Prague’s astronomical clock to be restored
Major repairs of Prague’s Old City Hall have started, in a process that will see one of the Czech capital’s major tourist attractions — the famous medieval astronomical clock — taken off site for months.
Workers began on Tuesday to erect scaffolding around the hall’s tower to fix damage, some of which dates back to the Second World War.
From May, the tower that offers a magnificent view of the picturesque Old Town will be closed for visitors.
It’s expected to reopen by December.
City Hall spokesman Vit Hofman says the clock — installed on the tower in 1410 — will function until January when it’ll be removed for restoration.
Hofman says the clock will be “completely disassembled” and that it should be back in place in June or July next year.
Major repairs of Prague’s Old City Hall have kicked o attraction, the famous medieval astronomical clock. . It will see a long-term removal of the Czech capital’s major tourist