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Memorial Kafka

Dedicated to the influential writer born in Prague, this site commemorates his life and work with exhibits in his family's former apartment.

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Statue of Franz Kafka (by Jaroslav Róna) – a two-figure sculpture consisting of two bodies – the lower massive figure is a hollow suit (jacket and trousers), and on its shoulders sits Franz Kafka himself. The memorial is inspired by Kafka’s short story Description of a Struggle.

reinacartagena 3 years ago

This work by Jaroslav Róna was created to commemorate Franz Kafka in his native city, and shows a headless man in a suit with a smaller sculpture of Kafka on his shoulders. It’s inspired by Kafka’s short story, “Description of a Struggle.”

travelfreak 4 years ago

Memorial Kafka Guides

  • Unusual Scuptures in Prague!

    reinacartagena (Reina Cartagena )
    If you decide to go for a walk around Prague you'll end up finding one of these weird and unusual sculptures around the city. Most of them done by famous artist David Cerny! So get ready to be surprised.
  • Where to find Prague’s quirkiest art

    travelfreak (Jeremy Foster)
    You’ll only spend a few hours in beautiful Prague before you realize that the fairytale city isn’t just about perfectly preserved Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. Beneath that pretty surface is a quirky, tongue-in-cheek, politically-charged art scene with some unforgettable pieces scattered around the city. Local artist David Černý is one of the most noteworthy appearances on this list, as his edgy (and often controversial) pieces are renowned around the world. But there’s a lot more to discover too, from colorful street art to eerie statues to graffiti-covered walls. Some are found close to other historic highlights; others will take a little more work to find. That’s half the fun!