Tour of Czernin Palace and New Year Drinks
Tuesday, 23 January, 2024
Thanks to the kind support of Hana Flanderová, Director of the Visa Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, we are delighted to be able to offer CANZA Members an exclusive chance to see the interior of the Czernin Palace, the home of the Ministry in Prague.
This is the largest of Prague’s baroque palaces and has served as the offices of the Czechoslovak and later Czech foreign ministry since the 1930s. It was commissioned by the diplomat Humprecht Jan Černín z Chudenic, the Habsburg imperial ambassador to Venice and Rome, in the 1660s. The tour will include the opportunity to see Jan Masaryk’s apartment as well as historic state rooms.
The building is not normally accessible to the public, and so this is a unique chance to see some recent and not so recent history.
The tour begins at 15.00 sharp on 23 January and will last for approximately 60 minutes. The Ministry will provide an English-speaking guide.
There is no charge for the tour, but for security reasons, pre-registration is essential, as is close attention to the logistic details that can be found on the ABIE website with the registration link.
After the tour finishes, we will move on for a few drinks to welcome in 2024. Please see the separate event notice (which will be issued soon) for that event.
Thanks for the support last week, we've heard from a few of you that this was the best ball ever! We look forward to again welcoming you back in 2024!!
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