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The museum of the most mysterious and gloomy writer of the 20th century grew out of a simple exhibition, which did not even appear in the Czech Republic. It was open in Barcelona. Finally, in 2005, the exhibition arrived in Prague. And stayed here. It is not known how much ...
Visitors are already shocked by the fountain at the entrance: two naked men cope with a small need, turning to face each other. The fountain bowl is made in the form of a puddle, its shape resembles the borders of the Czech Republic ... The sculptor in such a strange but honest way depicted the eternal confrontation of Prague and Brno, which is strange for such a small country. Leave the Czech disputes with Bohemia. This is just a prelude to the museum ...
The museum exposition is divided into two equivalent parts: real and unreal.
Kafka and Prague ... There was a special relationship between them. Here, there is mutual love, and hatred, and attraction, and fears. Visitors, quiet and concentrated, quietly walk along the shelves with exhibits: manuscripts, photographs, personal items, letters ... Sounds are constantly heard in the halls. These are sighs and groans, the rustle of paper sheets, someone’s illegible whisper ... The exhibits provide information about a person’s life, with the surname Kafka, his biography, fate, relationships. The first part of the museum seems to prepare the viewer for the second part.
Franz Kafka's World
Here the visitor enters the world of the writer's works: creepy, gloomy, full of unkind omens, but so attractive! The exhibits introduce the life of the city invented by the author, with the heroes of his works. The mystical atmosphere of this part of the museum is unusually strong. Of course, if the visitor is familiar with the work of the writer, but others will not come here.
Among the main treasures of the museum: the first editions of his works, the diaries of the writer, photographs that have never been exhibited before. There are several successful installations. Each visitor receives a guide to the museum in many languages, including Russian. In the museum’s store you can buy any work of the writer, as well as a variety of souvenirs.
The museum is located on the very bank of the Vltava River, a little north of the famous Charles Bridge, on the side of the city. The location of the institution is indicated in all guidebooks and tourist maps.
Entrance ticket will cost in 200 CZK. Opening hours - from 10 to 6 hours. There are no days off.