It’s one of the most-seen locations in all of the Czech Republic, but for six months over the course of 2017 it will be closed to all visitors.
Prague’s Old Town Hall, the tower on the corner of Old Town Square that boasts some of the best views of Old Town and also houses Prague’s world-renowned Astronomical Clock, will be undergoing lengthy repairs this year.
From May to November, the location will be closed to all visitors. Tourists that typically gather outside the Hall to watch the hour change on the Astronomical Clock can expect to find scaffolding running up the length of the facade.
While the Clock is expected to remain in operation during this time, it too will be taken out of commission in the near future. Repairs on the Astronomical Clock are currently scheduled for 2018.
But while visitors to Prague this summer might be missing out on one of the city’s most popular attractions, some other popular sights are expected to become available.
Many locations at Prague Castle are closed during the winter months, but will re-open from April. Those locations include the Deer Moat and the gardens surrounding the Castle, such as the Kolowrat and Furstenberg Gardens.
Last year, Old Town Hall admitted more than 860,000 visitors, making it one of the most-seen locations in Prague and all of the Czech Republic.