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Franz Kafka's Birthplace (Expozice Franze Kafky)

Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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Address: Ul. Radnice 5 | Namesti Franze Kafky, 3, Prague, Czech Republic

The writer's family home now houses the Franz Kafka Exposition, a modest...

The writer's family home now houses the Franz Kafka Exposition, a modest museum that includes photos, artifacts of Jewish life in Prague and a timeline of Kafka's life.

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Monument and house

A centrally located monument at the corner of the square, probably passed by many on the way to the Jewish Quarter. Our tour looked at the house from the outside, so we did not... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Ayr, United Kingdom
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

A centrally located monument at the corner of the square, probably passed by many on the way to the Jewish Quarter. Our tour looked at the house from the outside, so we did not go inside.

Thank michieg121
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

This monument of the famous writer, Kafka, is very centrally located, yet it is easily missed by many, who either cannot find it or don't care to look at it. It's certainly worth a couple of minutes of your time while in the square.

Thank TheShis
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

This momument was on my must see in Prague list because I like Franz Kafka works. Beside, it is a perceft example of modern monument and it is so kafkaesque. Love it.

Thank Kristina A
San Jose, California
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Stop by, take a look at the statue, take a picture, look around sheepishly, take another picture, walk away. That is about right for 90% of tourists who come by and you may find it true for you, too. Statue is based on the content of one of Kafka's short stories but most of the tourists here never read a... More 

Thank Rob C
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Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Very interesting spot in front of Kafka's birthplace. Stop by to take a look and make a couple of pictures.

Thank Boris B
Alfreton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

The statue here of Franz kafka is very unusual, but interesting. It is situated right in the Jewish Quarter right next to the Holy Spirit Church.

Thank Susan P
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

We stopped by there as we saw a tour guide talking to some people about this very unique statue. The story behind the statue was as interesting as it looked. Nice place to take a few pics as well.

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

Kafka to me is a man who spent his life trying to interpret the struggles of class, particularly working class being subservient to society and the upper classes. So ironic in the fact, that all around you can go and spend your money on all kinds of Kafkaesque things around this part of the city, I am sure I could... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

This is a statue to commemorate Kafka. It is very unusual but I was told that it represents two stories written by Kafka. many people stop to have their photo taken here so it can get busy.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 5 April 2015

The birthplace, the statue and the Jewish Quarter in general are all fascinating. We really enjoyed the Kafka Snob Food as a great place to have a treat and wonderful coffee.

Thank Cocroft

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