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Old Jewish Quarter

The Jewish quarter (Židovská čtvrť) is a small area known as Josefov, named after Emperor Josef II, whose reforms helped to ease living conditions for the Jews (the Jewish Quarter contains the remains of Prague’s former Jewish ghetto). Josefov lies between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River. Here …

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Kafka’s Prague

Even if you have never heard about Franz Kafka and have never read one of his books (novels The Trial, America and The Castle have been translated into several languages), you will surely notice his presence while visiting Prague. T-shirts, posters and mugs carrying the writer’s image are available at …

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Josefov

Josefov’s main attraction is the old Jewish ghetto, which remains one of the most remarkable sights in Prague. Although the warren-like street plan of the old ghetto was demolished in the 1890s to make way for streets of luxurious five-storey mansions, six synagogues, the Jewish town hall and the medieval …

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Kafka and Kundera – The Renown Czech Writers

Franz Kafka Although Franz Kafka was a Prague citizen born and bred, it was only in 2004 (i.e. eighty years after he had died) that the city paid tribute to his accomplishments by building a distinctive statue in Dušní street in the Old Town district.  Kafka could speak Czech fluently …

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Žižkov

Žižkov is a grittier working-class district with no tourist attractions, whose shabby, rundown streets contain some of the city’s well-known pubs and clubs. Today, many buildings have been renovated, and the shabby feeling about the area is slowly changing.  This district is named in honour of Jan Žižka, the leader …

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