Hedvika Šimková

What is your profession?

I work as a social and personal skills coach.

How did you start working with OHP?

I’ve been interested in architecture and its historical development since my school days, which is why I wanted to complete a qualification course to become a tour guide in Prague, and I got the opportunity in 2015 when I acquired my license. When I got my first real tour guiding work, I was actually a little surprised.

How long have you been working with Open House Prague?

Since 2021, I’ve worked as a volunteer tour guide in open buildings.

Which building/part of Prague or architectural style is your favorite?

I enjoy looking at the façades of old Prague houses from the turn of the 19th and 20th century. I like how creative and detailed the “standard” buildings from that period of time are.

What are your hobbies?

I like to travel around foreign countries – whether it’s on foot, on a boat, or using some form of local transportation (I’m not a big fan of cars) – and learn new languages.

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