Tagged: Josef Schulz

The contribution of Josef Schulz to the civic landscape of Prague cannot be overstated: the trinity of National Theatre, Rudolfinum and National Museum (the first two with Josef Zitek) remain the most inspiring neo-renaissance structures in the city. As a trained jeweller and goldsmith, Schulz was also much in demand for interior decoration and design.

Hybernská 11 and Havlíčkova 1: Lannův dům

Hybernská 11 and Havlíčkova 1: Lannův palác

Built on the site of the fifteenth-century House of the Black Hare, this neo-renaissance palace in the Venetian style was erected in 1857 for Vojtěch Lanna, founder of the Kladno steelworks. As often in the case of such...

Gröbe Villa (Grébovka) interior

Gröbe Villa (Grébovka) interior

Between 2003 and 2008, the sumptuous interior of the Gröbe Villa in Vinohrady was remodelled in the style of Josef Schulz’s original design by the architectural husband and wife team Michal Hron and Hedvika Hronová. The villa, originally...

Lichtenštejnský palác (Liechtenstein Palace)

Lichtenštejnský palác (Liechtenstein Palace)

There have been Princes of Liechtenstein resident in Prague since the early 1600s. Karel ‘the Bloody’ – the first prince and founder of the dynasty – was put in charge of the execution of the leaders of the...

Náměstí Jana Palacha 79/1: Rudolfinum

Náměstí Jana Palacha 79/1: Rudolfinum

In 1885, the Böhmische Sparkasse (Czech Savings Bank) commissioned the architects of the National Theatre, Josef Zítek and his pupil Josef Schulz, to design a new art gallery and concert complex on an undeveloped riverside plot where in...

Gröbe Villa: Gazebo

Gröbe Villa: Gazebo

The Vinični Altán, or Vineyard Gazebo, was built between 1879 and 1881 as a summerhouse for the neighbouring Villa Gröbe (Grébovka) by the estate architects Antonín Barvitius and Josef Schulz. Overlooking the slopes of the vineyard, with panoramic...

Gröbe Villa (Grébovka)

Gröbe Villa (Grébovka)

In 1871, a kilometre-long train tunnel was constructed under the high ground of this historic district on the southern side of the city. Moritz Gröbe, the railway magnate whose company was responsible for digging it, had the excavated...

Národní 223/2: National Theatre

Národní 223/2: National Theatre

A theatre was planned for this riverbank site as early as 1844, but it was not until 1862 that the first National Theatre (Národní Divadlo) appeared, in the form of a neo-classical building designed by Ignác Vojtěch Ullmann....

Václavské náměstí 826/25: Grand Hotel Evropa

Václavské náměstí 826/25: Grand Hotel Evropa

There has been a hotel in this prime location on the northeast side of Wenceslas Square since 1872, when the Hotel Archduke Stephen (U arcivévody Štěpána) was constructed according to a plan by Josef Schulz in the neo-renaissance...