When we learn of critical changes to the information in our guidebooks on the Czech Republic, we post them here. (Of course, it’s still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you’re set for a great trip!
For books printed before April 2015, the following may apply:
- Poets’ Corner Hostel has changed owners and is now called Cosy Corner Hostel.
- Hanácká Hospoda restaurant has closed.
- The Maisel Synagogue (Maiselova Synagóga) has reopened after a renovation. Purchase tickets at the information center at Maiselova 15 (near the intersection with Siroka street).
- Hotel Haštal has increased its peak season prices: Sb-2,500 Kč, Db-2,700 Kč, extra bed-800 Kč. Owner Kristian promises Rick Steves readers a 20 percent discount off their lowest online price; book via email to get the discount and avoid their online booking fee.
For books printed before April 2015, the following may also apply:
- The National Gallery building on Old Town Square, featuring an Asian art collection, has closed indefinitely.
- The Národní Třída Metro stop (near the Tesco department store in the New Town) has reopened.
- Rott Crystal and Big Ben Bookshop have closed.
- The UniCredit Bank at Na Příkopě 20 has closed, but the historic Neo-Renaissance building it once occupied is still open to the public.
- The Museum of Jára Cimrman, in the basement of the Petřín Tower, has closed.
- Hotel Metamorphis no longer offers a discount for Rick Steves readers.
- To reach Sir Toby’s hostel from the main train station, take Metro line C (red) to the Vltavska stop, then tram #1, #14, or #25 to the Dělnická stop; the hostel’s at Dělnická 24.
- Srnec Theater has moved to Savarin Palace, at Na Příkopě 10.
- The Canadian Embassy has moved to Ve Struhách 95/2, Prague 6. It is accessible via bus #131 from the Hradcanská Metro station (Nemocnice Bubenec stop).