It rained almost all day today, just in time to visit the Jewish Museum in Prague. Among the several halls, Pincus Jewish synagogue was most impressed. The names of the Jewish victims and the time of their birth and death in World War II were closely written on the walls. There are Jewish children's paintings, the vast majority of them were killed. When I came out and passed the cemetery, it was raining heavily and my mood was wet. Tomorrow's trip will be over. I'm sorry.
For a step back from the beer and nightlife, try a pensive morning spent in Prague's Jewish Quarter. I had a few reservations about the entry fee (the equivalent of $21 for the cemetery and all synagogues except the Old-New), but ended up spending a solid 5 hours walking around, reading the informational plaques and pondering almost every single display in the museums. And I'm not a big history buff or museum advocate! But I learned a LOT about Jewish life, and ended up understanding a book I read after my trip a lot better because it alluded to a lot about Jewish traditions/rituals I otherwise would not have understood. If you're Jewish, I think you'll appreciate this cultural and historical tour even more - I'm not Jewish and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Rather than one building, the Jewish Museum is a collection of sites around the Jewish Quarter in Prague. You can buy tickets individually for each or buy a combi-ticket that admits you to all of them. The great thing about the combi-ticket is that you don't need to see them all in one day so you can take it at a gentle pace. The Jewish Cemetery is by far the most popular of the sites so aim to visit at a quieter time. The Spanish Synagogue is architecturally impressive and the Maisel Synagogue has a great museum inside. There aren't many food or drink options in the immediate area so wander back towards the Old Town Square if you get hungry.
This well-run and informative museum is the key to exploring not only Prague's Jewish history, but the legacy of Jews in Bohemia and Moravia as well. First established in 1906, the local population banded together during World War II to preserve important artifacts and records for future generations. It was nationalized under communism with its activities being severely restricted under the regime. It wasn't until 1994 when the community received its property back. Through the Jewish Museum, you'll gain access to the quarter's six synagogues, Old Jewish Cemetery and the art gallery.
a very historic place, you'll learn about Jewish custom as much as about Nazi atrocities during the occupation 38-45. Lots of items have been piled up before destruction of Jewish values in other Czech places. And you are getting very, very humble at the sight of the names of people who were murdered by a fascist terror system during WW II
The jewish museum consists of jewish district six different venues. The museum there were on display, including more than 40000 exhibits, 100000 copies of books and materials, is one of the most extensive jewish museum collections in the world. Here you can enjoy the very detailed Bohemia region of jewish culture, quite entertaining. Historical background jewish museum is located in the ghetto, was built in 1906, Prague imitate Paris city renovation at the time, most of the buildings to the ghetto demolished, only after the old old jewish cemetery, rites hall, mesa synagogue, pincus hall, Spanish synagogue and klausen synagogue and six. Forced the closure of the Nazi occupation, after open again until 1942.
Holding Prague Card is free of charge and there are many tourists. There is a Jewish cemetery nearby.