Franz Kafka Muzeum
Franz Kafka Muzeum
4
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.
Duration: 2-3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Top ways to experience Franz Kafka Muzeum
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
Reach out directly
See what travelers are saying
  • Belinda M
    4 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not inclusive/disability friendly.
    The content of this museum was exceptional. However, the presentation of the content was very disappointing in an age of inclusivity. The whole space (up a flight of stairs, not sure of wheelchair access) was a very low lit environment with dark walls. The spot lighting on some of the writing made it impossible to read even with 20/20 vision. It was only translated into 2 languages (I was lucky being English, but some visitors from Asia were having a very difficult time translating the text) and there was no other option than reading to really engage with the content. Kafkaesque indeed.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Cristinel
    Romania1,024 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting
    Must go for fans of Kafka. Everything inside is very kafkian, the light, the atmosphere, the exposed thinks. You can learn a lot about life and opera of Kafka. Not very crowded, you can enjoy peacefully by all exposed documents.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 18, 2023
  • MaryLS
    San Diego, California330 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dark and confusing to reflect Kafka
    Of course the statues of 2 men peeing nearby attracts the attention of all who pass by. Tickets are purchased at one location (where the gift shop is) and you walk across the square and go up a set of stairs for the actual museum which is quite dark and rather confusing. Isn't that how one would describe' Kafka's work? Only for Kafka fans.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 5, 2023
  • David D
    1,212 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A museum dedicated to one of Prague’s greatest writers
    Kafka is a world-renowned writer and spent much of his life, including his formative years, in Prague. The museum gives context to the life and times and struggles of the author, speaking of the people he knew, the women he loved, and the books he wrote. It is a small museum, but informative and well worth it for anyone who enjoys the works of Kafka, or is just interested in literature in Prague.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 2, 2024
  • mconnor042
    London, United Kingdom286 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Suitably dark and difficult to navigate, but worth the visit.
    Suitably dark and difficult to navigate, but worth the visit. Also, it gets you all the way across the Charles Bridge. The other side is so much quieter, too! I think museum does a great job of creating the stifling atmosphere of Kafka's life which so much drove his works. Also, being quiet, you didn't get all the crowds which surrounded his house on the main side of river. This is becoming a circus, as quite a lot of the main sites of Prague are becoming, sadly.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 21, 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles1,379 reviews
Excellent
526
Very good
467
Average
249
Poor
82
Terrible
55

Cymraes314
North Wales, United Kingdom21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
How lovely to walk along some of the streets in Prague, described (but not always named) in Kafka's writings. I felt that I already knew some of the streets in Prague from his descriptions.

The museum places a good emphasis on his writings, with photographs, historical and geographical contexts presented to help one get under the skin of Kafka's literature. It was helpful to see how he was shaped by his family and childhood, and this was well presented in the museum.

I spent an enjoyable morning in the museum and left feeling that I'd spent my time well, so around 3 hours would suffice for most visitors.

Quite a good museum shop, although sadly not all his publications were available as English translations.

If you haven't read any of Kafka's works, this museum will provide insight into his works and should spur you on to try some of his short stories or novels. If you've already read some of his work, this museum adds a further dimension to his work and to the man himself.

Enjoy!
Written January 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Olav H
Odense, Fyn, Denmark37 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ali I
47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Stephen W
United Kingdom33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia5,347 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The exhibits in this museum were hard to read as most of the exhibits are copies of the originals. I also thought it was to pricy for what it actually was. Definitely not worth the entrance fee.
As I didn't really know who he was or had read any of his books, I didn't really understand much of it.
The museum was very warm. As it was still cool outside in February, it felt really hot and uncomfortable inside. Not sure if this was just an acclimatizing issue as we had just come in from an Australian summer and were still getting used to the cold outside / warm inside routine.
The thing that spoiled it the most was the unruly group of teenager students who came in just after we entered. They were rude and noisy and didn't care about anyone else and just stood in the way of things to be annoying. You couldn't take photos without them being spoiled. The teacher didn't seem to care either. I had to actually leave the museum before I lost my temper.
If I go back, I might try the museum again and ensure that there isn't a school group in there with us.
Written March 29, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

syospirit
Maynooth, Ireland39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MaryLS
San Diego, CA330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
Of course the statues of 2 men peeing nearby attracts the attention of all who pass by. Tickets are purchased at one location (where the gift shop is) and you walk across the square and go up a set of stairs for the actual museum which is quite dark and rather confusing. Isn't that how one would describe' Kafka's work? Only for Kafka fans.
Written October 5, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Brian L
Chicago, IL535 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Writers will like it here. If you're a "typical tourist" checking off boxes in your guidebook, knowing very little about the writer, then you probably won't like it here.

I can see why a lot of the reviews waiver, including my own. Of course Prague has to have a museum dedicated to Franz Kafka, who is from the city. The museum is somewhat unsettling in terms of its layout, and presentation, which suits the writer very well. Even having said that, I feel as though there could be slightly more attention to the layout in terms of ease of navigation. It was not very crowded when I was there, but it still felt as though people were struggling to get around each other at times.

Though I understand why, it was slightly disappointing that an overwhelming amount of the items on display were facsimiles. I love looking at writers' handwriting and seeing how ink falls onto old pages. But the reproductions were average scans and basic printouts. Even a slight bump in quality could go a long way.

Still, overall, there was no way that I was going to pass this up during my time in Prague. It's worthwhile if you've ever read and enjoyed Kafka.
Written November 2, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

J_A_6870
Edmonton, Canada38 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I felt for the price point of the ticket and what the museum put together that it was not worth it. The museum was extremely hot inside, very dark to the point you could not read the exhibits and not sure if I got to learn a lot about Kafka. I would say, save your money on this one.
Written April 10, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kevin R
England, UK73 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
I visited on December 4th 2021 at around lunch time and found the lady on the desk to be very rude. I find that in Prague generally, people are either very rude or very very nice. Prague needs to pull its finger out if it is to compete with other European destinations. If you do not know how to deal with the public find another job. As with other reviewers, I found the peeing men statue and the big K more interesting than the museum itself. Talking of which, I found The Franz Kafka Museum lack lustre, not very interesting and full of dusty old books. Perhaps I am just not high brow enough
Written December 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 708
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Franz Kafka Muzeum - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All Prague HotelsPrague Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Prague
All things to do in Prague
Day Trips in Prague
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars