Franz Kakfka was born in Prague in 1883 in a home on the corner of Maiselova and Kaprova, next to the St. Nicholas Church. The original building was torn down years ago, although the door was preserved. A bust of Kafka and plaque now commemorate the site and a small museum has opened in his family home nearby. The Franz Kafka Exposition retells Kafka’s life using simple displays of pictures, quotes and a timeline. Also on display are first editions of several Kafka books, including a 1916 edition of the Metamorphosis. The exposition also features artifacts from Jewish life in Prague and a small gift shop sells Kafka related memorabilia.
Across the river in Prague, the Kafka Museum presents a multimedia exhibit of even more Kafka memorabilia, including photographs and original letters.
The Frank Kafka Exposition is located at ul. Radnice 5/Namesti Franz Kafky 3. It is open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is 40 Czech koruna. The nearest Metro station is Staromestska. The Kafka Museum is located across the Manesuv bridge at Cihelna 2B. Admission is 200 Czech koruna and it is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The nearest Metro station is Malostranska.