Franz Kafka Muzeum
Franz Kafka Muzeum
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Multimedia exhibit of Kafka memorabilia that includes photographs and original letters.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Malá Strana (Little Quarter)
Malá Strana is one of the oldest and the most beautiful neighbourhoods in the city. Nestled underneath Prague Castle it was once a part of the Kings route taken by future kings on their way to coronation - originating in the Old Town, crossing Charles Bridge and leading to Saint Vitus Cathedral. Cobblestone streets are lined with picturesque medieval houses, remarkable palaces, churches, kitsch shops and restaurants. Do not hesitate to turn a corner into any narrow street. You will suddenly find yourself in a calm and charming neighbourhood full of hidden gardens, parks with peacocks, fruit trees and ponds. As the neighbourhood is a home to Czech Parliament and many ministries, you can also run into well-dressed officials. If you are thirsty or hungry, it is the right place to be. Restaurants offer delicious traditional food and of course, the best Czech beers.
How to get there
  • Lesser • 4 min walk
  • Old Town • 6 min walk
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  • Belinda M
    4 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not inclusive/disability friendly.
    The content of this museum was exceptional. However, the presentation of the content was very disappointing in an age of inclusivity. The whole space (up a flight of stairs, not sure of wheelchair access) was a very low lit environment with dark walls. The spot lighting on some of the writing made it impossible to read even with 20/20 vision. It was only translated into 2 languages (I was lucky being English, but some visitors from Asia were having a very difficult time translating the text) and there was no other option than reading to really engage with the content. Kafkaesque indeed.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Cristinel
    Romania1,042 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting
    Must go for fans of Kafka. Everything inside is very kafkian, the light, the atmosphere, the exposed thinks. You can learn a lot about life and opera of Kafka. Not very crowded, you can enjoy peacefully by all exposed documents.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 August 2023
  • MaryLS
    San Diego, California330 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dark and confusing to reflect Kafka
    Of course the statues of 2 men peeing nearby attracts the attention of all who pass by. Tickets are purchased at one location (where the gift shop is) and you walk across the square and go up a set of stairs for the actual museum which is quite dark and rather confusing. Isn't that how one would describe' Kafka's work? Only for Kafka fans.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 October 2023
  • David D
    1,212 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A museum dedicated to one of Prague’s greatest writers
    Kafka is a world-renowned writer and spent much of his life, including his formative years, in Prague. The museum gives context to the life and times and struggles of the author, speaking of the people he knew, the women he loved, and the books he wrote. It is a small museum, but informative and well worth it for anyone who enjoys the works of Kafka, or is just interested in literature in Prague.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 January 2024
  • mconnor042
    London, United Kingdom290 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Suitably dark and difficult to navigate, but worth the visit.
    Suitably dark and difficult to navigate, but worth the visit. Also, it gets you all the way across the Charles Bridge. The other side is so much quieter, too! I think museum does a great job of creating the stifling atmosphere of Kafka's life which so much drove his works. Also, being quiet, you didn't get all the crowds which surrounded his house on the main side of river. This is becoming a circus, as quite a lot of the main sites of Prague are becoming, sadly.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 January 2024
  • Nat
    Mexico City, Mexico853 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting, though it could have a few improvements
    I love Kafka and had high hopes for this museum; here are a few of my observations: • The museum design has potential and feels very artistic and kafkaesque, but I think it could have a bit more structure in terms of the narrative/order of the exhibition. I would start by adding a purely biographical introduction before talking about his father and his jewish roots (which I would move —along with other things— to a second room dedicated to his inspirations), then I’d mention the topics or characteristics of his work, then its relevance, finally its legacy… it kind of needs to follow a more “logical” order. • The ticket shop and the souvenir store should be incorporated within the same building. It feels very impractical, unnecessary and detached to have then separated from the exhibition. • The museum is clean, has kind staff and has a dark/gloomy vibe that I liked. • Maybe —instead of choosing random facts or parts of his stories— I would have dedicated a few rooms to explore them all equally; I know it’s not a very big place, but I think there could be a list of his works with a brief description, a quote and an illustration (or some other graphic element) for each of them. Would have been more attractive, rich and cohesive. • Loved the art installation/video near the end of the museum, but —again— I would have done something less specific (by that, I mean: not just about one story) and do something more general that feels like a sensory conclusion to the WHOLE world of Kafka. Anyway. It’s still a good museum, though I think it could still improve a bit. Loved visiting!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 June 2024
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Nat
Mexico City, Mexico853 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
I love Kafka and had high hopes for this museum; here are a few of my observations:

• The museum design has potential and feels very artistic and kafkaesque, but I think it could have a bit more structure in terms of the narrative/order of the exhibition. I would start by adding a purely biographical introduction before talking about his father and his jewish roots (which I would move —along with other things— to a second room dedicated to his inspirations), then I’d mention the topics or characteristics of his work, then its relevance, finally its legacy… it kind of needs to follow a more “logical” order.

• The ticket shop and the souvenir store should be incorporated within the same building. It feels very impractical, unnecessary and detached to have then separated from the exhibition.

• The museum is clean, has kind staff and has a dark/gloomy vibe that I liked.

• Maybe —instead of choosing random facts or parts of his stories— I would have dedicated a few rooms to explore them all equally; I know it’s not a very big place, but I think there could be a list of his works with a brief description, a quote and an illustration (or some other graphic element) for each of them. Would have been more attractive, rich and cohesive.

• Loved the art installation/video near the end of the museum, but —again— I would have done something less specific (by that, I mean: not just about one story) and do something more general that feels like a sensory conclusion to the WHOLE world of Kafka.

Anyway. It’s still a good museum, though I think it could still improve a bit. Loved visiting!
Written 8 June 2024
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Joshua L
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
Absolutely brilliant. Really well curated. For me, everything that I read and saw just made me excited to learn more! As opposed to overload me with information, like some museums are wont to do.
Written 7 June 2024
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J_A_6870
Edmonton, Canada38 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I felt for the price point of the ticket and what the museum put together that it was not worth it. The museum was extremely hot inside, very dark to the point you could not read the exhibits and not sure if I got to learn a lot about Kafka. I would say, save your money on this one.
Written 10 April 2024
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mconnor042
London, UK290 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Suitably dark and difficult to navigate, but worth the visit. Also, it gets you all the way across the Charles Bridge. The other side is so much quieter, too! I think museum does a great job of creating the stifling atmosphere of Kafka's life which so much drove his works. Also, being quiet, you didn't get all the crowds which surrounded his house on the main side of river. This is becoming a circus, as quite a lot of the main sites of Prague are becoming, sadly.
Written 21 January 2024
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David D
1,212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Kafka is a world-renowned writer and spent much of his life, including his formative years, in Prague. The museum gives context to the life and times and struggles of the author, speaking of the people he knew, the women he loved, and the books he wrote. It is a small museum, but informative and well worth it for anyone who enjoys the works of Kafka, or is just interested in literature in Prague.
Written 2 January 2024
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Crystal P
Mill Valley, CA22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Not worth the time if you are not a fan or interested in Kafka.
The statute of two men peeing is a quick joke.
BEWARE of the little Gingerbread store adjacent to it. (service window in museum courtyard and on street side).
They had inedible stale gingerbread - you find out too late - after you paid and unwrapped.
3 separate people in our group were short changed significantly as we had large bills from
The ATM- we realized later it - we were trying to do a quick
purchase and stay with our tour group.
Written 31 December 2023
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MaryLS
San Diego, CA330 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Of course the statues of 2 men peeing nearby attracts the attention of all who pass by. Tickets are purchased at one location (where the gift shop is) and you walk across the square and go up a set of stairs for the actual museum which is quite dark and rather confusing. Isn't that how one would describe' Kafka's work? Only for Kafka fans.
Written 5 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

RBucks
London, UK115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Having read some of Franz Kafkas books, this museum was worth the visit. I had visited the museum when it was previously in the Old Town Square. Lots of information to read and absorb.
Written 2 September 2023
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Cristinel
Romania1,042 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Must go for fans of Kafka. Everything inside is very kafkian, the light, the atmosphere, the exposed thinks. You can learn a lot about life and opera of Kafka. Not very crowded, you can enjoy peacefully by all exposed documents.
Written 18 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Belinda M
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The content of this museum was exceptional. However, the presentation of the content was very disappointing in an age of inclusivity. The whole space (up a flight of stairs, not sure of wheelchair access) was a very low lit environment with dark walls. The spot lighting on some of the writing made it impossible to read even with 20/20 vision. It was only translated into 2 languages (I was lucky being English, but some visitors from Asia were having a very difficult time translating the text) and there was no other option than reading to really engage with the content.
Kafkaesque indeed.
Written 13 August 2023
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