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Dedicated to the life and work of one of the city's most celebrated authors, Franz Kafka Muzeum contains a large collection of Kafka's private letters and photographs. Although Kafka wrote in German, the city of Prague remained the heart of his personal and professional world. The museum explores the relationship between the city and the writer, providing a glimpse into Kafka's universe of literary characters tortured by personal alienation, physical brutality, and cold-hearted bureaucracy. Take a look at the displays featuring first editions of Kafka's major works, as well as his personal diaries, drawings, and manuscripts. Pick up Kafka's complete works at the on-site shop. Put Franz Kafka Muzeum into our Prague day trip planning tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Prague.
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Franz Kafka Muzeum reviews
Very uninspired...tiny space with a few exhibits. You'd be better off reading the wikipedia entry on Kafka's life.
Very uninspired...tiny space with a few exhibits. You'd be better off reading the wikipedia entry on Kafka's life. more »
Walked all the way there and fountain empty and not working, disappointed. Little shop selling gingerbread bits smelt lovely but nothing else here.
Walked all the way there and fountain empty and not working, disappointed. Little shop selling gingerbread bits smelt lovely but nothing else here. more »
If you're a fan of Kafka this is a must go destination ,it's got a good exhibition of the great mans works in a very cool looking building but if you're not a fan it's worth checking out to view the..... more
If you're a fan of Kafka this is a must go destination ,it's got a good exhibition of the great mans works in a very cool looking building but if you're not a fan it's worth checking out to view the..... more »
Note: for bookworms and those who read more than "The trial" or "Metamorphosis" if you want to truly understand everything and achieve full experience. If not, you won't be satisfied with "papers, books and lots of notes written on the walls" Anyway, For CZK 260 you get a beautiful, artistically styled museum with lots of visual and sound effects. They even created a gloomy atmosphere to represent Kafka as close as possible. A perfect opportunity to dive into Kafka's mind. There are several of his personal belongings, lots of documents and his handwriting. Even some sketches when he was in his artistic era! And of course, lots of mind-intriguing quotes from his books.
Worthwhile to visit if you are a Kafka enthusiast but perhaps boring and expensive for someone who doesn't know much about Kafka. The museum includes Kafka's hand writings, earlier editions of his books, and a lot of photos and information about his life. This information also helps you locate other interesting destinations in your Prague trip, e.g. different houses where Kafka lived in, or his favourite bars, etc. It takes about one hour or more to visit the museum.
Was disappointed in this museum. I always try to accentuate the positive and maybe my expectations were to high. This was a very dark exhibit literally and some sections I couldn't read the information as it was white and were backlit about 25%of displays you can't read I will try to help you with some information to make it easier for you. 1. When you get to entry area you will a see Statue with 2 men peeing. (See pics)Look to left you will see museum shop. That is where you buy tickets for museum. Our cashier was not very friendly or helpful. 2. Upon exit of shop go directly across the courtyard to museum entrance. 3.The entrance has storage lockers for you and they will take your tickets. 4. Follow arrows to displays. There here is a section where arrows backtrack in first section. There is an area showing movie. To the left of this area is a WC in corner. Behind the movie you will see glas tables with arrow to follow. 5. Main focus of museum is his life and family in Prague.
The museum was okay, they provide good overview on Kafka’s life and the influence of Prague in his writing. However, some manuscripts are roughly translated in English and it could be quite a struggle to understand them. The original German manuscripts were beautiful and I wish this would be at least decently depicted as well in the English one, even though there would surely be unavoidable miss-in-translation pieces. In addition, the museum was rather short, mostly discussed about Kafka’s personal life, and did not really delve into what his work pieces were about.
Well structured museum, especially if you are already a fan of Kafka. Worth a visit if you are interested in an insight in his complex life and relationships with people close to him. I have to add that the ground flour is not heated, which suggests that it's quite cold. Therefore don't leave every piece of clothing in the lockers at the entrance!
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