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Hebrew clock

This was the civil center of the old Jewish ghetto of Prague
This was the civil center of the old Jewish ghetto of Prague, just as the Old New Synagogue located beside it was the ghetto's religious center.

Nearby Attractions

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Old-New Synagogue
Built in 1270, Europe’s oldest active synagogue holds years of fascinating Jewish history.
Parizska Street
Expensive and exclusive, Parizska is the ultimate luxurious shopping destination.
Jewish Quarter
Formerly the Jewish Ghetto, this historic enclave is surrounded by the Old Town.
Jewish Museum
One of Europe's oldest museums of Jewish culture and heritage, comprising six distinct sites.
Old Jewish Cemetery Prague
The Old Jewish Cemetery is a Jewish cemetery in Prague, Czech Republic, which is one of the largest of its kind in Europe
Spanish Synagogue Prague
The Spanish Synagogue is the newest synagogue in the area of the so-called Jewish Town

Related Tours

The Best of Prague Private Walking Tour
Explore the highlights of Prague in just half a day, with a private guide giving you the rich and complex history for which the city is known. On your private tour, you will: 

  • Meet your private guide at the Old Town Square, stroll through Old Town, and see the medieval Astronomical Clock
  • Explore the Jewish Quarter’s highlights, including the famous Hebrew clock
  • Explore the gothic quarter, known as Lesser Town and Malá Strana
  • Learn about the architectural influences behind the iconic medieval Nerudova Street 
  • Finish your tour on Prague Castle’s grounds, where entry is free. 
  • For the morning tours, you will have the chance to the once-daily changing of the guard. 

See the heart of Prague, Old Town Square, where you will learn about the religious symbolism of the absolutely stunning medieval Astronomical Clock and its longstanding historical influences. Then, your guide will take you wandering through the Old Town, where you will be able to experience what ‘Old Prague’ must have been like 500 years ago. Be immersed in the layers of history and cultural influences that are around every corner. Your private guide will be more than happy to field any questions you may have on the history of this great city and the changes it saw, set in motion by the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles IV. 

Crossing over to the Lesser Quarter of Prague over the Vltava River, your guide will show you the Gothic masterpiece of the Charles Bridge, which dates back to the 14th century.  It was key in creating Prague’s New Town area, as it linked the established parts of Prague with new innovation and development. 

Looming above the Vltava's left bank, with its many beautiful fairytale-like spires and towers, the stunning Prague Castle is one of the most famous and imposing buildings in Europe. Within its walls lies a fascinating collection of historic buildings, museums and galleries that are home to some of the Czech Republic's greatest artistic and cultural treasures. For those who book the morning tour, you will have the chance to see the daily changing of the guard, which happens at noon each day. 

Jewish Quarter Private Walking Tour with Tickets
Explore the long and fascinating history of Jewish people in Prague, dating from the tenth century, through the atrocities of World War II, up to the present day. Located in the heart of Prague’s Old Town, the Jewish Ghetto is a truly eye-opening journey into the heart of medieval European history. On your private tour, you will: 

  • Enjoy the personalised attention of a private tour guide and reserved entrance tickets to five highlights in the Jewish District. 
  • Hear about the story of the Jewish community in Prague
  • Visit the most important synagogues in Prague, Old and New Synagogue and Pinkas Synagogue ( Entrance is included).
  • Explore one of the largest collections of Judaica in the world, in the Jewish Museum (tickets included).
  • Walk down Maiselova, the main street of the walled Jewish quarter. 
  • Visit the famed old Jewish cemetery, one of the largest of its kind in Europe, where the oldest grave dates back to 1439.
  • See the Hebrew Clock that runs counterclockwise. 
  • Learn of the Prague Burial Society and Jewish ceremonies and practices around death and burial at the Ceremonial Hall (tickets included.
  • Walk over Prague's most famous bridge, Manes Bridge.
  • End the tour with tales of Prague's most famous author Franz Kafka

Your tour will include visits into the numerous synagogues open to the public, including Europe’s oldest working Jewish Temple- the Old-New Synagogue. Completed around 1270, the Old-New Synagogue is one of Prague’s earliest Gothic buildings and one of its most beautiful. You have to step down into it because it predates the raising of Staré Město’s street level in the medieval period, in order to guard against floods. 

You will also pay a visit to the Old Jewish Cemetery, which dates from the 15th century and offers a unique opportunity to gain a greater insight into the customs and burial rituals of medieval times. You will learn that as many as 100,000 bodies are buried in the cemetery, despite there only being 12,000 visible tombstones! 

Throughout your tour, you will gain a greater appreciation of the struggles the Jewish community has faced in central Europe and will understand how in the 19th century, Jewish hardship would eventually become woven into the intellectual movement of Prague. It is no surprise that authors native to Prague, including Franz Kafka, would become inspired by prevailing themes of suffering and hardship. Hopefully, by the end of this tour, you will feel better acquainted with the rich and complex history of the Jewish community in Europe, as well as with the fascinating forces behind Prague’s exciting cultural scene.

Visit Prague's Jewish Quarter, which dates back several centuries, on a private walking tour with a guide. Your tour includes tickets to five ticketed attractions, including the Old Jewish Cemetery, the Old-New Synagogue, and the Jewish Museum. On your private tour, your guide will tell you the stories of the Jewish community, which date back at least six centuries, and you’ll learn how the Jewish experience became interwoven with Prague’s intellectual movement, which you will learn about through the stories of authors like Franz Kafka. On your tour, you will not only see all the highlights of the district, but also some of the lesser-known sites, like the clock which runs backwards! 

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