New Jewish Cemetery

New Jewish Cemetery information

Prague , Czech Republic
Address
Street Izraelská 1
Extras Žižkov
Telephone
+420 226 235 248
Getting there
metro Želivského
More information
www.kehilaprag.cz
Opening hours
9am-5pm Sun-Thu & to 2pm Fri Apr-Oct, 9am-4pm Sun-Thu & to 2pm Fri Nov-Mar, closed on Jewish holidays
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Franz Kafka is buried in this cemetery, which opened around 1890 when the older Jewish cemetery – now at the foot of the TV Tower – was closed. To find Kafka’s grave , follow the main avenue east (signposted), turn right at row 21, then left at the wall; it’s at the end of the ‘block’. Fans make a pilgrimage on 3 June, the anniversary of his death.

The entrance is beside Želivského metro station; men should cover their heads (yarmulkes are available at the gate). Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.