The times between insanity and sanity 
John Amos Comenius and his world

20. 12. 2020 — 31. 5. 2021

A Unique exhibition 
held at the Prague Castle Riding Hall

In 2020, the entire cultural world commemorated the 350th anniversary of the death of a Moravian native, scholar, pedagogue and theologian of European fame, John Amos Comenius (1592–1670). Comenius is one of the central figures of Czech and European cultural memory and remains a cornerstone of national, denominational and professional collective identity. From the beginnings of modern reflection of his work and personality, an inexhaustible number of artistic, literary, and later also theatrical and film works were created, which confirmed and at the same time — in the reverse direction — strengthened the historical significance of the "teacher of nations". 

"We are all of us seated in the great theater of the world: whatever happens here affects everyone."
John Amos Comenius

The Exhibition

The exhibition is ready and waiting to open its doors to its first visitors. We shall open as soon as the anti-epidemic measures allow. In the meantime, do take a look at the exposition as installed at the Prague Castle Riding Hall.

Photographs © Oto Palán

A video presentation of the exhibition

Let the exhibition organizers and curators themselves conduct you through
the exhibition spaces in the attached video.
(Czech without subtitles)

"Not loving books means not loving wisdom. But not loving wisdom means becoming a fool. "
John Amos Comenius


Czech version of catalogue


Regular  —  140 CZK

Reduced  —  70 CZK
(children and youth 6—16,
students, seniors 65+)

Family Ticket  —  280 CZK
(1—5 children under 16
and max. 2 adults)

Elementary schools  —  150 CZK
class of max. 30 children
+ 2 accompanying adults
free of charge

Free of charge
Children up to 6, visitors
with disabilities (ZTP, ZTP/P)
incl. 1 care partner 

Unfortunattly the exhibition is closed to the public.
At the moment of opening the exhibition, it will be possible to
use the reservation system below.

& Opening hours

Prague Castle
Prague Castle Riding School

U Prašného mostu 3
Praha 1 — Hradčany

Opening hours
daily 10 am—6 pm

The Exhibition is closed to public
due pandemic restriction

Organizators and Partners