Now You Can Take Photos at Czech Castles

Good news for tourists: a nationwide ban on photography inside Czech castles has been lifted

Dave Park

Written by Dave Park Published on 22.04.2016 12:30:05 (updated on 22.04.2016) Reading time: 1 minute

Did you know that you could not officially take photographs inside many Czech Castles and other national landmarks?

Well, that’s about to change: the National Heritage Institute (Národního památkového ústavu) has announced that photography will now be allowed inside more than 100 Castles and cultural premises that belong to the state.

“It is not forbidden to take photos on our premises anymore,” said NPÚ spokesperson Jana Tichá.

The decision was made to further the promotion of the Czech landmarks across social media, reports Photographs taken are required to be used for non-commercial purposes such as this.

There are still some rules, however: tripods, selfie sticks, and drones are not permitted to be used inside most venues, due to potential damage they might cause. Flash photography is also prohibited inside many locations; not to protect light-sensitive environments, but because it could set off alarms.

Not all areas will be open for (free) photography, however.

One of the most noteworthy is Prague Castle, which charges a premium of 50 CZK if visitors wish to take photographs in many of the interior locations.

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