Historical tour of the psychiatric hospital and its abandoned cemetery
Activities

Historical tour of the psychiatric hospital and its abandoned cemetery

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Take a walk through the famous Bohnice Psychiatric Hospital
  • Visit its historic abandoned graveyard
  • Discover the intense and at times dark history of psychiatry
What to expect

Far more than any other kind of sickness, mental illnesses have for centuries been subject to prejudices and even brutal treatments. The beautiful grounds of the Bohnice Psychiatric Hospital provide the perfect start for a walk through time. This journey through the institutions’ history will also allow you to explore the origins of psychiatry in Europe.

On this tour, you will be taken to the Bohnice Psychiatric Clinic on the outskirts of Prague. You will be given a unique and detailed insight into the establishment’s history and the methods used on patients suffering from mental disorders, which may be seen today as both shocking and incomprehensible. From mystic rituals in Medieval times to more recent treatments such as lobotomies, the tour will take you on a historical ride into the field of psychiatry. This will also include a reflection on treatments influenced by the financial interests of the pharmaceutical industry which at times only further enhanced the harm done to patients and their loved ones. This breathtaking walk through the institution’s grounds will allow every participant to be closer to the tragic past of many of Bohemia’s stigmatised patients.

This eerie promenade will lead you towards the Asylum’s famous abandoned graveyard, where in a seemingly calm environment many souls lay at rest; history tells a different story.

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What's included
  • Transportation to the psychiatric hospital and to the cemetery and back to the city centre
  • Professional guide
What's not included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Where

Týnská 7, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia

What to remember
  • The tour runs with a minimum of 2 people. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough customers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The tour includes historical facts connected the dark history of the field of psychiatry so it is not recommended for small children
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Please arrive to the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time
  • Please bring a bottle of water
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When
  • Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 4:00pm
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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Provider
McGee's Entertainment, s.r.o.
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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