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Statue of Franz Kafka

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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...more
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Spalena 2121/22 | Quadrio Shopping Center, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Nove Mesto (New Town)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So glad we took the time to wander here. Really a great experience to watch it move and change every few minutes.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ddaily2017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Head of Franz Kafka is a very interesting piece of art. The big head rotates in a smooth way, one layer at a time. It’s located at the back of a shopping mall on Spalena. This is a must in Prague.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank thekrunys
Reviewed 6 days ago

This statue representing this German-Jewish writer that was born in Prague in 1883, is interestingly made and quite big. I took a picture but wish I had more explanations and details about it.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Lakecomo16
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful shinny statue of head figure, located just outside the Quadrio Shopping Centre. Nice to watch the so many rings that constitute the head spinning around before they rearrange to form the head.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Hesham6
Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole head is split into sections that revolve in one of many sequences. It is incredible to see and i could have watched it for ages. Weird and strange but so cool.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Richard M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small plaza hosts a movable statue of Frank Kafka, although your stay maybe only 5-10 minutes, if you are in the area, check it out.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the statue today and it is not working. There were signs taped to the bottom saying that it was "out of order" and that they apologized for any inconvenience. I have no idea how long it has not been functioning. That is a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Trail627238
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Franz Kafta Statue was worth the walk. The section move all the time and the light plays with the changing form.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took some time to get away from the tourist masses at Charles Bridge and Old Town to see Franz Kafka's Head and two other David Cerny sculptures that are within a 5 minute walk. Personally, I enjoyed seeing these 3 sculptures more than the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank TravelingFinches07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's simple but quite complex. Watched it move around and stop for a good quarter of an hour and took many photographs.Visit in the daytime and at night. Located at the rear of the Quadrio Shopping Centre.

Date of experience: April 2019
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nastena3333333
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Response from castroeid | Reviewed this property |
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Response from nitinmalik2006 | Reviewed this property |
This is continuously moving by its own. Handle by property owner. You can not touch it or operate it or stop it. It take more than 1 minute to complete its one rotation but less than 2 minute. You can see it clearly as no... More
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