Liechtenstein Palace open to public over the course of Friday

Liechtenstein Palace at Prague's Kampa, used by the government on the occasion of special conferences and for international delegations, will be open to the public over the course of Friday, a national holiday marking the events of November 17,1989 and November 17,1939, the former the start of the Velvet Revolution which brought down communism in Czechoslovakia.

Tours of the palace interiors will be possible from 10 am to 4 pm, government spokesman Martin Ayrer confirmed.

Liechtenstein Palace, dating back to the 17th century, has stately apartments which were used by world leaders on official visits, including Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, the king of Spain Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.