The schools Kafka attended were all near his home in the Old Town:

  • The German Boys’ Elementary School in the Old Town (Masný Trh)
  • The German State High School in the Old Town (Old Town Square, Goltz-Kinský Palace)
  • The German Charles-Ferdinand University (the Karolinum in Železná ulice, the Klementinum and the Clam-Gallas Palace in what is today Husova Street)

Almost all of the cultural institutions he frequented were located in the Old and New Towns:

  • The German student lecture hall and reading room (Ferdinandova, later Krakovská Street 14, now known as Národní třída),
  • the Bretanists Circle (Ferdinand, now Národní Třída 20, the Louvre Café),
  • Berta Fanta’s salon (Old Town Square 17, Unicorn House),
  • Jewish Town Hall (Maiselova Street)
  • the Czech Ceremonial (Municipal) House (Joseph Square, now Náměstí Republiky),
  • on rare occasions the German House (German Casino – Příkopy, now Slovanský Dům)