Old Water Treatment Plant Prague

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Old Water Treatment Plant – Eco-technical museum

The former wastewater treatment plant is a truly unique place to visit. You will probably hesitate to tell anybody that while in Prague you visited the ancient, non-functional sewage treatment facility. But this place is an example of the history of architecture and engineering. If you come for a tour, you will be able to visit the underground of the building and see the century-old machinery. There, if you are into photography, you will find a lot of unique shots to take. If you feel very adventurous, you can climb the smokestack from outside or from the inside – it would cost you quite a bit, but it may be worth it. Anyway, I did not have enough courage to do that…

The plant cannot be visited on your own, only with a proper person coming with you. And if you wish to have somebody with you who can speak English, you would have to order it via their website, but for the normal visit you just show up at the proper time. It is even possible that you will be only one visiting at the moment – and even if you do not understand Czech, you will pretty much figure out what was going on there back in times when it was operational. The place is available to visit on weekdays at 11 am and 2 pm, and on weekends and holidays at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, 3 pm and at 4:30 pm.

I recommend good shoes (no flip-flops) and a jacket (it is cold there).

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Details about this spot



Papírenská 6, Prague

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Fri 11:00 & 14:00, Sat - Sun 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 15:00 & 16:30


Entrance fee: CZK 240


Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)