Prague was once home to one of the world's largest Jewish populations, and thought the old Jewish ghetto is long gone, the synagogues that used to serve this once thriving community are still preserved and open to visitors today. On this tour, I would walk with you through the old Jewish Quarter and take you to five different synagogues and the old cemetery - using the artifacts preserved there to introduce you to the centuries-long history of Prague's Jews.
Your tour would include the Old/New Synagogue - the oldest working synagogue in northern Europe, and the Pinkas Synagogue - now converted into a moving tribute to all of the Czechoslovak victims of the Holocaust. You can also see the cemetery made famous in Umberto Eco's bestseller "Prague Cemetery", with it's layer upon layer of graves up to 12 deep.
Old Jewish Cemetery
Chevrah Kaddishah buidling
I have lived in Prague now for most of my adult life, and have fallen in love with the city. I started working as a tour guide back in 1991, very soon after the end of the Communist regime, when I got a job guiding for the Jewish Museum in Prague. Doing this quickly made me realise that this was what I wanted to do with my life. It is a job that has enabled me to meet all sorts of people from all around the world, and I get paid for sharing with them my love both for this beautiful city where I live; and for my Jewish heritage, something that is very important to me. Since that time, I've branched out on my own as a private tour guide, and run a small company of guides here in Prague. In the more than twenty years I've been doing this I've met all manner of people, including more than few celebrities, and I can't think of any job I'd rather be doing! Full profile ⋅ Leave a Review
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