New Jewish Cemetery (Nový Zidovský Hrbitov) Tours and Activities
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Eastern European Ashkenazi Jews first came to Prague in the 10th century and over the years they became a thriving part of the city’s cultural and financial community. Their first cemetery was located in Josefov, where most of Prague’s Jewish resident were required to settle; by the 1890s there were 23,500 Jews living in the city and the Old Jewish Cemetery was full. The New Jewish Cemetery (Nový Zidovský Hrbitov) was built in the suburb of Žižkov, many times bigger with capacity for around 100,000 graves; it is Art Nouveau in style, with imposing entrance gates, ornate mausoleums and majestic family tombs adorned with statuary and inscriptions. Its peaceful and orderly tree-lined avenues are a respite from the hectic street life of central Prague, although tragic reminders of World War II include a memorial wall inscribed with the names of the victims of the Holocaust who perished in Terezín concentration camp. The influential writer Franz Kafka is famously buried there; his literary fans make a pilgrimage to his tomb on the anniversary of his death on June 3, 1924.
Izraelská 712/1, Žižkov. Open Apr–Oct Sun–Thur 9am-5pm, Fri 9am–2pm. Nov–Mar Sun–Thur 9am-4pm, Fri 9am–2pm. Closed Sat and Jewish holidays. Admission free. Maps are available at the entrance gates, as are yarmulkes for men to cover their heads. Metro Line A to Želivského.
Address: Izraelská 712/1, Žižkov, Czech Republic
Hours: Hours vary, closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays
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Explore the Prague's Josefov district, the old Jewish quarter, on this private guided tour in a Mercedes Benz and then spend the rest of the tour customizing it based on your own interests. Learn about the history of the Jews in Prague, which goes back to the 10th century, and see some of the most popular sites, including the Old-New Synagogue. And then head out with your guide and driver to see whatever aspect of Prague you desire.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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New Jewish Cemetery (Nový Zidovský Hrbitov) hours of operation: Hours vary, closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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