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Prague: Ghosts and Legends of the Old Town Evening Tour

1. Prague: Ghosts and Legends of the Old Town Evening Tour

Explore Prague’s dark past on a guided walking tour through narrow cobbled streets and winding lanes where murderers, alchemists, monsters, and spirits once walked. Listen to dark stories and hear about the spirits that wander through the Old Town. Escape the bustle and noise of the Old Town Square into one of the eeriest parts of Prague, once a den of poverty, plague, and magic. Discover an area often overlooked by tour guides yet full of history, intrigue, and atmosphere. Hear stories of death and betrayal, dark arts, and demonic visions. Learn about the restless spirits said to roam amongst the beautiful architecture of the Old Town and, who knows, perhaps you’ll even meet them face to face, No one will jump out at you to try to scare you. On this tour, the focus is on storytelling and not on special effects or cheap tricks to make the tour "frightening." Not one of the stories is made up. Learn about the mysteries, legends, and tales from the darker side of Prague’s history on a tour for skeptics and believers alike. At the same time, experience a different side of Prague from the regular historical tours.

Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in German

2. Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in German

Embark on a guided walking tour through the historic streets of Prague. Learn the history behind each turn from your guide and visit highlights, including the Jewish Quarter and the impressive astronomical clock. Start in Old Town Square, which is the site of the Church of Our Lady before Týn and was the main market square in Prague. Take a walk along picturesque streets by the Estates Theater and Charles University. See the Old Town Hall with its astronomical clock, and marvel at a masterpiece of Gothic science. Walk to the birthplace of Franz Kafka and discover the Jewish Quarter. Admire the Maisel and exteriors of Pinkas synagogues before passing by the old Jewish cemetery. See the outsides of New Town Hall and the Clementinum, before heading to Charles Bridge, where the tour ends.

Prague: Plague Doctor Old Town History Walking Tour

3. Prague: Plague Doctor Old Town History Walking Tour

Step back in time and learn more about the bubonic plague while exploring Prague with a plague doctor. Following the success of the online version as seen in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and Forbes, this tour will take you through the streets of Prague and give you an insight into life during the plague in the 18th century. See a different side of Prague on this historical tour. Accompanied by your plague doctor guide, who will be dressed in the clothing of a plague doctor from 1713, discover hidden gems in the old town area. Learn about life during this terrifying period and stop by some historic locations like St. Francis Hospital. As you explore, find out about all of the shocking details of this disease that claimed so many lives. Feel free to ask any questions that you may have and think about what it might have taken to survive during these times before you finish up at the Convent of St. Agnes.

Prague: Old Town Alchemy City Exploration Game

4. Prague: Old Town Alchemy City Exploration Game

Discover Prague’s Old Town and learn about it in a unique, fun way, in this exploration game played on your phone. See sights like St. Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge, and more. Start the game at the rotating sculpture of Franz Kafka. In the story, you’ll be following your great uncle’s death to collect a mysterious inheritance. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and directions on your phone will take you to the next location and puzzle to solve. It will take between 1.5-2 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, Charles Bridge.

Prague: Franz Kafka Outdoor Escape Game

5. Prague: Franz Kafka Outdoor Escape Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Prague while playing a Franz Kafka-themed mobile quest with your friends and family. Solve clues, see beautiful palaces, and learn about the city’s fascinating history from the eyes of the famous writer. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues as you walk past popular city sites displaying a mix of ancient and modern in the heart of Prague. Unlock secrets about the places you visit as you solve puzzles and guess the answers. Explore the Kafka Memorial and admire traditional Czech architecture. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

Prague: Guided Walking Tour of Prague's Jewish Quarter

6. Prague: Guided Walking Tour of Prague's Jewish Quarter

Do not miss one of Prague's jewels: The Jewish Quarter, its synagogues and its historic cemetery. Founded in the 10 th century, the Jewish quarter after suffering a pogrom became the first walled ghetto. In the thirteenth century would be built what is now the oldest synagogue conserved and three centuries later would begin its period of greatest prosperity under the government of Mayor Maisel. From the 15 th to the 18 th century, the cemetery was used, where more than 60,000 tombs are conserved. In 19 th century would be renamed like Josefov and in the 20 th century would be saved of the Nazi occupation because these wanted to turn it into a museum of "the race disappeared".

Following Franz Kafka: A Self-Guided Audio Tour in Prague

7. Following Franz Kafka: A Self-Guided Audio Tour in Prague

The Prague that world-renowned writer Franz Kafka knew was a restless city, rapidly transforming from a provincial city under the Austro-Hungarian monarchy into a modern metropolis. On this walking tour, I’ll share Kafka’s fascinating story, and bring the place he called home at the turn of the 20th century to life. When Kafka was born in 1883, extensive parts of the city’s Old Town, especially Prague’s Jewish Quarter, were on the verge of extinction. The changing character of the city left a fundamental mark on his fragile and sensitive personality. After all, he was so emotionally attached to Prague and its people that, apart from a few months towards the end of his life, he never left. On this tour, you’ll see the places where he grew up and went to school, starting with Kafka’s birthplace in Franz Kafka Square. I’ll show you the Old-New Synagogue that he and his father would visit, Charles University on Celetná Street where he studied, and the House at the White Unicorn where he’d meet up with literary friends Max Brod, Franz Werfel and Hugo Bergmann. With the help of historical photos, we’ll even visit places that no longer exist. On your walk, you’ll also get a taste of Kafka’s work, listening to parts of his stories and diary entries in the very places that inspired them. On this tour, you’ll have an opportunity to: • Glimpse the well in the Small Square that supported the drunkard in Kafka’s short story Description of a Struggle • Pass by the House at the Minute, where Kafka lived as a young boy • Stroll down Meat Street, once lined with butchers, towards Meat Market and find out how the street may have contributed to Kafka being a vegetarian • Admire the beautiful facade of the Golden Pike House where Kafka lived as a young man • Discover the beautiful Spanish Synagogue and pass the house where Kafka started writing Trial • Gaze upon Kinsky Palace in the Old Town Square and hear details about Kafka’s uneasy relationship with his father • Appreciate the Civil Court Building, where Kafka got his first job • Find out about Kafka’s lovers, including his passionate correspondence with Milena Jesenská • See the Statue of Franz Kafka created by the Czech artist Jaroslav Róna, and Franz Kafka’s Rotating Head sculpture by David Černý On this 90-minute stroll, you’ll get to know most of the places which played an important part in Kafka’s life. You’ll find out many interesting and little-known facts not only about him, but also about the Prague he knew. Join me on this tour to see the city through his eyes.

Prague Old Jewish Quarter and Spanish Synagogue Private Tour

8. Prague Old Jewish Quarter and Spanish Synagogue Private Tour

Few European cities can boast a better preserved Jewish Ghetto than Prague. Lying between the busy Old Time Square and the scenic Vltava River, the Old Jewish Quarter dates back to 1096. Visit the most important Jewish heritage sites and discover the turbulent past of Josefov (the Jewish Town). Immerse yourself in the history, culture and traditions of Jews in Prague. The 2-hour walking tour will begin in front of the World of Franz Kafka, which is dedicated to the famous writer of Jewish origin. From there, your Private Guide will take you to the historic district where the Jewish population flourished from the early Middle Ages to the Nazi occupation of Czech Republic. You will see the historic Maisel Synagogue, where some 6,000 Jewish artifacts were stored by Nazi during WWII and the Pinkas Synagogue, which is a home to the Memorial of Holocaust Victims of Bohemia and Moravia with 77,297 names of the victims listed on the walls. Other points of interest include the magnificent Rudolfinum and the beautiful Jewish Town Hall, which was built in 1586 to host meetings and events of the Jewish community. Nearby you will also find the oldest building in the Jewish Town, the Old-New Synagogue, and hear the Jewish-Czech legend of Golem, who is said to be hidden in the synagogue’s attic. You will also see the exterior of the Spanish Synagogue, a playful Franz Kafka Monument, as well as the House of Last Minute (a former Kafka residence) in the Old Town Square, near the iconic Astronomical Clock. Choose the 3-hour option to visit the Spanish Synagogue with skip-the-line tickets and see its exhibit on the Jewish history from the 18th century Enlightenment period to the present day. It is a unique Moorish-style synagogue with arabesques, gilt and polychrome motifs and a dazzling combination of rich green, blue and red hues. It boasts a beautiful 19th century interior with a showpiece Torah ark. The 4-hour option includes tickets to the Spanish Synagogue and the Old Jewish Cemetery. The 15th century graveyard is a fascinating place to visit as its home to 12,000 tombstones, many of which are layered on top of each other due to the limited space. As one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in the world it is a must-see Jewish heritage site. Choose the 6-hour option to get the full experience of the Old Jewish Quarter. This option includes a walking tour with visits to the Spanish Synagogue and the Old Jewish Cemetery, you will also visit the Old-New Synagogue on the prestigious Parizska street. Built in Gothic Cistercian style in 1270, it is one of Europe’s oldest synagogues still in use. Inside, you can admire the vaulted interior, naves, mediaeval furniture and the “Jewish Flag”.

From Vienna: Private Day Trip to Prague inc. Local Guide

9. From Vienna: Private Day Trip to Prague inc. Local Guide

Your driver will wait you in your hotel lobby or in front your address few minutes before your pick up and you will join him into your fully private day tour to Prague. During your drive from Vienna to Prague, you will have one short stop on one of plenty rest stops on highway and you will pass Austrian and Czech vineyards and countryside. Prague is capital city of Czech Republic and historical capital of Bohemia, founded in 5th century and it is a home of approximately 1.3 millions people. It is located on one of most important europeans rivers - River Vltava. Shortly after you arrive, our local tour guide will wait you in front of largest ancient castle in world - Prague Castle, according to the Guinness Book of Records, where you can also explore gothic St. Vitus Cathedral and romanesque Basilica of St. George. From there will start your 2 hours walking tour. After a Prague Castle, you will cross a Vltava River and start exploring city Old Town, which is one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, where you can enjoy in thousands year old history. Prague Old Town was medieval settlement. Next to Old Town are New Town of Prague, Lesser Town and Jewish Town. While you are exploring all Prague quarters, you can visit Old Town Square, with The Old Town Hall and the Church of Our Lady, Astronomical Clock, Galerie Rudolfinum, Rotunda of the Finding of the Holy Cross, Jewish quarter with Jewish Town Hall, Synagogue, The Powder Tower, Kafka House, St. Nicholas Church and many more... Your walking tour will end up next to Charles Bridge, one of European most visited sites. After your walking tour ends, you will have additional time for a lunch, shopping in city center, or just having a short walk in Prague Old Town. Your driver will wait you on pre-arranged location. After your free walking part of tour ends, our driver will drive drive you back to you destination in Vienna.

Kafka in Prague's Jewish Quarter and Old Town Private Tour

10. Kafka in Prague's Jewish Quarter and Old Town Private Tour

Join this original Jewish tour to follow the trail of Franz Kafka in Prague’s Jewish Town and Old Town and discover places closely related to his personal life and professional career as a writer. Hear the true story of one of the greatest writers of the 20th century and learn about his Jewish heritage. See Prague through the eyes of Franz Kafka! Choose the 2-hour option to discover the ‘Kafkaesque’ Prague. Highlights of this tour include one of the most iconic sculptures in town, the Franz Kafka - Rotating Head, the Charles University where Kafka studied law, and the Estates Theater where he attended some plays. In the heart of the Old Town you will discover The House at the Minute where Kafka once lived, only a few steps away from the famous Astronomical Clock. As you wander around Josefov, the Old Jewish Quarter, your Private Guide will tell you all about Kafka’s life as a Jew in Prague. Although Franz was uneasy with his Jewish heritage, he is considered to be the quintessential Jewish writer and his masterpiece ‘The Trail’ has been described as the embodiment of the “triple dimension of Jewish existence in Prague”. You will see the historic Maisel Synagogue, the Jewish Town Hall, and the Old-New Synagogue where young Kafka attended services. The tour will end next to the surreal Franz Kafka Monument in front of the beautiful Spanish Synagogue. Choose the 3-hour option to enhance your ‘Kafkaesque’ tour with a visit inside the Old-New Synagogue. Completed in 1270 it is the oldest active synagogue in Europe. See the Gothic interior where Kafka attended services as a child and hear the legend of the Golem of Prague. Skip-the-line tickets are included to avoid waiting in lines. Choose the 4-hour option to explore Prague's Old Town and Jewish Town and visit the Old-New Synagogue and Spanish Synagogue. Skip-the-line tickets to both synagogues are included in this extended option. The stunning, Moorish-style Spanish Synagogue is a part of Prague’s Jewish Museum and houses a permanent exhibition on Jewish history from the 18th century to the present day, covering the period of Kafka’s life. Experience authentic Jewish history and culture in Prague!

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It's a must if you want to see the palace! My family and I made it a day trip. It was a 30 min drive from Paris. Make sure to line up early because even if you have your tickets the line was still long. The audio guide came in handy and it was nice to learn the history. Make sure you use comfortable walking shoes since you are going to walking throughout the whole estate. Once you enter the gardens there are restaurants and they have really good food. Also if you want to splurge and a bit lazy to walk they offer golf cart and bike rentals to get around! Overall it was a great experience and it's a must!

With children aged 8 and 10, plan time to do the gardens (long journeys between places, pee breaks, lunch breaks, and children who drag their paws at some point). The visit to the castle was long for my children, they quickly dropped out despite the children's audio guide.

What a very nice tour! Our guide was Alex, he has so much passion for what he told! Learned an awful lot about the history of the city which really brings Prague to life!

Excellent experience with our guide Pavel!- learnt loads of interesting information about Prague’s old town and was thoroughly engaged in super spooky legends

We had an amazing Time! Daniel was the best! thank you for an amazing time!