The Petschek family houses – how lived the richest (English tour)

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Venue Náměstí Borise Němcova
Address náměstí Borise Němcova , Praha
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Entry CZK 220

The walk through the villa district in Bubeneč will introduce visitors to the residences of one of the richest families in pre-war Europe. The Petschek family members owned more than a dozen houses in Bubeneč, some of them designed by architect Max Spielmann. Visitors will learn how the individual members of the Petschek family lived as well as a number of other interesting facts about them; eg. their marriage strategy across generations or how the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic compensated for the post-war confiscation of their property in the 1980s. Visitors will also see a secret path leading through the district.

The tour will be guided by Michal Šedivý. The organizer is the non-profit organization Open House Praha, z. ú. The profit from this event goes to support its activities.

Important information:

  • The meeting place is at the neo-gothic gate to the Stromovka park close to the main entrance to the Russian ambassador’s residence in the Boris Němcov Plaza, GPS 50.1043606N, 14.4136400E
  • The telephone contact for the guide will be indicated on the ticket in case of emergency.
  • The expected duration of the event is approx. 90 minutes.
  • The capacity of the group is limited, tickets can only be purchased in advance.
  • The guide will not wear a protective face mask/respirator during the commented tour (as government regulations allow).
  • The organizer kindly asks all participants of this event to be attentive to other visitors and to follow current valid government regulations against the spread of Covid-19 during the tour.
  • In case of low interest, the organizer reserves the right to cancel the tour no later than 48 hours before the event. Buyers will be contacted and information will be published on the organizer’s website.

The tour is held in English. The Czech interpretation can be found here.

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