Nový židovský Hřbitov

Nový židovský Hřbitov, Prague

Nový židovský Hřbitov
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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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Bucky1836
Madison, WI250 contributions
Worth the effort
May 2018 • Couples
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 and 1945. And then think how many more graves there would have been if so many hadn't been killed in camps during the Holocaust. Remember that this is closed from Friday afternoon until Sunday morning and men should cover their heads.
Written June 17, 2018
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John G
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John Gallagher, Philadelphia
May 2018 • Solo
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 Castle posthumously. The Kafka Museum, near the Charles Bridge, castle side, def worth a visit as well if a Kafka fan...
Written May 23, 2018
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DublinWelcomesAll
Dublin, Ireland2,611 contributions
A lovely stroll - don’t forget head covering
Apr 2018 • Solo
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.
Written April 11, 2018
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oborozuki
San Carlos, CA190 contributions
"Even the merest gesture is holy if it is filled with faith." Kafka
Nov 2017 • Couples
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 their work) and the sense of some lingering presence; after all their bones are under this ground and those are the bones of George Seferis, or Borges, or in this case Kafka. There is only one other review of this place on Trip Advisor by a Joseph C of Washington D.C. in 2011. It is a good review and takes an interesting, and accurate view of the career of Franz Kafka. It is also a reverent review as the visitor enacts Jewish traditions in his visit. Take the subway to Zelivskeho and walk across the street. Enter the main gate of the New Jewish Cemetery and take the first aisle to the right (I think the spot is number 121—there is a sign) and there you are at the tomb of Dr. Franz Kafka certainly one of the strangest, and greatest of all literary figures of the 20th century. If this isn’t your gig, forget I mentioned it.
Written December 11, 2017
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DJC7
97 contributions
Even Without a Family Connection Worth a Visit
Sep 2016 • Couples
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. But you do not need to have family buried there to appreciate the beauty and moving experience of a visit. They offer guided tours as the cemetery does have several famous people. We expected to visit for an hour and spent over 3 hours and would have stayed longer had time permitted. I will arrange a tour for my next visit.
Written September 13, 2016
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randy s
Wilton Manors, FL2,004 contributions
Peaceful and beautiful place away from Center City
Aug 2016
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 worth a visit plus an escape from the crowds of Old Town. Kafka's graveside is well marked at sign number 21.
Written August 10, 2016
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ChoosyDublin
Athboy, Ireland72 contributions
Peaceful and very moving
May 2015 • Couples
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 dedicated to Jews who had perished in Terezin - another place you should visit while in Prague.
Written August 10, 2015
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Souvik M
Kolkata (Calcutta), India62 contributions
A sombre experience. Franz Kafka is buried here.
Jul 2015 • Couples
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 buried here as is his friend Max Brod. Kafka's siblings are buried with him. The graves are ornate but monuments on the wall to those who died in the Holocaust are especially poignant.
Written August 1, 2015
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Julia S
4 contributions
Must see
Jul 2015
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
Written July 14, 2015
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JerroldLandau
Toronto, Canada28 contributions
New Jewish Cemetery
May 2015 • Solo
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 hall is large and ornate, although one cannot enter it.
Written June 15, 2015
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