Guided Tour 1

The Kraus and Vogl Apartments
10 Bendova Street and 12 Klatovska Street

The guided tour starts at 10 Klatovska Street, and continues to the neighbouring apartment at Klatovska 12, which once belonged to Dr. Vogl. These two buildings had already been connected during World War II in order to create a municipal office. They have been used for this same purpose up until now, albeit a few small changes. Today, only two rooms have miraculously survived – the living room with replicas of the original furniture and the dining room, whose walls were covered with travertine. These two rooms create a harsh contrast to the area of small offices into which the original apartments were transformed. After visiting the apartment at 12 Klatovska Street, you will take a short 8-minute walk to see the next interior, which is situated at 10 Bendova Street, inside the former apartment of the Kraus family. According to the opinions of many experts, it is here in the former Kraus family apartment that visitors can see the most beautiful lounge designed by Adolf Loos. The walls are covered with Swiss Cipollino marble, and the ceiling is decorated with dark mahogany wood. The guided tour also includes other parts of the apartment, featuring a former bathroom, Mr Kraus’ study and its amazing wallpaper, a comfortably furnished bedroom with built-in furniture, as well as the maid’s room and its original floor of red-painted, wooden boards. During the guided tour, visitors will also learn about the life stories of the Pilsen families for whom Adolf Loos designed a number of luxurious interiors on and around Klatovska Street.

Opening days:

  • April – October: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, several times per day.
  • November – March: Friday and Saturday several times per day.
  • The tours are only held in Czech. Translated textual guides may be provided upon request.
  • Tours are not held December 24th, 25th, or January 1st.

Duration of the guided tour:

75 – 90 minutes
(Note: The walk to the guided tour held in the Brummel House or Semler House takes approx. 15 minutes.)

Entrance fee:

Full entrance fee: CZK 240

Reduced price: CZK 160 (children and students ages 6-26, seniors over 65, disabled people)

Based on the great public interest in these tours, we recommend booking or purchasing your tickets in advance.


The guided tour is not barrier-free. With regard to the location of the interiors and the number of stairs, the tour may prove physically demanding for some visitors.