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Prague Jewish Quarter (Josefov)

A visit to Josefov will show you what remains of the old Jewish Quarter of Prague. Although much of it has been destroyed and built over by modern buildings, you can still get a feel for its past and visit the synagogues and cemetery overseen by the Jewish Museum.

The Jewish population of Prague began to be persecuted during the Crusades and was eventually contained in a walled ghetto. Periods of relative prosperity and peace, with a certain degree of self-administration, alternated with oppression and horrific massacres.

Ironically, the survival of much of the Old Quarter and many of the artefacts in the Jewish Museum's collection is due to the Nazis, who assembled the objects and marked out the sites for a museum of an 'extinct race'. 

Practical Info

Josefov is between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River. You can take a tour between the various sites of the museum with an English-speaking guide. 

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Prague in One Day Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 350 Reviews

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Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Small-Group Prague City Walking Tour Including Vltava River Cruise and Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 36 Reviews

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Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Private Walking Tour: Prague Old Town, Wenceslas Square and Jewish Quarter

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

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Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Prague Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: Jewish Quarter and Prague Castle Tours plus Vltava Cruise

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Prague City Segway Tour

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See the sights of Prague by Segway, and learn about this enchanting city from an expert local guide! Simply choose from one of three start times – morning, ...  Read more

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Jewish Prague Walking Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 46 Reviews

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Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $39.24

Czech Spas of Karlovy Vary and Marianske Lazne from Prague

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Prague Vltava River Afternoon Tea Cruise

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Acquaint yourself with Prague on this relaxing afternoon cruise along the River Vltava. Sample cake and sip a coffee or tea as you take in the beauty of many ...  Read more

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Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Prague by Night: Small-Group Walking Tour and Vltava River Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

End a day in Prague on a high note with this evening walking tour and Vltava River cruise! Following a route past some of the Old Town’s top attractions and ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Prague Ghost Walking Tour

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