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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 386 Reviews

Discover the magic of Prague, a modern and vibrant city full of energy, on this introductory tour of the Czech capital. Perfect for first-time visitors, this ...  Read more

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

From USD $30.44

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 45 Reviews

See some of Prague’s top attractions and hidden gems on a full-day tour of the city! Explore must-visit sites like Wenceslas Square and the Old Town by foot, ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.41

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 45 Reviews

There is no better way to see Prague than on this City Sightseeing double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! See top Prague attractions on this comprehensive ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Ticket valid for 48 hours

From USD $57.55

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

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Explore Old Town and other central Prague attractions on this private walking tour. With an experienced guide, spend three enjoyable hours walking from one ...  Read more

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

From USD $38.74

Private Tour: Prague City Segway Tour

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Explore Prague with a private guide on a self-balancing electric Segway! While weaving your way around the atmospheric streets of Prague Old Town and Mala ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2-3 hours

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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

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2-3 hours

From USD $71.94

Jewish Prague Walking Tour

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Experience Prague's Jewish history on a fascinating walking tour through one of the only Central European Jewish town quarters that survived the Holocaust. ...  Read more

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

From USD $35.97

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.)

From USD $44.27

Small-Group Prague Walking Tour: Old Town, Wenceslas Square and Jewish Quarter

4.5 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

Discover Prague’s Old Town and other central city attractions on this three-hour walking tour. With a knowledgeable guide, walk from one famous landmark to the ...  Read more

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

From USD $44.27

Prague City Sightseeing Tour

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Get your bearings in the romantic city of Prague on this comprehensive two-hour coach tour. This tour is perfect if you have limited time in Prague, the City ...  Read more

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

From USD $18.82

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