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 is now operated by Ian Martin and Lucie Kyvalova. They aren’t currently offering town walks, but do have bicycle rentals.
- Hanácká Hospoda restaurant has closed.
- Alfons Mucha’s Slav Epic exhibition at the National Gallery is closed until further notice. Check with the gallery before going.
- The funicular that runs up and down Petřín Hill is closed for renovation until mid-March 2016.
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.
- The Maisel Synagogue (Maiselova Synagóga) is closed for renovation, likely at least through the end of 2015.
- 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).