Everything from T-shirts and mugs with his likeness to restaurants and cafes and even tours of his old stomping grounds are available and in demand. There are also two gorgeous sculptures of the writer, including a dynamic installation by provocative famed-Czech sculptor David Cerny. Simply titled “K,” the piece is in a constant state of motion, with 42 layers of stainless steel rotating both in sync and opposing directions. Forming the likeness of the author’s familiar face, the sculpture is never static or concretely grounded. Much like the inscrutable face of bureaucracy in Kafka’s writings. It is located not far from Kafka’s original office and city hall.
The original and famous Franz Kafka Monument, created by artist Jaroslav Róna, stands in Old Town at twelve feet high and the junction of Dusni and Vezenska streets. It is a bronze statue of Kafka riding atop the shoulders of an empty suit and is also evocative of Kafka’s writings. On the sidewalk just below the statue, you can find the outline of a beetle, referencing “Metamorphosis.”
Visit Kafka’s birthplace as part of our pre- and post-river cruise land package on our following Danube River cruises: Christmas Markets on the Danube, Iconic Christmas Markets, Blue Danube Discovery, Romantic Danube, Melodies of the Danube, Magna on the Danube, Grand Danube and Legendary Danube.
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