JEWISH HERITAGE: MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR KOSHER STAY IN PRAGUE
The 16th century is considered to be the most important era in the history of the Prague Jewish Town. By the time, Prague was an European commercial center and the rich ghetto became perhaps the most important Jewish town in Europe and certainly one of the biggest centers of Ashkenazi Jews (one of the Jewish ethnic divisions). In spite of the many setbacks and obstacles in their effort to prosper, the Jewish community of Prague has not only survived, but also thrived.
Nowadays, Josefov, the Jewish Quarter in Prague, located between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River, contains the remains of Prague’s former Jewish ghetto and, hence, a big piece of the history of the city. Today, visitors can still experience much of the Jewish grandeur and magnificence in Josefov.
What to see?
If you want to deeply connect with Jewish history, the Jewish Museum in Prague offers a collection of the most significant monuments, including four synagogues full with plenty of Jewish treasures, an impressive Jewish Ceremonial Hall and Europe’s oldest Jewish cemetery.
All of the four synagogues, have peculiarities that make them special: Maisel Synagogue , built in baroque style, houses a wide sample of Bohemian and Moravian Jews, as well as the Pinkas Synagogue , which was turned into a Memorial to the Jews of Bohemia and Moravia murdered by the Nazis; the astonishing Spanish Synagogue is fairly known as the most beautiful synagogue in Europe and, finally, the Klausen Synagogue is the biggest one in the Prague Jewish Town.
Not far from Klausen Synagogue, is the Old Jewish Cemetery, one of the most important historical monuments in the Jewish Quarter in Prague and the place where many notable Jewish personalities were buried, including Rabbi Judah Loew. A short walk north is the last building comprised in the Jewish Museum in Prague: the Ceremonial Hall. This hall was the meeting place of the Prague Burial Society and today shows displays of the ritual washing of the dead, the Jewish burial ceremony and prayers for the dead.
Where to eat?
Kosher food is foodstuff that has been suitably prepared according to Jewish law. There are a few restaurants offering kosher food for dinner or lunch in Prague and you will find most of them in Josefov. Restaurant King David Hotel offers the possibility to enjoy some really nice and classy Kosher food in your trip to Prague with full offer for all your meals. The Restaurant KING DAVID offers glatt kosher buffet breakfast, kosher lunches and dinners, as well as the option to celebrate with them all festivities like Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, or Chanuka.
Where to stay?
If you are looking for a high standard stay in Prague with kosher services, Hotel King David is the only kosher lemehadrin hotel in the city and what´s more it is open all year round. From the Spa and Mikvah to the highest kosher food level under daily Masghiach supervision, every detail is taken care of. Discover all kosher services at King David and enjoy a complete kosher stay. Book your room and kosher food or come and celebrate Rosh Hashana or Sukkot with full kosher service at King David, including full synagogue service.