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Franz Kafka Muzeum

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Mala Strana (Little Quarter)
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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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Kafka and Prague are synonymous

If you are in Prague you must learn a little about Kafka and this is the place . You may have read his books you may have learned about him or it is the first time you heard about... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are in Prague you must learn a little about Kafka and this is the place . You may have read his books you may have learned about him or it is the first time you heard about him, you will learn about the person and the writer in a short interesting visit.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While the museum certainly does an excellent job of capturing the darknesa, angst, and socio-historical context of Kakfa's writing the actual exhibit spaces are painfully (as in toe-stubbibgly) dark. The text accompanying the various exhibit pieces and spaces was excellent - where comprehensible. I'm hardly obe to begrudge an author's museum in his hometown from preferencing Czech over English text... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a great way to know more about the writer and how was Prague during that time, the life of the different people in it and the tension it was under. Also a perfect explanation of why the author was troubled. it's not the average museum, it has very cool and creative parts.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is really excentric and nice thought. If you read Kafka you can understand the feeling which he was talking about. Red, black and small spaces are the best attraction, mixed with illusion and sense of depression. It's particoular.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here during a recent trip to Prague with friends. I had no knowledge of Kafka, however my friends had read a good deal of his most popular works. I must admit it was between this place or the torture museum in town, so this sounded like the better of the two options. I must admit I surprisingly really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum provides the visitor a good glimpse not only of Franz Kafka's personal life but also of his context and a better understanding of the city of Prague during the famous writer lifetime.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a fan of Kafka or Nihilism but this museum is able to capture the essence of both. I was so overcome by the feeling of never ending hopelessness at on point that I couldn't breath. The museum well documented his life with a plethora of original documents. The museum used well space a light to honor Kafka and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A well thought out and extremely informative tribute to the author, presented through various media, with videos which allow visitors to take a pause, resting feet and eyes from extensive reading. Really enjoyed our visit as recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum exactly makes you experience the feeling that you have while reading Kafka. The music accompanying you throughout the exhibition changes as you pass through the sections. Particularly the section where you pick up the phone and listen to the man makes you feel the pressure of the bureaucracy. It made me think about Bartleby the Scrievener. The same... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute cozy place on the street! Touch the world famous writer! Be sure to recommend to go and buy a souvenir!

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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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