Salon of the Republic

Discover why Hradec Králové
is called the Salon of the Republic

6 ciphers
related to Hradec Králové
2 bonuses
flowing and humming
2 hours
or faster?
6 bricks
you'll assemble

Take your friends
for a great adventure!

Dear players, welcome to our game about Hradec Králové and about the beautiful an unique places that have earned the town the nickname ‘The Salon of the Republic’. It doesn’t matter whether this is the first time you have heard of this term or if you know it well: we are sure you will learn something new from our game, which will show you how local posters influenced the developments of this nickname at the end of the 19th century.

The newspaper Hradecké c.k. poštovské noviny made up for this game if fictional, but everything else is reality. Baroque fortifications were actually removed and in accordance with the vision of Mayor František Ulrych, Hradec was transformed over the course of three decades from fortress town into an inspirational example of pre-war and inter-war urban design, particularly the radial circumferential concept of city planning.

Its history has been irreversibly written by well-known architects and artists such as Jan Kotěra, Josef Fňouk, Jan Rejchl and, above all, sculptor Josef Gočár, the designer of many local structures. It was Gočár who surrounded the old town section of Hradec with greenery and water and determined how many floors new houses should have as well as what the proportion of parks to developed areas should be.

Go now with local experts on a trip to explore the interesting places of this era. You may read between the lines the story of Hradec Králové as the Salon of the Republic!


Visit Salon of the Republic

The game is run by the agency CzechTourism as part of the celebrations of Czech and Slovak Century.

The game is for free and all necessary informations can be found on the game page -

Detailed information

Target group: The game is designed for 2-5-member teams. It was created primarily for adult players, but children (10 +) are also able to participate in partial tasks. The game is also suited for teams with stroller, you may need help of your teammates.
Game difficulty: Moderate game (You do not need to have previous experience with cipher or escape games, but some tasks may take you a few moments to solve)
Game duration: We believe that you can walk through entire game (cca 2 km) in two hours.
Required equipment: Game brochure (pick up at start at cash desk in Turistické informační centrum, or you can print it yourself), fully charged smart phone with internet access, pencil, paper and scissors. If you are impatient you may utilize transparent adhesive tape but it's not necessary.

Game manager:
Luděk Hrnčíř, +420 720 737 390

When is the game open
The game is open anytime. If you have printed the game brochure, you can go!
Place of start
Foot of Gočár's stairs
Komenského 249/15, Hradec Králové


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