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The History of Charles University

Karolinum, Ovocný trh 3, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00

  • Permanent exhibition


permanent exhibition

An exhibition in the vast underground vaults of the Carolinum opened on the occasion of the 667th anniversary of the founding of Charles University. Presented here are the inception Charter of the University and copies of the University seal as well as sceptres and artefacts marking historical milestones: e.g. the schools changed greatly under the Josephinist reforms; the split of the University into Czech and German parts; the inception of Czechoslovakia or the fall of the Communist regime.

The exhibition is divided into several parts mapping out the University’s progress – from the Utraquist, through ‘Charles-Ferdinand’ and Charles University today. Also recollected are notable personae associated with the University, e.g. the biologist and physiologist Jan Evangelista Purkyně, the renowned physicist Albert Einstein or the Nobel Prize for Chemistry laureate Jaroslav Heyrovský.

Admission fee:
full: 50 CZK

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