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prague cobbles made from jewish headstones

Walking on Gravestones In Prague

Walking on Gravestones The idea for this post started when I gave a Private Walking Tour to a couple of clients in January 2019 and they asked me about the Jewish Cobble Stones i.e. cobble stones made from the headstones of Jewish people, that they had recently read about. I admit that I was not … Read More

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Fame at Last

Fame at Last On June 13th 2019 I was giving a World War Two Walking Tour to a couple and we were in Maiselova in the heart of the Jewish Quarter Josefov District. Just as we were adjacent to the Jewish Town Hall I saw a Google Maps car coming down the road so I … Read More

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Prague Golem

The Prague Golem In Jewish folklore, a Golem is an animated anthropomorphic being that is created entirely from inanimate matter (usually clay or mud). Just before you reach for the dictionary….anthropomorphic means onto which human traits may be observed but is not human. SPOILER ALERT: If you believe in the Old Testament then it’s natural … Read More

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Prague Old New Synagogue

Prague Old New Synagogue The Prague Old New Synagogue is one of 6 synagogues in the Josefov district of Prague 1 (only 5 synagogues are publicly accessible). Where you see references to the Old Town it’s because the Old Town completely surrounds Josefov. Here I’ll give you an introduction and a few tips for visiting. … Read More

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Josefov Prague Jewish Quarter

Prague Jewish Quarter – Fifth District I’ve spent many interesting hours browsing the Prague Jewish Quarter. Don’t expect delicatessens and milliners on the street corners. Although the area does contain a small Jewish community it must be considered as an “Historical” Jewish area. It’s easier to understand the area of the Prague Jewish Quarter if … Read More

Old Town Prague Walking Tour

A Unique Old Town and Jewish Quarter Prague Walking Tour NOTE: I’ve now moved all of my tour related pages over to the dedicated website at https://www.livingpraguetours.com where you can read about me, my ethos, the range of tours that I offer, the booking process, Reviews and FAQ etc. Any links below will direct you … Read More

Prague Stolpersteine stumble stones

Prague Stumble Stones

Stolpersteine – Prague Stumble Stones When I first wrote about the Prague Stumble Stones back in 2013 I called them the Prague Jewish Plaques and I had not yet found out about a man called Gunter Demnig. I’ve since learned much more about them and his work so I’ve now gone back to rewrite about … Read More

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Prague Jewish Museum

The Prague Jewish Museum It may surprise you to know that the Prague Jewish Museum is not actually a single place. It’s a collection of Jewish sites that includes the Pinkas Synagogue, Maisel Synagogue, Klausen Synagogue, Spanish Synagogue, Ceremonial Hall and the Robert Guttmann Gallery. Not technically part of the Prague Jewish Museum but here … Read More

Prague Old Jewish Cemetery

The Prague Old Jewish Cemetery This actually was not the first Jewish Cemetery in the city. Following the expulsion of the Jewish community during the crusades, several large families chose to settle in what is now the New Town area of the city but from the early 15th Century were then relocated back into what … Read More

Terezin Memorial

Terezin Camp – National Suffering Memorial Terezin is synonymous with the control and attempted destruction of the Bohemian Community. Basically a transit camp that takes on the appearance of a ghetto, it is only a 30 minute drive from central Prague. Organised tours do this place as a half-day but there’s also a public transport … Read More