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Podskali Customs House

The museum will be closed from January 4 to June 7, 2016, due to interior restoration and the new permanent exhibition installation.

There used to be an old settlement called Podskali on the right bank of the river Vltava, between the present Palackeho bridge and Zeleznicni bridge. Podskali was already in existence in the 12th century, and its inhabitants mostly worked as rafters, fishers and ferrymen. It was the site of the largest and most lucrative wood market in Prague. People used to bring wood in rafts, and they had to pay customs on it in an old Customs House. The Customs House was a lively place where raftsmen met in a tavern and told each other stories and legends about water sprites. Today, Podskali has been demolished, and this 16th-century Customs House is the only building preserved there. The Customs House is now sunk below the present ground level, but you can still visit a small museum and see photographs and models from past periods upstairs. If you feel hungry, you can visit a Czech traditional restaurant downstairs.

Podskali Customs House

Location: Rasinovo nabrezi 30, Vyton, New Town
Opening hours: daily except Monday: 10–18
Getting there: Metro B – station Karlovo náměstí, Tram 3, 7, 17– stop Výtoň
Admission: 30 CZK, admission free with Prague Card

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