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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

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Prague In a Day: Private Walking Tour with Castle & Cruise tickets included
Discover the best of Medieval and modern Prague on this full-day private walking tour of the city’s most iconic sites including tickets and a guided tour of the fairytale castle, and a relaxing scenic river cruise along the Vltava at the end of the day. On your private tour your will:

  • Enjoy the personalised attention of your private tour guide.
  •  Discover the fairytale magic of Prague Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to some of the Czech Republic's greatest artistic and cultural treasures.
  •  Explore the rooms of the Old Royal Palace, including the opulent Vladislav Hall.
  • Hear the stories of Prague’s kings and queens, emperors and saints – in particular the Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. 
  • Step inside the resplendent St. George’s Basilica and magnificent St. Vitus Cathedral and see the famous chapel and tomb of Saint Wenceslas – prince and patron saint of Bohemia, assassinated by his own brother in the early middles ages!
  • Walk along Golden Lane and experience what daily life was like within the castle walls.
  • Enjoy watching the ceremony of the changing of the guard. 
  • Exit the castle, walk by Nerudova and the famous John Lennon Wall before crossing Charles Bridge, and take a well-earned lunch break at a delicious local eatery.
  • Spend the afternoon exploring the rest of beautiful Prague, beginning with the historic Jewish Quarter, highlights include the Maisel Synagogue and the Hebrew Clock.
  • See Wenceslas Square, the Old-New Synagogue, and Jerusalem Synagogue. 
  • Visit the Old Town Square and see the amazing Astronomical Clock and the Powder Tower.
  • Learn all about the Art Nouveau scene in Prague.
  •  End the tour at the dock where your guide will drop you off for your relaxing river cruise (your tickets are included.)

Prague is the beautiful, fairytale capital city of the Czech Republic, famous for its medieval gothic architecture, colourful baroque buildings, spectacular royal castle, and the River Vltava running through its city centre – the longest river in Bohemia and the lifeblood of the city. 

Nicknamed the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’ for its breathtaking beauty, on your day-long private walking tour of Prague, you will explore the city’s iconic highlights, including a fully guided tour of the splendid medieval castle, a UNESCO world heritage site, including St George’s Basilica, and St Vitus Cathedral - with the changing of the guard ceremony in the morning. After a delicious local lunch, you’ll explore the Old Town, Jewish Quarter and famous monuments – both old and new – including the John Lennon Wall and the astounding medieval Astronomical Clock dating to the 1400s. You’ll walk through Wenceslas Square, across the old Charles Bridge built in 1402 and lined with Catholic saints, and marvel at the famous Jewish places of worship, including the Maisel, Jerusalem and Old-New Synagogues and the Hebrew Clock. 

Your guide will regale you with stories of the rogues and royals of the past, the development of Gothic architecture, the emergence of Art Nouveau and the history of the Jewish community in this fascinating and beautiful city. At the end of your walking tour, your guide will take you to the river for your relaxing, scenic cruise along the mighty Vltava. 
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. Furthermore, 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 lesser-known sites, like the clock which runs backwards! 

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