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
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Multimedia exhibit of Kafka memorabilia that includes photographs and original letters.
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2-3 hours
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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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Olav H
Odense, Fyn, Denmark36 contributions
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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Cymraes314
North Wales, United Kingdom21 contributions
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
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Elva ☆
Groningen, The Netherlands23 contributions
Jan 2022
Very nicely set up museum, which takes you through Kafka's life, views, and acquaintances. We would have like some more context about the relevance, as it was a lot of information to take in. The staff were very friendly, and the building beautiful. Would recommend to any literature lovers visiting Prague!
Written January 5, 2022
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Stephen W
United Kingdom34 contributions
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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syospirit
Maynooth, Ireland41 contributions
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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msdAmerinParis
Paris, France140 contributions
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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Yasmeen Amer
9 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
The museum is epic. If you’re into Kafka and know his books and mind you will be mind-blown. The place is sad and gloomy with so much personal information that is really amazing.
One of the best things about the place is that it has an amazing collection of hand-written pieces by Kafka such as letters and other early writings.
There’s like a guest book where you can write anything you want for Kafka and the shop is epic with good prices.
Written February 28, 2020
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ken S
77 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
It is small museum, but if you like Kafka, it is nice place to visit. Ticket is sold at museum shop. The lady at the museum is very nice.
Museum is very dark. No photo allowed, but people were talking photo with their smart phone. You can very much see everything within one hour.
It is very close to Charles bridge.
Be the way at the entrance of museum, there are very small window, it has a very nice view of the bridge!!!
Written January 12, 2020
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PatrickOHagan
Belfast, UK7 contributions
Jun 2022
The exhibition is dated and gloomy, even by Kafka standards. There is little that you couldn't pick up from Wiki. It is also expensive. When I visited on a very warm June afternoon the only public toilet in the place was in a shocking state. You'd think for the hefty admission, they could at least keep this decent. There is so much to see in Prague, I'd give this place a miss.
Written June 26, 2022
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
Located very near the Charles bridge, this little musem is esential for anyone who wants to know more about this genius writer.
But maybe even more for those who don't know who he was.

Understanding him, his life and his opus is very important if you want to understand that part of Europe, especially mentality of Prague, and Bohemia in general.

Highly recommended.
Written September 19, 2015
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