The Crown Jewels have been on display since Tuesday

Michal Kamaryt

On Monday, seven key holders unlocked the shrine in the Crown Chamber in the Chapel of St. Wenceslas in St. Vitus Cathedral so the Crown Jewels could be transferred to the Chapel of St. Vitus. They will be displayed there from January 17 to January 21 from 9 am to 5 pm. Admission will be free.

The jewels will be displayed on the 30th anniversary of the founding of the independent Czech Republic.

Along with the jewels, people will also be able to see the skull of St. Wenceslas, which is usually on display on September 28.

The public must prepare for security frame checks before entering the Castle. The entrance to the jewels will be through the west facade of St. Vitus Cathedral. Visitors can use the route from the southern gardens near Opysh via the Bull Staircase to the third courtyard of the Castle.

For operational reasons, no timed tickets or reservations will be issued. Only visitors in wheelchairs will have priority access, provided they present a valid ZTP or ZTP/P card. It will also not be possible to enter the cathedral area with bulky luggage, which visitors can leave in the cloakroom in the Old Royal Palace.