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Franz Kafka Muzeum

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Address: Cihelna 2B | Mala Strana, Prague 118 00, Czech Republic
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+420 257 535 373
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Multimedia exhibit of Kafka memorabilia that includes photographs and...

Multimedia exhibit of Kafka memorabilia that includes photographs and original letters.

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The good: Comprehensive review of Kafka's life and how it affected his work- and of how the latter affected the former. The bad: Dark and not always easy to read captions or... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are reading this then I do not need to explain who Franz kafka was. The museum is a revelation of his life, constructed in such a way that afterwards you feel very much that you now know a great deal more about the man than just his literary work, in other words the experience is very enlightening. May... More 

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Israel
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23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The good: Comprehensive review of Kafka's life and how it affected his work- and of how the latter affected the former. The bad: Dark and not always easy to read captions or explanations , hot and stuffy. The ugly: After paying 200ck each for admission , they had the chutspa to ask 55ck for a brochure. We passed and did... More 

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Thank David-Miriam-Cohen
Leuven, Belgium
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even not being a super "active" Kafka fan, it was a positive experience. Those who speak German have an extra advantage as many parts of exposition don't have translation into English.

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Thank sijuke
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're a Kafka fan or not, it's a must see! The museum is very intriguing; it gives you the chance to enter Kafka's real world. The ambiance of the museum is Kafkaesque. However, many of his exhibited writings need to be translated to English since Kafka is regarded as one of the most influential writers.

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Thank KarineGhazzaoui
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't know anything about Kafka and while I'm still know expert, I am definitely better informed. The interpretation panels and information are exceptional and presented in a clear modern fashion. Definitely worth a visit. Don't expect to buy a Kafka book however, the retail opportunity is sadly lacking.

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a bit mixed on this one. On one hand, the set-up and the presentation throughout the museum (dark, twisting, morphing) was very fitting to Kafka’s work. On the other hand, most of the original writing (diary entries, letters, etc.) isn't translated. So if you aren’t fluent in German, you miss out on a lot of these. I understand... More 

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Hoylake, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmospheric and quite 'arty'. I enjoyed it as I've read some Kafka and have a smattering of German, but I think this is more for Kafka fans and literature lovers than for the casual visitor. Some of the layout is a bit strange - one display is directly above some chairs set out for viewing a short film that runs... More 

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Thank Westmacott_123
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Dark, strange, eery... very Kafkaesque. Most of the exhibits have English descriptions, but some don't. I would recommend this museum to die hard fans. I enjoyed it very much, but mainly because I have a good knowledge of his works already.

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Thank Megan S
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I think this museum I'd well set up. The dark lighting makes you feel uncomfortable, just like Kafka, but the light on him and his life is a nice touch. I do feel they could have done more with his works. However, I do feel you'd love the museum if you're a Kafka fan.

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Thank NarelleBee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The museum gives a good overview of Kafkas life and his personal development. You can see a lot of original diary entries and letters, which was really exciting. For me there was a lot missing, I think more information on his works themselves, recurring motives and the connection to his personal life would have been great. But for a first... More 

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Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
Malá Strana is one of the oldest and the most beautiful neighbourhoods in the city. Nestled underneath Prague Castle it was once a part of the Kings route taken by future kings on their way to coronation - originating in the Old Town, crossing Charles Bridge and leading to Saint Vitus Cathedral. Cobblestone streets are lined with picturesque medieval houses, remarkable palaces, churches, kitsch shops and restaurants. Do not hesitate to turn a corner into any narrow street. You will suddenly find yourself in a calm and charming neighbourhood full of hidden gardens, parks with peacocks, fruit trees and ponds. As the neighbourhood is a home to Czech Parliament and many ministries, you can also run into well-dressed officials. If you are thirsty or hungry, it is the right place to be. Restaurants offer delicious traditional food and of course, the best Czech beers.
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