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Old 6th July 2015, 03:10 PM   #1
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Default Recommendation to the visitors of Prague

Imperial Armoury in Schwarzenberg Palace
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Old 6th July 2015, 03:40 PM   #2
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Excelent ... and tempting.
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Old 6th July 2015, 10:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info! My wife and I are considering a trip to Prague next spring. I searched for arms museums but hadn't been able to come up with anything. We will have to make this one of our stops.

We are thinking of finishing our trip with a couple days in either Cesky Krumlov or Karlovy Vary. Would you know if either of them have anything arms and armour related?

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Old 7th July 2015, 10:21 PM   #4
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Thanks Fernando.

Dear Casey, in Český Krumlov you will find something here: (look at 8.10 Armoury). Karlovy vary is a town of spas, glassworks, film festival and Russian tourists. Weapons would be in the castles of West Bohemia, I do not know if there is something directly in the city.

In Prague you could also visit Military History Museum and Náprstkovo museum ( Nevertheless, as far as weapons in Náprstek Museum are concerned, there is only stable exhibition of American Indians ans Pacific weapons. Others, like e.g. Africa, are in deposits and they display it from time to time ----
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Old 12th July 2015, 01:00 PM   #5
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I highly recommend Ceske Krumlov. The arms collection is very pleasing with matchlocks, wheellocks, Turkish arms and also a room of minting tools and you are allowed to photograph and take your time going through. Several cannon associated with the castle since the Thirty Years War are sheltered under a verandah.

In Prague Castle's Golden Lane is a display of armour that I think must be leftovers from the movies, but I could be wrong.

The Lobkowitz palace in Prague Castle has a lovely display of arms, and there is another in their castle at Nelahozeves. The amazing residence of Franz Ferdinand at Konopiste has the best of all, a huge collection of fascinating arms (plus his truly ridiculous amount of hunting trophies). But sadly these last two collections are guided tours only; you are herded into a room, it is discussed for five minutes, then the party is herded into the next room and the door locked behind. No photography at any of them.

I missed the museum of military history, but we were walking along the river when I realised I was looking at the massive brick faced bastion of a star fort. And I was looking for cannon, but saw almost none except smaller privately held ones.

I will post some pics later.
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Old 13th July 2015, 07:44 PM   #6
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The Imperial Armoury in Schwarzenberg Palace is absolutely fantastic! I was there just after the renovation, a few years ago. Make sure you find it, because the entrance to the exhibition is hidden behind a closed door and one must climb up.
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