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Kafka Museum, Prague

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Dedicated to the life and work of one of the city's most celebrated authors, Kafka Museum 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 Kafka Museum into our Prague day trip planning tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Prague.
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  • The Kafka Museum is a place never too crowded which collects small but targeted items on the author's life. Exciting are the handwritten pages of "letter to my father," and some of the original drawings by Kafka. Nice but could be improved without any doubt.
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  • Did not know a lot about Kafka but the museum gave a good insight in his life and work. Made me curious about some of his books. At first the museum looks quite small but it's bigger than you'd think....  more »
  • Museum not crowded and full of information on the life of Kafka and beyond. Often, however, the captions are only in Czech ...
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  • If you like kafka then this place is for you. If you're thinking of suicide this will encourage you to go through with it. If you have something better to not waste your life on, do it.
  • Absolutely fantastic museum, short yet informative and not to mention very creative! The first bit was a little bit boring, just some text and pictures but it got very artistic and even a bit spooky. Super cool place, even if you just want to take some dope pictures for your socials
  • It is easy for a museum but a memorial museum like this is done so well that after you visited you felt the melancholy inside the writer and experience his contradicting inner life without really reading his books
  • It's a interesting museum but if you don't speak German, you will not understand everything. The atmosphere is mysterious, dark, heavy. Atmosphere wanted by the museum to stick on the character of Kafka, good idea but a little bit depressing. A little bit expensive too.
  • It's a good place to know Kafka, but I hate the decoration and the lights in the museum. It was very dark, and the lights really hurt my eyes. All the walls are black, writings are white, and the lights can hardly help you to read.

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