A joint project of the National Museum and the House of Bavarian History, the Czech-Bavarian regional exhibition follows the exhibition in Regensburg, Germany, but also brings baroque treasures from the collections of the National Museum and from Czech and foreign lenders. The rare exhibition of unique works of art, organized into six thematic units, breaks down stereotypical ideas about the Baroque as a period of darkness and political conflicts and highlights the epochal boom presenting both countries as a common cultural space united by mutual inspiration.

The story of the Baroque in the National Museum is an exhibition of outstanding works of art that presents both countries, Bohemia and Bavaria as part of a unified area of Baroque culture in Central Europe. The exhibition is divided into six thematic parts in four halls of the Historical Building of the National Museum.

The selected Baroque monuments that have been curated for this exhibition collectively tell the story of a great cultural epoch that could not be shackled by territorial borders or conflicts of power. The Baroque was more than just an artistic or architectural style; it was a complete lifestyle that, in the wake of the traumas inflicted by the Thirty Years’ War, transformed Central Europe into a crossroads of spiritual influences and artistic ideas. Bohemia and Bavaria were turned into a huge building site and artistic workshop in about 1700. This new dynamic art, so abundant in form, has shaped the world we call home, as – despite the intervening quarter of a millennium – Central Europe remains a Baroque landscape. Many artists, among them members of the Dientzenhofer architectural dynasty and the Asam brothers, have left us their works in both Bavaria and Bohemia. Bohemians and Germans alike would flock to pilgrimage sites in both lands. John of Nepomuk, the Bohemian Baroque saint, also became the patron saint of Bavaria in the year of his canonisation (1729).

In the 17th and 18th centuries, Bohemia and Bavaria enjoyed wide-ranging social, economic and, of course, political ties. Though it was not always idyllic. In 1620, Duke Maximilian I of Bavaria helped the Habsburg Emperor to suppress a revolt by the Bohemian estates and, in doing so, earned himself an electoral hat. In 1741, Maximilian’s great-grandson, Charles Albert, invaded Prague with the French army and had himself proclaimed the new King of Bohemia. This episode symbolically brought the curtain down on the Baroque era in the relations between the two lands.

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Monday 10:00  -  18:00
Tuesday 10:00  -  18:00
Wednesday 10:00  -  18:00
Thursday 10:00  -  18:00
Friday 10:00  -  18:00
Saturday 10:00  -  18:00
Sunday 10:00  -  18:00

Adjusting the opening hours

15. 4. 2024 10:00  -  16:00
1. 5. 2024 10:00  -  18:00
8. 5. 2024 10:00  -  18:00

Entrance fees

Tickets can be purchased on-line, in mobile app, self-service ticket machine or at the box office in the Historical or New Building.

1. BAROQUE IN BAVARIA AND BOHEMIA EXHIBITION

 
Adult 180 CZK
Reduced Reduced:
– senior citizens over the age of 65
– juveniles 15–18 years old
– holders of ISIC or ITIC cards
– high school and university students upon presentation of a student identity card
100 CZK
Children up to 15 years Only accompanied by an adult FREE ADMISSION
School excursions up to 15 years School excursions (up to 15 years):
– organized school groups with pedagogical support
– 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge
– it is not possible to reserve a visit time, tickets only at the ticket office
FREE ADMISSION
School excursions 15–26 years School excursions (15–26 years):
– organized school groups with pedagogical support
– 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge
– it is not possible to reserve a visit time, tickets only at the ticket office
60 CZK/PERSON
 

 

The e-ticket is valid for 30 days from the day of purchase for a one time entry.

Free admission (tickets only available at the box office): children from children’s homes or SOS children’s villages; holders of physical disability cards and people accompanying them; holders of cards: ICOM, Slovak National Museum, the National Museum Society, Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport, Prague Card, employee of a contributory organization of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic (for cardholders only)

Visiting rules of the Museum Complex of the National Museum

2. THE MUSEUM COMPLEX + BAROQUE IN BAVARIA AND BOHEMIA EXHIBITION

Adult 400 CZK
Reduced  Reduced:
– senior citizens over the age of 65
– juveniles 15–18 years old
– holders of ISIC or ITIC cards
– high school and university students upon presentation of a student identity card
250 CZK
Children up to 15 years Only accompanied by an adult FREE ADMISSION
School excursions up to 15 years School excursions (up to 15 years):
– organized school groups with pedagogical support
– 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge
– it is not possible to reserve a visit time, tickets only at the ticket office
FREE ADMISSION
School excursions 15–26 years  School excursions (15–26 years):
– organized school groups with pedagogical support
– 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge
– it is not possible to reserve a visit time, tickets only at the ticket office
100 CZK/PERSON
 
 

The e-ticket is valid for 30 days from the day of purchase for a one time entry.

Free admission (tickets only available at the box office): children from children’s homes or SOS children’s villages; holders of physical disability cards and people accompanying them; holders of cards: ICOM, Slovak National Museum, the National Museum Society, Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport, Prague Card, employee of a contributory organization of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic (for cardholders only)

Visiting rules of the Museum Complex of the National Museum

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT TICKETS

Photography and filming for non-commercial purposes and without the use of flash and tripod included in the ticket price.

Please bring tickets purchased on-line (valid for 30 days from the date of purchase for a one time entry) printed or stored on your mobile phone.

The ticket must be kept for the duration of the entire visit.

Purchased tickets cannot be returned or changed.

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