Rudolf II. In Prague

Current changeable weather walking around Prague is not favorable. Perhaps everyone is happy to hide somewhere in the warm place. One option is to visit one of exhibitions which take place in numerous places in Prague. Bohemia Apartments Prague recommend you the one that wants to remind its visitors the anniversary of the death of Rudolf II., Emperor and King of Bohemia.


For Prague, the arrival of the emperor from Vienna made a fundamental change. Until that moment began to circulate to Prague scholars and artists, scientists, astronomers and alchemists and other emissaries of the royal courts. At this time Rudolf II. returned Prague a luster and importance of the capital.


These days has been opened to the public the Rudolph Gallery at Prague Castle. It is normally inaccessible to visitors, but in these days you can see it for ten days.

And what is hiding the Rudolph Gallery? Extensive collections of paintings, art objects and specimens of the Emperor Rudolf II., who was living in Prague in the 16th century and who has died about 400 years ago. Moreover, the exhibition is depicting his last days, including Rudolph’s funeral. If you find time for the exhibition, you will see the emperor’s burial equipment for example, a complete suit, jacket or hat. The program is supplemented by a short documentary films about Rudolf’s time, which is shown every half hour, we can mention the Golden Lane, the footsteps of the Golem, search the cosmic order, Rudolf II. – Myth and reality, etc.

Rudolph’s celebrations at the Prague Castle will continue in February. From the 16th February in the Picture Gallery will be exposed the works of Rudolph’s court painters – Hans von Aachen, Bartholomeus Spranger and Matthew Gundelach.

If you will go for a walk and will go to Wenceslas Square, you can find the name of Rudolf II. under the windows of the National Museum – it is one of 72 names carved there in Czech history. And do you want to stay longer in Prague? Looking for accommodation? Then do not hesitate to contact Bohemia Apartments Prague which will ensure competitive rates for quality accommodation in their luxury apartments – such as Wenceslas Square.


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