Prague of Charles IV – The Medieval Town

The permanent exhibition features Charles IV’s ideas and the real transformation of the Prague conurbation.

The virtual and tangible models of buildings founded by Charles IV, the housing development within the urban agglomeration, the stone bridge, and other buildings show the appearance of the metropolis changed by Charles IV and other rulers of the House of Luxembourg.

Among the attractive exhibits are the model of Vyšehrad, Prague Castle, and St Vitus Cathedral which in Charles IV's time were used for religious and state purposes.

Virtual presentations show the system of town administration as well as the medieval bridge construction. Dramatic stops evoke the atmosphere of the town, its life and some events such as Charles's birth, his arrival to Prague in 1333, his coronation, and burial.

Video mapping of the Prague conurbation model as well as Charles Square and its vicinity presents the building and urban development of the town during the 14th century.

Unique archaeological findings and other original objects from the collections of the Prague City Museum, National Heritage Institute (Regional Office in Prague), and other institutions illustrate the everyday life of the town and its inhabitants during the rule of the Luxembourgs.



House at the Golden Ring

Týnská 630/6
110 00 Prague 1 – Old Town
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Permanent exhibition


From 2. 12. 2017