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New Jewish Cemetery

(Czech: Nový židovský hřbitov na Olšanech)

#49 of 162 things to do in Prague

New Jewish Cemetery in Žižkov, with countless artistically valuable tombstones, was established in 1890 to relieve the space problem at the Old Jewish Cemetery (it is about 10 times bigger).

New Jewish Cemetery provides space for approximately 100,000 graves and there is also a specially designated area for urns, though the Jewish tradition does not allow cremation.

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  • The grave of Franz Kafka and his parents (tombstone number 21 - 14 - 21)
  • The commemorative plate of Max Brod - Kafka’s friend and significant promoter of his work
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  • The ceremonial hall was designed by architect Bedřich Münzberger
  • The ceremonial hall was designed by architect Bedřich Münzberger
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The cemetery is still in use today and operated by the Jewish Community in Prague. One of the most frequently visited place is the grave of Franz Kafka and his parents. 

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Žižkov, Olšany - New Jewish Cemetery, Prague

Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours

Getting there
Želivského (Prague Metro LINE A) 192 m
Flora (Prague Metro LINE A) 746 m
Public Toilets nearby: 194 m
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