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Schierův dům – basic information

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Schierův dům (Schier´s House)On the corner of Staroměstské náměstí (eng: Old Town Square) and Pařížská street we can find Schierův dům (eng: Schier´s House)  which ranks among the oldest new buildings and dominating houses of the whole Staroměstské náměstí (eng: Old Town Square). The house decorated by a number of statues from the noted Czech artists used to be a place where the Prague writer Franz Kafka had been staying.

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Origin of the house Prague 1 - Old Town Square - Schierův dům (eng: Schier´s House)
The house was built in the demolition period of the Old Town when the local original houses were pulled down in February, 1896. One of the houses was a gorgeous Baroque palace built in 1704 based on the project of Jan Santini Aichel, a famous Czech architect of Italian descent. One of the neighbouring houses was performed based on the design of Dientzenhofer´s constructions. One year later a new construction designed by Rudolf Kříženecký and Franzem Schier was built here.

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Decorations Prague 1 - Old Town Square - Schierův dům (eng: Schier´s House)
Schier´s house was built in the Baroque style and its remarkable facade is created mainly by plenty of statues and sculptures. The authors of this gorgeous sculptural decorations were the Czech sculptors Vilím Amort, Jindřich Říha and Josef Kropáček. Mainly the house facade with the numerous sandstone statues is unique. These gems include the sculptures of the giants who are carrying the bay window on the house corner.

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Reconstruction of the house Prague 1 - Old Town Square - Schierův dům (eng: Schier´s House)
Schier´s house was badly damaged during WW2, namely in May 1945 during the Prague Uprising fights resulting in destruction of the majority of the buildings and burning down the Old Town Hall. However, due to the extensive and costly reconstructions this exceptional building was saved. The construction works were carried out between 1946 – 1949 under the direction of the architects Jaroslav Stránský and Karel Storchem. The already mentioned facade decorations were renewed and the construction lost one storey.

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Address:
Staroměstské náměstí 5 – Pařížská ulice 2
Praha 1 – Staré Město, 110 00

GPS: 50°5’16.516″N, 14°25’14.06″E

Opening times
Schier´s House is not opened to the public

Connection:
Tram: 17, 18, 53 Staroměstská (from there follow Kaprova street)
Bus: 133 Staroměstská (from there follow Kaprova street)
Metro: A – Staroměstská (from there follow Kaprova street)

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