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The Plague Doctor of Prague

During this unique experience we explore the city from a point of view of a plague doctor who worked in the city between the years 1713-1715. What can we learn from the plague and how did it finish? What were the prevention methods and how did a typical day of a plague doctor looked like? We visit hidden gems of the city and know the quiet and dark spots of Prague, besides some gruesome facts we also have fun in this experience during the times of the Black Death.
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1 hour 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Group picture at the end of the tour
    • Diploma "Plague Doctor of Prague"
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Aurus, Karlova 3, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia

      At our starting point we introduce the plague doctor of Prague Alexander Schamsky and travel back into the year 1715. We introduce the building, also known as the "House of the Golden Well", and the holy saints of the plague St. Sebastian and St. Rochus. We also introduce the different root causes of the plague people believed in. All participants receive their plague protection masks and we start our tour to the hidden gems of Prague.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: New Town Hall, Karlovo namesti 1/23 Charles Square, Prague 120 00 Czech Republic

      We introduce the old monastery Klementinum, the new library and the new town hall. We furthermore describe here the different types of the Black Death and how the wealthy and common people in Prague suffered and escaped. Furthermore we go into the details of a life in quarantine.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Old Town Square, Staromestske Namesti, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

      We introduce the big market square including the Hussite Church, Tyn Church and the Old Town Hall. We describe the life of merchants during the plague times and have an excursion into the times of the 30-years-war.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Statue of Franz Kafka, Spalena 2121/22 Quadrio Shopping Center, Prague 110 00 Czech Republic

      After a brief introduction of Franz Kafka we share some insights of the life of the Jewish people during the Plague times in Prague and Europe and enter then the Jewish Quarter. We also introduce the novel "La Peste", written by Albert Camus.

      Duration: 5 minutes

      Stop At: Church of Saint Simon and Jude, U milosrdnych 847/1, Prague Czech Republic

      We visit the old hospital "Na Frantisku" and explore further the Plague in Prague, healing methods and share more medical background of the disaease that killed approximately 200 mil people worldwide. We also introduce some unknown heros of medicine that worked in this hospital.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia - National Gallery Prague, U milosrdnych 17, Prague Czech Republic

      We conclude our tour at the hidden monastery of St. Agnes of Bohemia, introduce her life an work before giving a summary of the Plague times in Prague and Europe. We share interesting facts about the current status of the disease and end the tour with a group picture including the plague masks. All our guests receive a diploma as Plague Doctors after our tour.

      Duration: 15 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      Aurus, Karlova 3, 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia
      Return Detail :
      1: National Gallery Prague - Convent of St. Agnes, U Milosrdných 17, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
      2: Old Town Square, Staroměstské nám., 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia
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      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • We herewith confirm that our safety measures are in-line with local government enforcements.
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Night Watchman of Prague

    Activity ID: V-62337P3

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