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If you are fan of music and nice performances, this tour is here for you. We offer you an excellent introduction of an unforgettable Krizík’s Music Fountain, which was constructed at the beginning of the 20th century. It is a fantastic performance of water and light followed by music.
About the fountain:
In 1891, the citizens of Prague were able to use their first electric tram track going from Letna to Stromovka, where the World Exhibition took place. The most notable exhibit at the Exposition was then an electrically Lit fountain, constructed by the "Czech Edison" Frantisek Krizik. The present make up of the fountain has as its basis the reconstructed li3S Hp fountain design, which saw the light a hundered years later – in 1991.
In the 19th century, the bottom of the fountain plate was equipped with fifty multicolored reflectors. Today, the fountain has 1300 of them, making the magical play of the light possible. The fountain pool with the dimension of 25 x 25 metres can hold up to 1650 cubic meters of water and the water circuits (composed of more than 2 kilometres of pipes) with almost 3,000 nozzles are managed by 49 water pumps.
The time and age has also brought about other technical novelties and refinements such as: the projection of images on the water screen, film projection on the water screen or laser effects. There is a new light park and the auditorium has perfect sounding thans to the fifty-five electro-acoustic transmitters.
The Lit Fountain became a unique and popular sensation of the Exposition 100 years ago. Today, one of the most notable structures of Prague´s Exhibition grounds remains one of the greatest tourist attractions of the hundred-spired Prague. An amphitheatre has grown up in the close vicinity of the fountain, which the agency annually fulfills with water and light shows amplified by the most amazing melodies of both the classical music, pop stars and unique original Czech art projects.
See Krizík’s Musical Fountain and Hear the Music of Smetana, Dvorák as well as Mercury, Vangelis, Lloyd and more. Performances of Krizik Fountain is never accompanied with live music orchestra. Krizik Fountain is not a concert hall, but technical monument, where the fountain performances are programmed to the recorded music and live ballet performers or actors - depending on whether they are playing a ballet or opera.
Transfer; City Tour by Night; Križík’s Music Fountain; Service of guide; Languages possibility: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian.
Food and Beverage; Gratuities.
Hours of operation
Available daily departing at 7:30pm. Please arrive 15 minutes prior the tour.
No Tour departures: December 23-24.
Approximately 2 hours.
Departs from Národní street 38 or pick up at your hotel.
Cancellation: 2 days prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior the tour.
**Tour does not include Fountain performance from November-March**
November-March the Krizik's Fountain is closed. During these months, an extended coach portion will be substituted allowing for the opportunity to see more sights in Prague.
Unfortunately, the month of June has the longest days (days with day light). We offer this trip all year-round and 9 months there is dark at 8:00pm. In May, June and July it is light longer and we are not able to affect this. Performance starts always at 8:00pm – in these three months the performance is by daylight. The client should check out sunsets here before traveling to the Czech Republic if they want to have real dark in the early evening.
*We will not accept complaints that there was no live orchestra and daylight in summer months.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**