New Jewish Cemetery
(Czech: Nový židovský hřbitov na Olšanech)
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The New Jewish Cemetery in Žižkov, with numerous artistically valuable tombstones, was established in 1890 to address the issue of limited space at the Old Jewish Cemetery, which is approximately ten times smaller.
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.
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.
Žižkov, Olšany - New Jewish Cemetery, Prague
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours