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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.
Izraelska 712/1 | Praha 3 - Zizkov, Prague 130 00, Czech Republic
+420 272 741 893
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Entrance is just across the street from the Zelivskeho subway stop. Yes, Kafka's gravesite is here, but I would recommend strolling around other parts of the cemetery first to get some context. You'll notice how many markers and memorials have dates of death between 1939...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bucky1836
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

I visited Kafka's grave this week. It is really convenient to the train stop. The cemetery itself is gorgeous. It is obvious many visit K's grave. Ileft flowers and a coin. K did publish during his lifetime, although Mr. Brod finished the Trial and the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Men Don’t forget to wear a head cover when visiting. The graves are very close together and one can see that black marble is very much in fashion for 20thC Jewish headstones.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Maybe this is literary curiosity or morbidity, I’m not sure which, but there is, at least for me, a fascination for the so-called “resting places” of famous writers. Maybe it’s just that this is as close as I’ll ever get to them (other than reading...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank oborozuki
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

Date of experience: September 2016
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

Date of experience: August 2016
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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

Date of experience: May 2015
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

Date of experience: July 2015
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

Date of experience: July 2015
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

Date of experience: May 2015
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