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Prague (June 5, 2013 at 7 pm)
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20. 12. 2013

Czech Republic is safe to visit!

Certain regions in the Czech Republic were affected by flooding over the first weekend in June. Life in Prague returned to normal. The historical centre is intact thanks to perfectly-functioning anti-flood barriers.

The Metro system is back to normal operation. The airport and all train stations operate as usual. The vast majority of businesses, monuments and museums are open as usual, including the reopened Charles Bridge.

Update June 14

Most of museums and sights in Prague are opened now.

Closed:

Bedřich Smetana Museum
Dům u zlatého prstenu (part of City Gallery Prague)
Kampa Museum
Charles Bridge Museum
Novotného lávka (cultural centre for theatre and exhibitons)
Jazz Dock
Old Waste Water Treatment in Bubeneč
Racecourse Praha - Velká Chuchle
Pod Palmovkou Theatre
Altas Cinema
all Prague islands
all Prague cycle paths along the river
some parks are closed due to the risk of falling trees

The situation in other regions in the Czech Republic is returning to normal too. Eg. the Rose Garden at the Konopiště Chateau was destroyed but the chateau itself is without any damage. Also tourists at Karlštejn Castle can expect problems because of damages in the parking area.

Update June 10

Museums and sights still closed:

Kampa Museum
Franz Kafka Museum
Czech Museum of Music
Bedřich Smetana Museum
Clementinum (National Library) complex

Most parks are closed due to the risk of falling trees and will be reopening gradually.

Update June 7

Transport situation in Prague

For the moment, visitors can expect some transportation-related inconvenience but no major disruptions to their stay. The metro system should be fully operational by Monday.

Closed metro stations

Line A - Malostranská, Staroměstská (trains are only passing through the stations)
Line B - Invalidovna, Palmovka, Křižíkova, Florenc (trains are only passing through the stations)
Line C - Nádraží Holešovice, Vltavská, Florenc (trains are only passing through the stations)

Update June 6

Transport situation in Prague

For the moment, visitors can expect some transportation-related inconvenience but no major disruptions to their stay. The metro system should be fully operational by Friday.

Closed metro stations

Line A - Malostranská, Staroměstská (trains are only passing through the stations)
Line B - Invalidovna, Palmovka, Křižíkova, Florenc (trains are only passing through the stations)
Line C - Nádraží Holešovice, Vltavská, Florenc (you can use bus line XC which substitute the metro between these stations)

Museums and sights closed as of 6 June

Charles Bridge
Kampa Museum
St. Agnes Cloister (part of the National Gallery)
Franz Kafka Museum
Czech Museum of Music
Bedřich Smetana Museum
Clementinum complex (National Library)
Petřín hill funicular, observation tower and mirror maze

Most parks are closed due to the risk of falling trees - however, some of the most spectacular gardens in the city remain open (e.g., the Royal Garden, Garden on the Ramparts and Paradise Garden, and the terraced Palace Gardens surrounding the Prague Castle complex,plus the Vrtbovska and Valdstejnska/Wallenstein gardens in Malá Strana.)

Update June 5

Transport situation in Prague

With the waters gradually receding, visitors can expect some transportation-related inconvenience but no major disruptions to their stay. There is limited service on the metro which has been replaced in the city centre by additional trams and buses. Car access to central Prague is also restricted for the time being. The airport and all train stations operate as usual. The majority of businesses, monuments and museums remain open.

Closed metro stations

Line A - Dejvická, Hradčanská, Malostranská, Staroměstská, Můstek, Muzeum, Náměstí Míru
Line B - Palmovka, Křižíkova, Florenc, Náměstí republiky, Můstek, Národní třída, Karlovo náměstí, Anděl
Line C - Ládví, Kobylisy, Nádraží Holešovice, Vltavská, Florenc, Hlavní nádraží, I. P. Pavlova, Vyšehrad, Pražského povstání

You can use new trams lines XA, XB and bus line XC which substitute the metro system (see the map - scroll down).

Cancelled tram lines - 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 14, 17, 24

Museums and sights closed as of 5 June

Charles Bridge
Kampa Museum
St. Agnes Cloister (part of the National Gallery)
Franz Kafka Museum
Czech Museum of Music
Bedřich Smetana Museum
Clementinum complex (National Library)
Petřín hill funicular, observation tower and mirror maze

Most parks are closed due to the risk of falling trees - however, some of the most spectacular gardens in the city remain open (e.g., the Royal Garden, Garden on the Ramparts and Paradise Garden, and the terraced Palace Gardens surrounding the Prague Castle complex,plus the Vrtbovska and Valdstejnska/Wallenstein gardens in Malá Strana.)

Update June 4

Transport situation

For the next few days, visitors can expect continued public transit disruptions, especially on the metro, which has been replaced by additional trams and buses. Car access to central Prague is restricted. The airport and all train stations operate as usual. Trams and buses continue running, and the majority of businesses, monuments and museums remain open.

Closed metro stations

Line A - Dejvická, Hradčanská, Malostranská, Staroměstská, Můstek, Muzeum, Náměstí Míru
Line B - Českomoravská, Invalidovna, Palmovka, Křižíkova, Florenc, Náměstí republiky, Můstek, Národní třída, Karlovo náměstí, Anděl, Smíchovské nádraží
Line C - Ládví, Kobylisy, Nádraží Holešovice, Vltavská, Florenc, Hlavní nádraží, Muzeum, I. P. Pavlova, Vyšehrad, Pražského povstání

You can use new trams lines XA, XB and bus line XC which substitute the metro system (see the map).

Cancelled tram lines - 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 14, 17, 24

Museums and sights closed as of 4 June

Charles Bridge
Museum of Decorative Arts
Kampa Museum
St. Agnes Cloister (part of the National Gallery)
Franz Kafka Museum
Zoo
Czech Museum of Music
Bedřich Smetana Museum
Clementinum complex (National Library)
Petřín hill funicular, observation tower and mirror maze

Additionally, the Prague City Hall has launched a local toll-free information hotline at 800 100 991 for flood-related inquiries (English is spoken by some of the staff).

The Prague Museum Night 2013 (June 8) is cancelled.

Update June 3

Personal motor-vehicle traffic in Prague has been complicated due to prioritization for overground municipal public transport. Metro stations in the centre of Prague are closed for security reasons. Metro services are being replaced by tram and bus connections with stops near the underground stations. Substitute connections are marked with the letter of the corresponding metro line (XA,  XB, XC). Police are regulating traffic in the city. Prague’s inner and outer ring roads (Městský a Pražský okruh) are in operation with emergency traffic complications.

Charles Bridge is closed. Other UNESCO sites in the Czech Republic are open as usual. The city of Český Krumlov is also open for all standard tourist service.  

According to the Czech Association of Hotels and Restaurants, hotels in Prague and in the regions have announced no decrease in guests or cancellations of reservations.