"The City of Kafka" Franz Kafka's Prague Tip by rexvaughan

Franz Kafka's Prague, Prague: 36 reviews and 52 photos

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Kafka is certainly one of Prague?s more famous sons, so it seemed appropriate that there is a museum dedicated to his life and work focused on Prague. As Kafka is a variation from the norm, so is the museum. For starters there is the unusual rotating statue urinating in a pool in front of the entrance. The inside is divided into two sections, ?Existential Space? and ?Imaginary Topography.? The museum has an impressive colledction of his drawings, photographs, manuscripts, letters, and diaries as well as first editions of all Kafka?s works. There are also 3-D installations and audiovisuals with soundtrack created for this exhibit. It is one of the more creative museums I have seen as it does seem to give you some of the ?existential? feel for Kafka and his city. There are lots of things related to Kafka in Prague, including his home and the building where his father?s clothing business was located. I recommend this museum to give you good intro to his life.

Open daily 10:00-18:00. Admission 240 Kc

Address: Hergetova Chhelna, Cihelna 2b, Prague 1
Directions: Just south of Metro Malostranska.
Phone: 0420 221 451 333
Website: http://www.franzkafka-soc.cz/

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  • Updated Nov 28, 2005
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