10. Prague: 3h Private Jewish Quarter Walking Tour, Coffee incl.
Are you ready for a journey into the fascinating and unique Jewish Town of Prague? Join us as we explore the Fifth Quarter and discover the intriguing history behind this well-preserved district.
Prague is the only European city where the Jewish heritage survived the horrors of World War II. We'll take you to visit some of the most beautifully preserved sites and monuments that make this district truly exceptional.
From the first Jews who arrived in Prague in the 10th century to the development of the Jewish community, their story played a significant role in the city's evolution. On our tour, we'll visit four different synagogues, each with its own distinctive style, and the oldest Jewish Cemetery in the world, which is 2.5 meters higher than the surrounding streets due to the ten layers of dead buried underneath!
We'll share stories about the Maisel Synagogue, where you'll find Langweil's Model of Prague, an uncommon exhibit that takes you back in time to the streets of the Jewish Quarter. The Spanish Synagogue's original interior is also breathtaking, while the Pinkas Synagogue hosts a touching memorial to the Jewish lives lost during the holocaust.
The Old-New Synagogue is not just impressively old and well-preserved, but shrouded in myth and mystery, as it's believed that Golem, the legendary being in Jewish folklore, was put to rest right in its attic. Dramatic, right?
And that's not all! We'll also share stories of some of the most distinguished, educated, and inspiring Jewish people who were part of the historically slighted community. Get ready to hear about American diplomat Madeleine Albright, Austrian artist Friedl Brandeis, and British humanitarian Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued almost 700 Jewish children from the former Czechoslovakia.
Yes, some of the stories may bring tears to your eyes, but behind the sadness lies an undeniable string of hope and legacy for the future. We'll also observe the "Stumbling Stones" of Prague, a living monument to the Jewish community and a reminder that as long as we remember these people, they'll keep living in our hearts.
So, are you ready to discover the entrancing history of Prague's Jewish community and explore the beautiful and picturesque Jewish Town of Prague? Let's go!