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New Jewish Cemetery

Izraelska 712/1 | Praha 3 - Zizkov, Prague 130 00, Czech Republic
+420 272 741 893
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The final resting place for 40,000 people, including famous author Franz Kafka, as well as a number of prominent rabbis and scholars.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
13 Sep 2016
“Even Without a Family Connection Worth a Visit”
10 Aug 2016
“Peaceful and beautiful place away from Center City ”
Izraelska 712/1 | Praha 3 - Zizkov, Prague 130 00, Czech Republic
Praha 3
+420 272 741 893
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

We recently visited the New Jewish Cemetery just outside downtown Prague to look for some family gravestones but found so much more. The cemetery is beautifully maintained with a very helpful "porter" who can identify any interred name and direct you to the specific area....More

Thank DJC7
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Part of the Olsanske Cemetery complex across the street from the Radio Free Europe Office. This is out of the way place that gets you out of center city and is accessible by metro or a tram. Beautiful tranquil place. Amazing tombstones and greenery. Well...More

1  Thank randy s
Reviewed 31 August 2015

The New Jewish Cemetery is a part of the Olsanske Cemeteries. This new one was opened in 1890 after the conclusion of the Old Jewish Cemetery. In the new cemetery was buried eg. very famous writer Franz Kafka.

1  Thank ruzha2014
Reviewed 10 August 2015

I liked this as it is a very calm and respectful graveyard with the most ornate headstones I've ever seen, and some beautifully mature trees, shrubs and plants. I didn't actually dislike anything about it. It was quite shocking how many of the plaques were...More

1  Thank ChoosyDublin
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Located very close to a tube station, this cemetery is easy to reach. There is also a Christian cemetery across the street so do look for the Star of David on the cemetery spire if you wish to visit the Jewish cemetery. Franz Kafka is...More

Thank Souvik M
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

One of the best preserved Jewish cemeteries in Europe. Ivy is wild which adds atmosphere but ruins the stones. Get the map at the entrance and enjoy

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Out of the way on Vihohradska, but worth a visit for anyone interested in Jewish history. Many of the gravestones are large and ornate -- reflecting the heritage of a wealthy community with powerful leaders. Franz Kafka's grave is in this cemetery. The burial society...More

Thank JerroldLandau
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Back to this site after 11 years - now with 3 little kids - was just right. Kafka and not least all the memorials of Holocaust victims makes this a "must see" if you are visiting Prague. Take the metro direct to the gates of...More

3  Thank René R
Reviewed 21 July 2014

I found this place because it was close to my Hostel. I advise you to visit it even if far from it, without any doubt it is worth to see!

Thank Davide G
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Spot where Franz Kafka is buried with his family and then you see all the memorials to those taken out at the death camps. Then it hits you what went on, even more so than in the Jewish quarter. Worth the trot up the hill...More

1  Thank PadiP
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