Kafka was born in Prague and spend his childhood and youth here, though he didn’t like his native town. He claimed that memories about narrow streets, similar to stuffy labyrinths, inspired him to create “The Castle”. Kafka Museum in Prague is not very rich in exhibits, but it is interactive. The atmosphere of famous novels is recreated here very precisely: muted anxious music, semi-darkness, narrow hallways and stairs. Mysterious play of light and shadow makes the visitors feel they see small bugs on the walls. This feeling increases when you enter the hall with Kafka’s paintings. Absolute illusion of life is created in the hall devoted to the beloved women of the writer, whom he had quite many despite his specific appearance.
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