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Guidebook Updates for the Czech Republic

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!

Across the Czech Republic

For books printed before April 2019, the following may apply:

  • Eurail Select Passes are no longer being sold (but similarly priced Global Passes still are) — see our 2019 rail-travel update.


  • The Spanish Synagogue is closed for renovations until late 2020.
  • Restaurace U knihovny in the Jewish Quarter has closed.

For books printed before April 2019, the following may also apply:

  • The National Museum has reopened following a seven-year renovation.
  • The Museum of Communism has moved to the Old Customs House, and admission has increased to 290 Kč (V Celnici 1301, entrance on Republic Square/Náměstí Republiky between Billa supermarket and Kolkovna restaurant).
  • The Image Theater has moved to the city center at Narodni 25.
  • The direct Prague–Vienna night train has been discontinued.

For books printed before March 2018, the following may also apply:

  • Alfons Mucha's Slav Epic is back in the Czech Republic following its Japan tour, but is currently not on display, as it's yet to find a permanent home.
  • The Čedaz minibus shuttle from the airport is no longer running. Instead, try Prague Airport Transfers, which offers shuttle and taxi service.

For books printed before July 2017, the following may also apply:

  • The combo-ticket covering National Gallery sights now costs 500-Kč (still valid for seven days). Individual tickets are once again available at the following prices: 220 Kč each for the Museum of Medieval Art, Sternberg Palace, and Schwarzenberg Palace; 150 Kč for Kinsky Palace, and 250 Kč for Veletržní Palace.

For books printed before April 2017, the following may also apply:

  • Tram routes (including #24) have changed, and several new lines have been added. For more information and a route planner in English, check
  • 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).

Prague Day-Trip Destinations

For books printed before April 2019, the following may apply: