Some of the backdrops here are as entertaining as the wax figures themselves: Franz Kafka stands beside convincing ... More
Prague Wax Museum (Prazske Panoptikum)
Some of the backdrops here are as entertaining as the wax figures themselves: Franz Kafka stands beside convincing reconstructions of a shop and inn of his time; Emperor Rudolf II and his court alchemist - the Englishman Edward Kelley - stand watching an experiment in Kelley's dim laboratory. There are many figures from Czech history here, from Austrian emperors to the first Czech Communist President Klement Gottwald as well as cultural figures such as Antonin Dvorak, movie director Milos Forman and playwright-turned-president Vaclav Havel. The only thing that seems to be lacking is information which puts the characters in the context of their time. A short multimedia projection entitled "Love through Seven Centuries" explores the romantic nature of Prague.
This section of the Jewish Museum focuses on customs and traditions. The central role of ritual in Jewish life is
emphasized by a rich array of objectsperhaps the finest collection of craft work in the entire museum. Downstairs, are ...
This restored 16th century temple is part of the multi site Jewish museum and it's also Prague's most popular museum.
The exhibits were collected during World War II as the occupying Nazis pillaged each and every Czech Jewish community ...
In 2000, the museum's excellent collections of European applied arts from the sixteenth to the mid twentieth Centuries were completely
redone in a new, thematic exhibition. The building is too small to display more than a tantalizing sample of ...