italian word meaning separate area. It's known as Josefov and was separated from the Old Town by walls...
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no1birdlady
Aug 15, 2010

Josefov

A large jewish community lived in Prague ever since the 10th century. For most of their history they were restricted to live in ghettos in this neighborhood. The community was mostly wiped out by the...
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Jim_Eliason
Aug 09, 2009

The Old Jewish Quarter

Prague's first Jewish ghetto began in the 10th century. They hung on through the centuries, despite vicious persecution. In the late 18th century, the Hapsburg Emperor Joseph II restored the Jewish...
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Tom_Fields
May 04, 2009

Jewish Quarter

We arrived here at about 7Pm and so many of the tourists had filtered out. It was peaceful to stroll around. We paused to think of the many who once lived here and were persecuted from this area . We...
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easterntrekker
Jul 20, 2008

Jewish Quarter/Josefov

In the Jewish Quarter north of Staromestske Namesti you can see some old synagogues and a Jewish cemetery. They are parts of the Czech Jewish Museum. They are certainly interesting and give an...
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Feb 17, 2008
 
 
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Things to Do Near Jewish Quarter -Josefov -

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Jewish Town Hall

now our virtual tour moves on the the jewish quarter (josefov). in the heart of the jewish quarter is the jewish town hall. it was built between 1570 and 1577 by jewish town mayor mordechai maisel....
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Museum of Decorative Arts

The Museum of Decorative Arts in the Jewish quarter houses a display of glass, porcelain, tapestries, textiles and posters among other equally interesting objects. I must say my favourite part was the...
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Rudolfinum

Rudolfinum was built between 1876 and 1884 in neo-Renaissance style, according to the designs of Josef Zitek and his student Josef Schulze. It was intended to serve as a multipurpose cultural center....
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Spanish Synagogue

Spanish synagogue name is nothing associated here with traditional Spain, but with Moorish style of synagogue’s interior, more or less Arabic feature, applied in Spain as well. The synagogue was...
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National Marionette Theater

You will see marionettes for sale all over Prague. A fun thing to see is a show performed by marionettes. I am not a fan of opera but thought it would be better seeing it with the marionettes. The...
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Zizkov TV Tower

The 216 metres high Zizkov Television Tower was errected between 1985 and 1992. Its communist-era architecture was designed and constructed by the local experts Vaclav Aulicky and Jiri Kozak. In the...
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