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Podskalí Customs House at Výtoň

The former customs house at 412 Rašín Embankment is the last surviving fragment of Podskalí, an ancient fishermen’s settlement in addition to the Early Baroque Church of Saints Cosmas and Damian (originally a parish church).

The Podskalí settlement was recorded at the end of the 12th century and over time it received its monopoly rights of timber trade for wood that was floated along the Vltava.

 

Visit

Address

Rašínovo nábřeží 412/30
120 00 Prague 2 – New Town
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Tel. – Ticket office: +420 224 919 833
Tel. – Tour reservation: +420 224 815 850

Getting here

Tram: nos. 3, 7, 17, 52 to Výtoň stop

The building is not barrier free.

Opening hours

Monday–Friday: closed
Saturday–Sunday: 9 am–6 pm

Tickets

One ticket for the entire building. Tickets are sold at the ticket office or online. The last ticket can be purchased 30 minutes before closing time.

Regular: CZK 60
Reduced (7–26 and 65+): CZK 50
Family (max. 2 adults and max. 4 children under 15): CZK 130

Free Admission:
– Children under 6, visitors with disabilities
– Holders of the cards: ICOM, ICOMOS, AMG, Zväz múzeí na Slovensku
–1 teacher accompanying 10 students or interest group members
– Licensed guide with a group of at least 10
– The Prague City Museum Friends' Club
– Prague Card

Other events:
– Lectures and programmes (children and adults): CZK 50/person
– Student and interest groups over 10 members (primary, secondary, vocational schools, up to 20): CZK 40/person

History of the Podskalí Customs House at Výtoň

Výtoň was an ancient institution collecting toll from the floated timber on the Vltava to the Prague market. The name comes from cutting off a certain amount of wood from tied-up rafts. In the earliest times, it was a fenced enclosure for timber and a simple tollhouse. The residence of the customs house in today's building can be traced back to the 16th century. The house was used as a customs house, tavern, and refuge for raftsmen.

The present-day building is situated on the level of the original housing development and is nearby so-called 'výtoniště' (place to cut timber). This timbered and plastered Late Gothic structure from the 16th century is decorated with a sandstone coat of arms of the New Town of Prague.