Psychiatric Hospital & Abandoned Cemetery - Prague

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    02:00 PM
  • Return Details :
    • Minimum of 2 passengers per booking required • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended • Please arrive to the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour commence
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Take a walk through the famous Bohnice Psychiatric Hospital and towards its historic abandoned graveyard, where you will be introduced to the intense and at times dark history of the field of psychiatry. Your guide will lead you through a maze of buildings rich in both history and controversy from ancient times to the present day. Learn of the torments of 19th and 20th century psychiatric treatments and the agonizing lives of the hospitals inmates. And at last, we will lead you on a path to the cemetery wherein seemingly calm fellowship many souls lay at rest; history tells of a different story.

Tour highlights:
Introduction to the history of Psychiatry in Europe from Medieval times to modern days
Learn about various methods used to cure mental illnesses
Rosenheim experiment
Discover more about life in the Bohnice Psychiatric Clinic and hear of stories of some past and current infamous patients
A promenade around the abandoned cemetery which has attracted many lovers of mystics

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We meet in front of the gate of the Psychiatric Hospital. You will be introduced to the intense and at times dark history of the field of psychiatry. You will be led through a maze of buildings rich in both history and controversy. Be prepared to enter a whole new different world stained with torturous and deadly treatments.
The surroundings of the abandoned Hospital Cemetery - after a short car ride we will visit a hospital's cemetery, one of the most mysterious, desperately lonely and dark places in Prague.
Viewpoint overlooking the Valley nearby - a beautiful view of the whole valley and Vltava River.
Tour will end in front of the Psychiatric Hospital but the tour guide will be heading to the metro, so you can join him.

Itinerary:


We meet in front of the gate of the Psychiatric Hospital. You will be introduced to the intense and at times dark history of the field of psychiatry. You will be led through a maze of buildings rich in both history and controversy. Be prepared to enter a whole new different world stained with torturous and deadly treatments.
The surroundings of the abandoned Hospital Cemetery - after a short car ride we will visit a hospital's cemetery, one of the most mysterious, desperately lonely and dark places in Prague.
Viewpoint overlooking the Valley nearby - a beautiful view of the whole valley and Vltava River.
Tour will end in front of the Psychiatric Hospital but the tour guide will be heading to the metro, so you can join him.

Inclusions

  • Knowledgeable tour guide

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities

Additional Info

Public transportation options are available nearby

Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

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

Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff

Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 02-Jun-2023

    This was such an informative and relaxing experience! Shout out to Viktorie, I hope any of ye that sign up for this get to have her as your guide! Viktorie was very knowledgeable about the hospital, we found it the perfect mix of learning, while keeping things light-hearted so you don't come away heavy with the facts you're learning on the way. It is a beautiful area, we didn't even notice the time go by walking around! I would also like to point out that parts of this hospital are still functioning, and Viktorie was incredibly respectful about the patients and those areas. She is very aware of how a tour group can be percieved by patients, and even though we were the only ones on the tour (woo private tour!), her sincerity and respectfulness for our surroundings was impeccable. Honestly, it felt like we were meeting a friend showing us around. Thank you so much!

  • 12-Apr-2023

    An excellent tour, our tour guide Lukas was fantastic and knowledgeable. Made the whole experience excellent.

  • 04-Apr-2023

    We enjoyed the walk around the hospital grounds but we could have done that ourselves as it is a public space. As we knew the hospital is still used, we expected that at least part of the tour would have been inside buildings to see how things used to be, like a museum building but the only inside of a building we saw was the cafe. The walk to the abandoned Graveyard is 10-15 minutes away and in a thunderstorm was a waste of time. The guide however was pretty good.

  • 24-Feb-2023

    Tour guid Viktorie was really nice and friendly she also ask us what we want to do and always fulfilled our wishes.

  • 16-Jan-2023

    Had a very interesting tour through the grounds of the psychiatric grounds and a spooky finish at the cemetery, plus a very nice cafe stop in the middle - our guide Viktorie was very knowledgeable and made 3 hrs feel not too long

  • 24-Dec-2022

    The tour was really amazing! Luke is the best tour guy, he really cared about making the best out of this experience. Advice: winter boots are required if you visit during winter!

  • 15-Sep-2022

    Our guide Vojta was very knowledgeable and sympathetic. It gave a fun and educational perspective on a otherwise glum subject. Really good experience, will recommend to friends and family coming to Prague.

  • 15-Sep-2022

    We had a warm welcome by our guide Vojta. The trip went deeper in to the history of the hospital and ended at a beautiful viewpoint.

  • 15-Sep-2022

    Our guide vojta expained the psychiatric hospital very well with unique characters that lived in the hospital. The walk to the cemetery and explaining was intriging.

  • 15-Sep-2022

    Our guide was Vojta. He was very kind and clearly well read on the history of psychiatric care and also the general region's history.

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