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Recommended Langweil Model Of Prague Back In Exhibition Room

RECOMMENDED Langweil Model of Prague back in exhibition room

11 April 2007, 19:03 - Art
The most popular exhibit of the Museum of the capital of Prague returns on Thursday 12 April 2007 into its "reserved space" in the hall n. 7 of the museum.

In the last three month, the model of Prague underwent general cleaning. It was also fully digitalized into 3D to preserve this unique monument for future generations. The model also get a brand new lighting, that is now changeable. The visitors can see how the sun comes from East to West over Prague.

The model was created in 1826 to 1837 by Mr Antonin Langweil, who worked in the University Library of Prague and who exceptionally loved Prague. He worked alone on the model, as he was impressed by the beauty of the city. Mr Langweil must have spent lots of his time to create the unique model.

What is the most unique are the details with which the author worked. It also contains such details as ladder of small figures of watchmen. Mr Langweil unfortunately died before his died in his 46 years, so he did not catch up with finishing New Town, the hill of Petrin, or Novy Svet.

True face of 19th century Prague. Displayed model shows true face of Prague Old Town, Lesser Quarter and Prague Castle. It is valuable also for the fact that the centre of Prague underwent great reconstruction at the end of 19th and the beginning of 20th century. Some of the place changed dramatically from that time. For example, Parizska street, one the most known Prague's boulevards leading from the Old Town Square even did not exist before 170 years. On the model you can find narrow streets, on the place there was a former Jewish city, demolished at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.

The coloured model of the historical core of Prague with copies of more than 2 thousand Prague's houses is in the scale 1:480 and covers around 20 sq. meters.

WHERE: Museum of the capital of Prague (Muzeum hlavního města Prahy), Na Poříčí 52, Prague 8 | metro B & C, station Florenc

WHEN: from Thu 12 April 2007 | open daily except Monday from 9am to 6pm

MORE INFO: Museum of the capital of Prague