Franz Kafka in Prague

House of the Minute

Franz Kafka lived in this building, called the House at the Minute, near the Old Town Square in Prague, from 1889 to 1896. Kafka was a writer, whose most famous book is entitled The Trial.

Church of Our Lady of Tyn

Franz Kafka lived at one time in a house behind the Church of Our Lady of Tyn. He worked as an insurance clerk for most of his life and died of tuberculosis at the age of 40. His 3 sisters died in the Holocaust. Kafka is buried in the New Jewish Cemetery in Prague.

Location of the Birth place of Franz Kafka in Prague

A Plaque marks the spot where Franz Kafka was born on July 3, 1883 above the Batalion Schnapps bar at the corner of Maiselova and Kaprova streets. The original building has long since been torn down.

Kafka's most famous works, The Castle and The Trial were not published until after his death on June 3, 1924. The Nazis banned his books in 1933. After the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, his books were not published again until 1990, after the fall of Communism in 1989. This building has photos of his life in Prague.

View through the window of the Kafka Museum


This page was last updated on March 20, 2009