Nádraží prezidenta Wilsona, Praha hlavní nádraží [Wilson Station, Prague Main Railway Station]

governmental lounge

Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Photos: Vladimír Lacena (OHP)

Transport: metro C – Hlavní nádraží, tram 5, 9, 15, 26 – Hlavní nádraží
Visiting Method: free entry, group tours of a limited size
doprovodný programcommented tours, screening of historical photographybezbariérový přístupZákaz focení

Address: Wilsonova 300/8, Praha 2
Year: 1871; 1901–1909 (reconstruction)
Architects: Ignác Ulmann and Viktor Barvitius; Josef Fanta

Not many people know that the building of Prague‘s Main Railway Station contains the most sumptuous station lounge in the Czech Republic. It was created during the art-nouveau reconstruction of the station by the architect Josef Fanta. All Czech presidents have waited for their trains in the luxurious surroundings under a huge canvas with Prague motifs, as did Emperor Franz Joseph I, Fidel Castro, Kim Ir-sen and the body of the assassinated Reichsprotector Reinhard Heydrich. If you are not planning to become a head of state, the festival offers you one of the few opportunities to visit the magnificent lounge.