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Interesting buildings in New Town, Prague adorned with Art Deco and Art Nouveau architectural details:

The Koruna Palace (Na Příkopě  corner Wenceslas Square) was built in 1910 by the architects Antonin Pfeiffer and Matěj Blecha. The angular tower has statues on the crown which were works of Vojtech Sucharda (c 1912-1914).

Facade Detail 02
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LBBW Bank Building (Štěpánská corner Wenceslas Square)
Art Deco Detail 01Nikon D200 | Nikon 18-200mm VR @ 70mm | 1/125s @ f/8 | ISO 200 | Handheld

Art Deco Detail 02
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12 Wenceslas Square
Art Nouveau Detail 03
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35 Ječná
Art Nouveau Detail 04
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An example of an early Art Nouveau building in Prague is the former Hotel Central built 1898-1900, now the K+K Hotel Central at Hybernská. This 4*-boutique hotel in the city centre of Praque is located within a short walking distance from the Main Train Station (Hlavní nádraží) and Old Town Square.

K+K Hotel Central at Hybernská
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Designed by Bedřich Ohmann (1858-1927) and his students Bedřich Bendelmayer (1872-1932) and Alois Dryák, unique Jugendstil architectural details adorn this very stylish hotel.

K+K Hotel Central interior details
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K+K Hotel Central breakfast hall
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K+K Central Hotel elevator
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Photo of the breakfast hall, c 1900 (third image above).

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