12 - 14/9/2008


together with international fair Collector

 News Files

 Fresh News:

The Prague Fair Grounds in Prague - Holešovice

Picture of Fair Grounds


The Prague Fair Grounds are among the most beautiful in Europe. They have often been the witness of historical events that left their mark on the history of the Czech nation and state.

Its modern history began in 1891. The General Czech jubilee Exhibition, which was a  big social and cultural event in its day, was organized by several important figures in Czech history. The General Czech Jubilee Exhibition was held in celebration of the jubilee of the first industrial exhibition in 1791. It had a  strong national and political subtext – the industrial exhibition in 1791 had taken place as part of celebrations of the coronation of the Austrian Emperor Leopold II, King of Bohemia. A  hundred years later, however, the exhibition was exclusively organized and equipped by Czech companies. It was a  tremendous success and it clearly showed the abilities of the Czechs.

For decades, the Prague Exhibition Grounds served for all kinds of events. It also became an entertainment center with a  culture and leisure park. On the premises, Prague’s residents and visitors to the city met to take part in various cultural and sporting events or to spend part of their visit to Prague on a  pleasant walk in Stromovka Park, dating back to the 14th century.

Picture of Fair GroundsOn the occasion of the General Czech Jubilee Exhibition in 1991, the Prague Fair Grounds were rebuilt, gaining new exhibition pavilions. Several new theatrical stages were built, and the opportunities for their use expanded. Today, the Prague Fair Grounds are an important exhibition and cultural center in the northern part of the city in the picturesque Troya Valley. The facility is in an attractive location not far from downtown Prague, and is the only indoors exhibition facility in Prague with an area of ca. 320,000 m2. Besides exhibitions and trade fairs of an international character of every description and purpose, over fifty of which are held here each year, other activities also take place here – national presentations, traveling exhibits, auxiliary events for exhibitions, fashion shows, concerts, banquets, congresses, seminars and corporate presentations.

In 2002 the Prague Fair Grounds were damaged by the catastrophic flooding that struck all of the Czech Republic. The facility practically became a  part of the swollen Vltava River, as the water level reached a  depth of six meters (twenty feet) in places, and about twenty hectares (fifty acres) of the entire area of the facility were flooded. Immediately after the flood, necessary repairs were started. The Prague Fair Grounds now offer 20,000 m2 of indoor and 10,000 m2 of outdoor exhibition space, as well as space for exhibitions, fairs, conferences, symposia and banquets, for meetings and presentations of firms and products, classical and popular concerts, balls, entertainment and sports activities and comprehensive exhibition services.

Until 1998, the World and International Stamp exhibitions in Prague had always been held at the Prague Fair Grounds in Prague – Holešovice. This was the case for the first time in 1962, then again in 1968, 1978 and most recently in 1988. 

Jindřich Jirásek
Managing Director of Progres Partners Advertising, spol. s  r. o.


 Picture of Fair Grounds




 Print |  Send | Back
c29Change language - CzechChange language - GermanChange language - English