Open House Prague | May 16–22, 2022

Open Buildings and Spaces
of the 8th Open House Prague Festival
May 21–22, 2022

What do you need to know before attending the festival?

How do tours take place? Is prior registration necessary?
Answers to all your questions are available in one place.

The 8th Open House Prague festival is ready for the annual celebration of Prague’s architecture, this time taking place on May 16–22, 2022. On the weekend of May 21–22, the festival is set to open 101 buildings and spaces across Prague for free, and starting May 16, there is also going to be an eventful accompanying program featuring lectures, discussions, and special guided tours.

The list of the accompanying events will be published with updates in the Events Calendar. As in previous years, our printed festival guide is available for sale in our online shop. You can find there a special four-page English section with tips.

Starting May 16, you can also buy the guide in our information centerŽelezná 492/18, Prague 1-Old Town. The opening hours are Mon–Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. on the weekend. We look forward to seeing you!

illustration: Jan Šrámek
photo: building’s archive

Tips for Buildings to Visit

Do you need help deciding which buildings to visit during the festival on the weekend of May 21–22, or are you just looking for inspiration? We have made a list of selected buildings and premises across different architecture styles. You can visit not only historic but also modern and recently designed buildings and spaces in the very center of Prague. Admission to all buildings is free with no need of prior registrationexcept for the Thun Palace (the tours are fully booked). English guided tours also take place in selected buildings – availability is indicated in the description of each building.

Otevřená Praha
(Open Prague)

Accompanying Program

This year, we are commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik, and on this occasion, we have organized several events.

Plečnik is considered a significant architect not only in his native Slovenia but also in the Czech Republic. While his projects for our lands were eventually finished, though after several obstacles and alterations, some of his designs for the capital of Slovenia never came to life. The exhibition Plečnik’s Unrealized Projects for Ljubljana, which will be on display from May 16 to May 30 on Jiřího z Poděbrad Square, introduces four projects which could have changed the face of Ljubljana forever. There is also going to be a lecture led by Ana Porok, curator of a permanent exhibition on Plečnik in Ljubljana, along with professor and architect Vladimír Šlapeta. The program is English friendly.

On May 18, there is a concert of music composed by Plečnik’s contemporaries, featuring e.g. compositions by Josef Bohuslav Foerster, performed by the Stamic Quartet. The concert takes place in the Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord.

illustration: Magdalena Rutová

Theme Routes with Buildings Designed by Eminent Czech Architects

This year’s program features 26 buildings which are participating for the first time ever. These include buildings designed by two Czech architect whose anniversaries of birth we are celebrating this year. The first is architect Vojtěch Ignác Ullmann, a pioneer of the Czech Neo-Renaissance, and the second is architect, urbanist, and designer Pavel Janák. You can find more details on the opened buildings below!

Become a Part of the Festival

Program for Children

Are you wondering if there are any buildings on the weekend of May 21–22 that you can visit along with your children? We have a few tips for tours where children can have fun. The tours are recommended for children of age 5+.

Children can play in our workroom with Lego and Duplo bricks. This year, the playroom is located in the UMPRUM Technology Center located on Mikulandská 134/5, Praha 1. The opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Use the white Lego bricks to build the house of your dreams!

Admission to all events is free and no prior registration is neccesary.

photo: Adéla Sopuchová
photo: Dušan Vondra

Festival Without Barriers

We strive to remove barriers which may keep people from exploring the city and its architecture. Because our motto is Architecture for everyone, the festival includes special tours of buildings for people with disabilities (hearing, visual, or physical disabilities). Because the tours take place at set times, we kindly ask that you let these groups of visitors enter the buildings first. The times of tours are indicated in the description of the buildings.

Stay in Touch

Throughout the year, we send our newsletter about the festival and other events in english.