Statue of Franz Kafka

Statue of Franz Kafka, Prague: Hours, Address, Statue of Franz Kafka Reviews: 4.5/5

Statue of Franz Kafka
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
The eleven-metre-high statue is a 21st-century technical marvel of Prague. Forty-two moving panels form the face of the great Czech writer Franz Kafka. The statue by David Cerny stands at the Quadrio shopping centre and combines art with modern technologies and the traditional "golden hands" of Czech craftsmen. Watch the Metamorphosis, wait for the right alignment of the panels and discover Kafka!
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred meters long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theaters. National Theater near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
How to get there
  • national Ave • 1 min walk
  • bridge • 4 min walk
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Gabrielle
Espoo, Finland15 contributions
Worth seeing
Nov 2021 • Couples
Worth seeing. Very entertaining. It starts turning on the hour and lasts 15 minutes so there is lots of time to catch it in motion
Written November 17, 2021
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ronald p
County Londonderry, UK410 contributions
Great
Nov 2021
An amazing Statue it is huge you could not possibly miss it it dominates the whole square.
It is a tribute to the artist who created this wonder.
Written November 16, 2021
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NikM74
Leeds, UK128 contributions
Underwhelming
Nov 2021
Specifically went looking for this statue and was disappointed when we found it. The first time we arrived just as it had finished turning, so we came back the following day. Arrived a little early and stood waiting - disappointed they have not put seats in this area. I thought Starbucks opposite it might've had some outdoor seats to have a coffee and watch it. When it came time the pieces rotate so Kafka faces a different way, then they rotate again to another spot, etc. - over the course of 15 minutes. It is a beautiful piece of work but I don't understand why the rotation part is actually needed at all as it was underwhelming. Nice statue to see in passing but wouldn't bother purposely seeking it out.
Written November 13, 2021
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Tommen the Viking
London, UK86 contributions
Really cool statue
Oct 2021
Really cool statue worth seeing! Especially if you are lucky to see it moving. Also, there's a shopping mall nearby so you can visit that after.
Written October 24, 2021
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Travelhappylady
Reisterstown, MD101 contributions
Great piece!
Sep 2021
I walked past this statue several times just to watch it morph and change. It is beyond cool. It draws you in and it's hard to walk away from it. Must see!
Written September 29, 2021
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Cezar P
Romania122 contributions
Kafka statue in Old Town Prague
Sep 2021 • Couples
An unique pice which you have to check while exploring the old town of Prague. It spins every hour so do your research to be there on time.
Written September 21, 2021
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Ada Moroianu
Ploiesti, Romania346 contributions
No metamorphosis...
Jul 2021 • Friends
Not working. At all. Waiting from 10 pm to 10. 15, as specified on the pedestal. Nothing happened. It's absurd! A serious disappointment.
Written July 25, 2021
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Andrea
Milan, Italy239 contributions
Modern art
Jul 2020
I am not a big fan of modern art but this sculpture is something! It looks so unusual and maybe that's why I am so drawn to look at it every time I am in Prague.
Written June 17, 2021
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UriusT
Vilnius, Lithuania710 contributions
coolest statue in Prague
Jul 2020
This rotating, ever changing statue is super duper cool. It's so visually pleasing and always moving so you never see the same thing for too long. It's a must see attraction in the city center.
Written January 20, 2021
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clare323
Surrey, UK45 contributions
Ok
Mar 2020
We came across this randomly, I personally wouldn't go looking for it but it was nice to watch for a few minutes I guess.
Written October 22, 2020
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