Tagged: scientists

National Museum (Národní muzeum)

The seeds of a national museum were sown as early as the 1780s with the establishment of the Royal Bohemian Society of Learning, ancestor of today’s Academy of Sciences. Its members were wealthy, aristocratic and enlightened; items from...

Apolinářská 441/18: Provincial Maternity Hospital

Apolinářská 441/18: Provincial Maternity Hospital

Completed in 1875, the Provincial Maternity Hospital in Prague represented the state of the art in nineteenth-century obstetrics. At that time, many young mothers died in childbirth; so in 1867, on the orders of Count Franz Thun-Hohenstein, construction...

Národní 1987/22: Café Louvre

Národní 1987/22: Café Louvre

In 1902 – the year which saw a hugely influential exhibition of French art held in Prague –  the elegant Café Louvre opened its doors on the first floor of an impressive townhouse by architects František Buldra and...

Staroměstské náměstí 548/20: Memorial to Einstein

Staroměstské náměstí 548/20: Memorial to Einstein

‘Here, in the salon of Mrs Berta Fanta, Albert Einstein, Professor at Prague University in 1911 to 1912, founder of the Theory of Relativity, Nobel prize winner, played the violin and met his friends, famous writers Max Brod...