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Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Guided Tour in German

1. 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 Pinkas synagogues before passing the old Jewish cemetery. See the New Town Hall and the Clementinum, before heading to Charles Bridge, where the tour ends.

Prague Old & Jewish Town & Charles Bridge: 2.5h Walking Tour

2. Prague Old & Jewish Town & Charles Bridge: 2.5h Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided 2.5-hour walk through Prague’s Old Town and Jewish Quarter, known as Josefov. The tour takes you through the historical city center and begins at Wenceslas Square, the main square in Prague. Explore the Old Town Square and its charming surroundings, including crooked streets with small shops. Then, walk through the former Jewish Ghetto. Follow your guide through Ungelt, which for many centuries was home to merchants and their businesses. Then you’ll visit the Church of St. Jacob and Týn Church before walking along Celetná Street to the Powder Tower, where the tour ends.

Prague: Castle and Jewish Quarter Tour with Cruise and Lunch

3. Prague: Castle and Jewish Quarter Tour with Cruise and Lunch

Discover the main monuments of Prague on a half-day tour, with lunch and a relaxing boat trip down the River Vltava, and marvel at landmark attractions by land and water. Enjoy the perfect tour for those who want to explore the heart of Europe and get a picture of Prague’s rich history. Hear fascinating stories from an experienced guide as you stop at the Charles Bridge and explore the streets of Lesser Town. Take the picturesque tram to Prague Castle to discover Europe’s largest castle complex. After a short coffee break, go to the Jewish Quarter and Old Town to wander down small alleys and cobblestone streets. Lunch will be served at a typical Czech restaurant, washed down with some of the country's legendary beer. Then, take a relaxing boat trip down the River Vltava (drink included), and see icons such as the Charles Bridge and Prague Castle from a different perspective.

Wroclaw 1-Day Trip to Prague Private Guided Tour

4. Wroclaw 1-Day Trip to Prague Private Guided Tour

Start the day with pickup from your accommodation in Wroclaw. Travel through the Lower Silesia and Sudetes Mountains and soak up the scenic views along the way. After approximately four hours of driving, arrive in Prague and be greeted by your friendly guide. The tour begins in Old Town near the imposing Powder Tower. Stroll through the charming streets and marvel at architectural masterpieces including the Town Hall and Astronomical Clock. As you walk, listen to your guide’s fascinating stories about local life, history, and culture. Arrive in the Jewish District and stop by the Jewish Town Hall, then check out the area’s many synagogues. Cross the famous Charles Bridge to visit Lesser Town, then marvel at the impressive interior at the iconic St. Nicholas Church. Finally, enjoy a short visit to Prague Castle and admire its richly decorated gates and courtyards. At the end of the tour enjoy one hour of free time to explore at your own leisure or grab some lunch. When you’re finished, relax on the return journey to Wroclaw. 

Prague: 2-Hour Old Town and Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

5. Prague: 2-Hour Old Town and Jewish Ghetto Walking Tour

Discover the hidden history of Prague, and see the most popular sites of the “City of 100 Spires” on a 2-hour walking tour of the Old Town and Josefov neighborhood. Learn about the curious symbols on the Astronomical Clock, and hear about the life of the man on the big monument in Old Town Square; the Czechs' beloved Jan Hus! Discover Prague’s role in the development of culture and education in Central Europe as you are guided past the Karolinum complex of buildings from the 15th century. Go to the Estates Theatre (Stavovské divadlo) in Prague’s historic theater district, and admire the façade of the 18th-century cultural venue. Discover the birthplace of Franz Kafka, and look at the edifices of city churches. Then, venture into the former Jewish Ghetto in the tiny Josefov quarter, completely surrounded by the Old Town. See some of the city synagogues, and learn about the cramped conditions before the ghetto was destroyed in the early 20th century. Along the way, your guide will explain the formative history of Bohemia, and discuss why these sites are significant to the Czechs.

Stories of Jewish Prague: 3-Hour Historical Tour

6. Stories of Jewish Prague: 3-Hour Historical Tour

Your 3-hour tour begins at the Old-New Synagogue, the oldest functioning synagogue in Europe. Built around 1270, it is also among the oldest Gothic structures in Prague. At the heart of Jewish culture, this synagogue serves as the backdrop for a discussion of Jewish religious and social customs during the medieval period. Visit the Renaissance-era Town Hall built by Mordechai Maisel and hear about the Golden Age of Prague’s Jewish community. As you continue to move through one of the largest collections of Judaica in the world, you’ll come to understand the paradoxes of the Jewish experience in Prague. In 1782 Josef II issued the Edict of Toleration, granting the Jews religious freedom, eliminating professional restrictions, and allowing Jewish children to attend schools and universities. A grateful community renamed the ghetto district Josefov, as it is still known today. All this freedom was destroyed in the 20th century by the genocidal nationalism of Nazi Germany. Prague’s Jewish community was decimated by the Holocaust. Hear about the political, economic, and ethnic tensions that led to Hitler’s invasion of Czechoslovakia and the implementation of the Nazi’s Final Solution in Prague.

Prague: Private Tour of The Jewish Quarter

7. Prague: Private Tour of The Jewish Quarter

The most frequented museum in the Czech Republic, Prague’s Jewish Museum is made up of four synagogues, the Old Jewish Cemetery, an art gallery, and the Old Ceremonial Hall exhibition space. The Old-New Synagogue, though not part of the museum, is another sight not to be missed. You are certain to have a unique cultural experience while learning about the life and traditions of Jews who were confined to the former Prague Jewish ghetto for more than 600 years. Prague is the only European city that kept its Jewish heritage intact during World War II and you will discover why. This Prague Jewish Quarter tour is the ideal way to find out more about one of Prague's most fascinating districts. You will uncover the history behind the shops, synagogues, and cemeteries saved during World War II thanks to Hitler's desire to establish a museum dedicated to an extinct race. During this private walking tour, you will discover the Old Jewish Cemetery (Europe's oldest) and numerous synagogues including the famous Old New Synagogue, and Pinkas Synagogue.

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What people are saying about Jewish Town Hall, Prague

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At first I was unsure about going on a tour as I was in Prague on my own. Our guide was lovely. As we walked from our meeting point up to the castle. The guide was very knowledgeable & gave us lots of information about the history of different land marks. He didn’t walk too fast and made sure everybody was there before talking or walking off to the next point. We could ask questions at any point. Where the guide answered as best he could. I particularly found d the guide helpful as we stopped for lunch and we had the chance to talk to him asking him about things to do. He wrote the name of something I’d asked about on a piece of paper. He shared a few stories about the CZk traditions and family etc which were lovely to hear.

Really lovely tour. Very informative. The guide (Marcella) was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food had a wide selection and tasted very nice. The restaurant was on old town square which surprised us. River cruise pilot/guide was also very friendly and helpful. Would recommend

Wonderful time! Learned lots of history about Prague. The guide was very knowledgeable. Even with lunch running behind and boat tour too, she always made sure everyone was taken care of. She is very a sweet and kind lady. I will definitely recommend.

Die Reiseleiterin Dagmar war wunderbar! Sie erzählte uns auf sehr interessante und verständliche Weise über die Stadt, über Dinge, die Touristen nicht wissen, und vieles mehr. Herzlichen Dank!

Our guide was amazing, very knowledgeable, friendly and has an obvious passion for the city.