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Occupations, Revolutions, WWI-II and Communism.
Explore the tumultuous and often tragic modern history of this beautiful city.
Prague experienced two world wars and forty-one years of Communism during the 20th century. Still, its history is not very well-known around the world. On this tour, we will feel the winds of history as we see the very buildings once occupied by the Nazi and Communist regimes. We will learn about the background and aftermath of these events, and how Prague was not only affected by them but was sometimes at the very center of events.
50 € Adults
48 € Students (with valid student card)
25 € Children (up to 12 years)
Infants are free up to 2 years
All year round - 14:00
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
No tours at any part of the day Dec 24, 25, 26, 31 and Jan 01.
Absolute Tour Center: 12 Michalska Street, Prague 1 (written as: Michalská 432/12) - entrance to the courtyard is opposite Hotel U Stare Paní
During this tour, you'll take a short jump back in time to learn all about the events of the last 100 years in Prague. Your guide will take you to the most significant spots and tell you everything you need to know to understand what happened in Prague during WWI, WWII and the Communist era - right up to the present day.
We start right off in the centre of the Old Town where you'll hear about the events that lead to Klement Gottwald announcing the "Communist Victory" in 1948, before heading to an original Stalin monument and learning about his influence in this part of the world. Next up is Square of the Republic (Namesti Republiky), named after the democratic state of Czechoslovakia that founded in 1918, where you'll learn about the effect of WWI here and the formation of Czechoslovakia.
To get an in-depth understanding of life during Communism in Prague we'll then visit the Museum of Communism where your guide will explain the day to day hardships faced by citizens and the positive points from that era too. You'll see genuine relics from that time.and you'll see genuine relics from that time.
We continue on to the Street of Political Prisoners to see the seat of Communist Party and headquarters of the much-feared Gestapo, where many brave resistance fighters met their end. After, we head to Wenceslas Square, which was covered with tanks and debris in 1968's "Prague Spring", as the forces of the Warsaw Pact crushed the reform movement. We'll finish our tour near the National Avenue that saw the students protesting against the Nazi occupation in 1939 and against the Communist regime in 1989 and where you'll hear about the self-immolation of Jan Palach and see the monument to his sacrifice.
Our walking tours run with small groups and generally do not have more than 15 participants. This makes them interactive and personal and gives you plenty of chances to ask questions and get to know your guide. You can also hit them up for local tips and hints of where to go and what else to do.
Inclusions: English speaking guide, public transport tickets during the tour and entry to the museum plus many stops for photos and questions.
Exclusions: Entry fees to sights and museums, food and beverages except where noted, transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point, gratuity/tip.
Infant: free up to 2 years
Children: 3-12 years half adult price
13 years and older are charged at student price
Student rate will require a valid student ID card when joining the tour.