Franz Kafka Museum
Franz Kafka Museum allows visitors to become immersed in the world of Franz Kafka, one of the most famous Praguers and a significant figure of 20th-century world literature. The long-term exhibition titled “The City of K. Franz Kafka and Prague” includes the first editions of Kafka’s works, his correspondence, diaries, manuscripts, photographs and drawings which were never displayed before. Visitors can also see three-dimensional exhibits that are accompanied by music created specifically for this exhibition. The exhibition first opened in Barcelona in 1999 and was later transferred to the Jewish Museum in New York. In 2005, it was opened in Prague and has been held in the Hergert Brickworks (Hergertova cihelna) on the Lesser Town bank of the Vltava River.
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In the middle of the Hergert Brickworks yard, where Franz Kafka Museum is situated, stands a controversial sculpture called “Proudy” (Streams), which is also known as “Two Peeing Guys”. The two bronze sculptures are 210 cm tall and represent two peeing guys. Their hips and penises move, while they are peeing. An electric mechanism swivels their hips and penises and the stream of water writes several quotes on the surface of a small lake which forms the shape of the Czech Republic.
Inside Franz Kafka Museum, there is a shop where visitors can purchase Kafka’s books, his biographies and various souvenirs such as postcards, photographs, calendars, mugs and much more. Visitors can also take a break in the luxury Hergertova cihelna restaurant, which provides an impressive view of Charles Bridges and the opposite bank of the Old Town. Visitors should be prepared for higher prices. For up-to-date information, click here.