Masná 705/1

This art nouveau apartment stands on the site of an earlier building, all of which now survives is the original baroque house sign. The symbol of the pike alludes to the name of the brewery which had stood on this spot since the 15th century.

Constructed in 1913 at the corner of Masná and Dlouhá streets in Prague’s Old Town, this was the home of Franz Kafka from 1915 onwards. Loosely translated, the motto reads ‘Safe in God’s hands, no Evil strike / this house that’s called The Golden Pike’.