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black and white picture of the ocean liner ss patria in 1918 with three funnels plus fore and aft masts

SS Patria Disaster

SS Patria Disaster A trans-atlantic liner called the SS Patria sank on 25th November 1940 at the port of Haifa in what was then Palestine. You’re thinking what the hell as this got to do with Prague? Well for me it all started with a photo. In 2015 I was preparing to start my Walking … Read More

two offset renaissance style buildings with red tiled roofs called pinkas synagogue

Pinkas Synagogue

Pinkas Synagogue, a National Memorial Sometimes you can look at a building and have an idea of what came before a certain time and what came after. This post about the Pinkas Synagogue can also be broken into two parts. Before and after World War Two. The Pinkas Synagogue is on the route of the … Read More

the centre moorish style archway to the jubilee synagogue with hebrew text

Jubilee Synagogue

Jubilee Synagogue in Prague So you’re coming to Prague and intend spending a day in the Jewish Quarter. You’ll buy the Jewish Museum ticket and visit all the synagogues right? Wrong! If you do that you’ll miss one because it’s not officially part of the Jewish Museum in Prague. It’s the newest, largest, cheapest to … Read More

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

jason from livingprague captured on google maps

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

prague golem old town square

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

prague old new synagogue brick gable

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

map showing the josefov district in prague

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

flight of beers in prague

Czech Food and Beer Tasting Walking Tour

Czech Food and Beer Tasting, Selected Beer, Classic Czech Food and Great Conversation 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 … Read More