Guided tour

Prague: Psychiatric Hospital and Abandoned Cemetery Tour

Prague: Psychiatric Hospital and Abandoned Cemetery Tour

From US$ 27.47 per person

Be taken on a historical ride in the field of psychiatry as you walk through the grounds of the Bohnice Psychiatric Clinic and cemetery on this thrilling 3-hour walking tour.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Get an introduction to the history of psychiatry in Europe
  • Learn about various methods used to cure mental illness and the famous Rosenham experiment
  • Be spooked by the promenade around the abandoned cemetery
  • Hear stories of past and current infamous patients occupying the wards
Full description
Learn all about mystic rituals in medieval times to treatments such as lobotomies as you are lead around an abandoned psychiatric clinic on the outskirts of Prague with a knowledgeable guide. Get a unique and detailed insight into the establishment’s history and of the methods used on patients suffering from mental disorders which may be seen today as both shocking and incomprehensible. Experience a breath-taking walk through the institution’s grounds, which allows every enthusiast to be closer to the tragic past of many of Bohemia’s stigmatized patients. Walk along an eerie promenade in the asylum’s famous abandoned graveyard where patients, criminals, and many other lost souls were once laid to rest.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Date

Meeting point

Meet in front of the gate to the Psychiatric Hospital in Bohnice, Ústavní 91, 181 00 Praha 8. By public transport: Take metro line C to the station Kobylisy. From there, take the exit from the metro in direction ,,Katastrální úřad’’. At the exit, go to the bus station and take the bus number 177 (direction ,,Poliklinika Mazurská”) or number 200 (direction ,,Sídliště Bohnice’’). Get off at the bus station ,,Katovická’’. After getting off, turn around and go in the opposite direction to the bus that you arrived with until you come to the first crossroad. Turn left and you will find yourself at the Ústavní street, walk until you reach the metal gate with number 91. By taxi: Give your taxi driver the address Psychiatric Hospital in Bohnice, Ústavní 91. The price by Bolt or Uber from city center is approximately 330 CZK (14 EUR).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Reusable water bottle

Know before you go

  • The tour includes historical facts connected the dark history of the field of psychiatry so it is not recommended for small children

Product ID: 400025