Tailor-made touring circuit
At this festival you are your own guides. You know best what kind of buildings and spaces you are interested in. You can choose from 43 of them, including historic buildings, office buildings and interiors, and also for instance industrial buildings. Many buildings from the past two years are also available, so you have a chance to visit them if you have not managed it yet.
When is it open?
Owners of the buildings joined the festival on a voluntary basis. That’s why they decide whether to make their object available for the whole weekend or for just one day. Most of the houses are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. But rather, find the information at the description of each object, because there are exceptions.
Where to find information
From May 9th, you can visit us at the Festival Infocenter, in the back of the building Hybernská 4 (entrance from the street), where we will be happy to answer your questions. At the Infocenter and in selected buildings, you can also purchase a catalog and a map containing a list and complete information about open spaces. You can find the basic information at www.openhousepraha.cz or the mobile app available for Android and iOS. Do not hesitate to ask questions to our volunteers wearing festival color T-shirts. You can also call us on: (+420) 606 372 327.
Apart from the infocenter, where can I get a catalog and a map?
Catalogs and maps will be available at 11 buildings – Podkovářská premises, Kramář Villa, Protected health department KO 17 in Thomayer Hospital, Main Point Karlín, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Praha-Bubny Railway Station, Archa Palace, Glass Palace, QUADRIO Building and Central Telecommunication Building CETIN. It is possible that thanks to our volunteers you will be able to obtain materials at other buildings, however we can not guarantee that.
Yourself or with a guide?
Some of the buildings are freely accessible, you can walk through them at your own pace. In most of them tours are organized into groups of different sizes, which will be handled either continuously or at a predetermined hour. The size of the groups is the result of an agreement with the building owners, so please respect this constraint. Only in this way will we succeed in repeated cooperation and we can promise to make buildings available in the years to come. This year, previous registration was needed only to the technical premises of one building.
The queues are part of the Open House. They are usually not so long that it would be impossible to wait. Take the opportunity and share with your neighbors a series of interesting tips and recommendations on where to go and which building is especially interesting for you. Also, please be considerate for people with reduced mobility or handicap, seniors, pregnant women and mothers with strollers and let them enter the building preferentially.
Where to take the children?
This year, our volunteers will also offer entertaining worksheets at the entrance to selected buildings. An interactive program for children was also prepared by employees of the City of Prague Museum at the House at the Two Golden Bears. SAZKA will welcome your entire family with a program related to the company’s sports activities. For more information, see the separate section of the Accompanying Program catalog.
You can enter
In each building, you will be welcomed by our volunteers and co-workers who will take you through the dedicated parts of the building and answer your questions. Follow their instructions and keep only in confined spaces. We ask you to behave like a visit, not to threaten the safety of yours or others, and to be considerate. Otherwise, the organizers reserve the right to show you from the building.
How much does it cost?
Entrance to all buildings, participation in accompanying events, download of bilingual applications and worksheets for children are free of charge. You can support us by purchasing a catalog (40 CZK), a map (20 CZK), package of catalog and a map (50 CZK), T-shirts (290 CZK) or cloth bags (CZK 100). If you like the festival, you can also support us financially at bank account No.: 2600626911/2010. Your contribution will help us organize the next year. Thank you and wish you a beautiful open weekend!