Due to its extraordinary architectural heritage, Prague is nicknamed “the city of a hundred towers”. Its complex and incredible history is kept intact in the various carefully preserved monuments. Meanwhile, travelers’ adventures unfold with the ticking of a beautiful medieval astronomical clock in the background.
The capital of the Czech Republic has become one of the most visited destinations in Europe. As such, it has increasingly fewer barriers and more experiences for people with disabilities.
Old Town Hall Tower
Before going up to the Old Town Hall Tower, you will probably stop to observe the details of the famous Prague Astronomical Clock that is on its facade. Legend has it that this clock was painstakingly built by a carpenter in the year 1410. The result fascinated the councilors so much that they wanted to ensure that it would not be replicated in any other city, so they left its creator permanently blind.
The Old Town Hall Tower is accessible to people with reduced mobility. The side entrance has a stone step, but it can be saved through a detachable wooden ramp. You just have to ring the bell to ask for help.
The Official Tourist Website for Prague also notes that you can find a partially accessible restroom on the third floor of the tower. There are also two elevators: one goes up to the third floor, while another gives access to the observation gallery.
Today you can get to know the Hradčany district and the Prague Castle complex. It is possible you will run into a slope, so we recommend you go with a travel companion who can help you when you need it.
The castle was founded in the 9th century by Prince Bořivoj from the Přemyslov family. It has undoubtedly become a symbol of the Czech Republic.
The complex occupies about 70,000 square meters, so you may spend part of the day exploring it. As indicated by the Official Tourist Website for Prague, you should know that the visitor areas are accessible, except for the towers and the defensive corridor in the Golden Alley. Likewise, the old Royal Palace has a lifting platform to access it.
National Museum in Prague & Dancing House
Explore the history of the Czech Republic at the National Museum in Prague. The historic building has an underground corridor for wheelchair users to enter the facility. Only the dome is inaccessible.
The museum collaborates with organizations that work for the benefit of people with disabilities. In this way, it tries to improve its exhibitions and eliminate barriers.
To help you find your bearings during your visit, we advise you to take a look at the barrier-free access plan and the detailed information on accessibility shown on the museum’s official website.
The Dancing House will be your next stop. This emblematic construction is inspired by the dances between Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It was a project by the architects Vlado Milunić and Frank O. Gehry. At the time, the building caused controversy for its unconventional design, as it contrasted with the architectural styles around it.
Public transportation in Prague is not yet fully-accessible, but it is gradually incorporating multiple improvements for people with disabilities.
During your stay, it is essential that you can adequately move to all the places you want to visit. Take a look at this list with information on transportation and rental of mobility equipment:
- Prague Public Transit Company The website has a section for barrier-free travel, where you can consult a list of accessible metro stations, accessible bus lines, and platforms suitable for wheelchair users.-
- Prague Integrated Transport Search engine in English that allows you to filter only the barrier-free connections.
- VegaTour Accessible coaches for people with physical disabilities.
- Meyra Rental, repair, and sale of wheelchairs.
- DMA Praga Rental, repair and sale of wheelchairs.
- Sivak Mechanical wheelchairs and other medical devices.
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