Old Town Hall to Reopen on May 11

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The Old Town Hall will re-open at 11 a.m. Monday, May 11, ending a nearly two-month closure due to the COVID-19 virus.

“I am very pleased that we can finally open to visitors one of the most exceptional buildings in Prague. We decided to offer a 50% ticket discount. I hope that the people of Prague take the opportunity to see the Old Town Hall without queues and crowds of people,” says Petr Slepička, Director of Prague City Tourism.

Starting Monday, May 11, the Old Town Hall will be open daily from 11:00 to 17:00.

From May 25, opening hours will be extended from 10:00 to 19:00 daily, except on Mondays, when the building opens at 11:00.

The Romanesque-Gothic basement of the building remains closed until further notice.

Along with the opening of the Town Hall, the Prague Tourist Information Center will be opened on the ground floor. It is available to visitors daily from 11:00 to 17:00. From May 25, opening hours will be extended from 10:00 to 19:00.

About Old Town Hall

The Old Town Hall was established in 1338 as the seat of the Old Town administration. The oldest part of the complex consists of a beautiful Gothic tower with a bay chapel and a unique astronomical clock – known as the Orloj – where, every hour between 9 am and 11 pm, the twelve apostles appear.

The Gothic Revival eastern wing of the Town Hall was destroyed during the Prague Uprising on May 8, 1945, and was never rebuilt. The visitor route includes the historical halls, the tower, and the underground areas.

Photo: Prague City Tourism
Photo: Prague City Tourism
Photo: Prague City Tourism
Photo: Prague City Tourism

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