Prague Sights



Nový židovský hřbitov (New Jewish Cemetery)

Nový židovský hřbitov (New Jewish Cemetery) Review

In this, the newest of the city's half-dozen Jewish burial grounds, you can find the modest tombstone of Franz Kafka, which seems grossly inadequate to Kafka's fame but oddly in proportion to his own modest sense of self. The cemetery is usually open, although guards sometimes inexplicably seal off the grounds. Men may be required to wear a yarmulke (you can buy one here if you need to). Turn right at the main cemetery gate and follow the wall for about 100 yards. Kafka's thin white tombstone lies at the front of section 21. City maps may label the cemetery Židovské hřbitovy.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Vinohradská at Jana Želivského, Vinohrady, Prague, Bohemia 120 00 | Map It
  • Phone: 226–235–248
  • Hours: Apr.–Sept., Sun.–Thurs. 9–5, Fri. 9–2; Oct.–Mar., Sun.–Thurs. 9–4, Fri. 9–2
  • Metro Line A: Želivského.
  • Location: Vinohrady
Updated: 10-07-2013

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