Franz Kafka Muzeum

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Franz Kafka Muzeum
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Multimedia exhibit of Kafka memorabilia that includes photographs and original letters.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Malá Strana (Little Quarter)
Malá Strana is one of the oldest and the most beautiful neighborhoods 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 neighborhood full of hidden gardens, parks with peacocks, fruit trees and ponds. As the neighborhood 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.
How to get there
  • Lesser • 4 min walk
  • Old Town • 6 min walk
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Anriv
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Kafkaesque atmosphere done right
Sep 2021 • Friends
The museum commemorates Kafka's life perfectly. The dark theme goes nicely with his work. Learned a lot more about his life and it was really cool to see his handwriting in person.
Written September 26, 2021
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Oliwia
Silesia Province, Poland3 contributions
Must see in Prague for the fans of 20th century literature
Jun 2021
Small and minimalist but interesting museum created with a lot of passion, knowledge, vision and unconventional ideas.

I was impressed from the beginning of the exhibition (with the black and white film showing pre-war Prague!) to the end marked by a timeline-like collection of different Kafka's works editions. Really dark, gloomy place just like Kafka's imagination. You will find there not only the famous first edition of "The Trial" but also knowledge about the writer's biography, aesthetically presented quotes, scans of letters, drawings, photos... This museum gives you an opportunity to go deeper, be almost inside of the Kafka's world and feel on your skin what "kafkaesque" means. There's Yiddish music, there are animations and rooms dedicated to particular stories (e.g. "The Castle" or "The Burrow").

The ticket price is rather high but believe me, it's worth it. You will find many things to read inside (in German, Czech or English), but you should just expect it in the writer's museum. Also, it's chilly inside so I think it can be a good break from wandering through The Lesser Quarter's streets during hot summer months. I highly recommend this place to people already loving Franz Kafka or wanting to know something more about him.
Written August 13, 2021
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MikeyMackTravels
Prague, Czech Republic3,105 contributions
Interesting (and complicated)
Aug 2021
I am not really a student of Kafka, but I found the museum to be very interesting. The exhibition is very small but full of really interesting (complicated) information. The museum even starts off interesting---you must purchase the tickets in the museum shop (across the walkway) and then enter the museum to tour the exhibition.
Written August 7, 2021
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Alexander_Kudrin
Samara, Russia8,387 contributions
For the big fans of Kafka’s work
Feb 2020
The museum is located in the building of an old brick factory. The most interesting thing here is a sculpture of two men peeing on a pool with the outline of a map of the Czech Republic and a large letter K in the courtyard of the museum. The museum itself is gloomy, dark, for big fans of Kafka's work and who did not regret 260 crowns for the entrance.
Written January 3, 2021
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Jen B
London, UK166 contributions
Interesting, but needs extra lighting
Sep 2020 • Couples
A lot of interesting life history, excerpts from his diaries and film about Prague in his lifetime, but it's SO DARK inside. Not sure if the darkness is meant to be symbolic, but it's too much.
Written September 17, 2020
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Stephen W
United Kingdom31 contributions
A must see for anyone who likes Kafka!
Sep 2020
I enjoyed visiting the museum, though at first I was directed to the wrong place instead and went to the World of Franz Kafka exhibition in the Old Town. Although I enjoyed it, it is best not to get the two confused! The museum is on the opposite side of the Vltava river and the nearest metro station is Malostranska. It's not too far to walk from there. On the way I discovered a charming park called Vojanovy Sady, which is set in the grounds of an old Carmelite convent. I would recommend going there to see the peacocks! There was a lot of biographical information about Kafka on display in the museum and about his difficult relationship with his father, also how he was split between the dullness of working as a civil servant in an office all day and his creative writing.
Written September 17, 2020
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Ali I
48 contributions
Interesting view of Kafka's life
Sep 2020 • Couples
On arrival we saw a man in the shop reading a book, after persuing our own interests for a while the shopkeeper asked him to buy the book or leave. After a short discussion he left. Our turn came to buy the tickets and he took a little of his anger out on us. The museum has no staff, it seems no one ever checked our tickets. Inside you will find an interesting perspective on the life of Kafka, his loves and his writings. Certainly gives a new appreciation for the man, though it may be better to be familiar with his books before visiting.
Written September 5, 2020
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msdAmerinParis
Paris, France129 contributions
A small, secondary museum for lovers of Kafka.
Aug 2020
As in all exhibits concerning literature: more reading than seeing.
However there is a wonderful little movie depicting Prague at Kafka's time.
A lot of information about his life, his relationship to his father, his abhorence of his job in that it kept him from writing, his relationships with women.
Written August 28, 2020
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Olav H
Odense, Fyn, Denmark36 contributions
A troubling museum about a troubled man
Aug 2020
Kafka is not exactly known for writing light-hearted fiction, and this superb little museum is built to match that mood. Visitors walk through lengthy, dark corridors with exhibits of letters, photos, and other documents (it is clearly stated that they are facsimiles, so, no, they are not originals, and no attempt is made to convince visitors otherwise) that serve to contextualizing Kafka. In a city that seems to encourage entrepreneurs to open up shady, overpriced, and disappointing museums in any spare room they may have available in their apartments, this experience came as a most welcome surprise. We were, however, initially suspicious about the place due to the fact that we were “greeted” by a rather unpleasant employee at the reception desk; we prefer to assume that her vacant and disagreeable manner was an act to make our visit more Kafkaesque.
Written August 8, 2020
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syospirit
Maynooth, Ireland41 contributions
Universally enjoyable
Aug 2019
Extremely interesting museum - I was the only one in the group who had read Kafka but we all found it highly enjoyable. The original letters were particularly special, but all in all, this is a must-see if you're in Prague. The admission cost was €8 each.
Written July 7, 2020
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