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Delve into Prague’s World War II and communist past on this 3-hour city walking tour. With a knowledgeable private guide, check out sites redolent of Prague’s 20th-century past, from its days under Nazi occupation to its time under communist rule, as you hear about the events that defined both periods. Visit Wenceslas Square, the site of protests during the 1968-69 Prague Spring and 1989 Velvet Revolution; see National Avenue, the scene of uprisings during WWII; and view buildings used by the Nazis and KGB; as well as other haunting landmarks.

Highlights

  • 3-hour WWII and communist history walking tour in Prague
  • Learn about Prague’s complex history and past political ideologies
  • Explore Prague Old Town, seeing the old prison on Bartolomejska Street
  • Hear about the protests that took place on National Avenue
  • Visit Square of the Republic (Námestí Republiky) and see where the Central Committee of the Communist Party had their headquarters
  • Enjoy personalized attention from your guide and tailor your itinerary to your interests

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

An absolute must-do for history fans, especially for those interested in WWII and communism! What I like most about this tour is that the guide is there for you to answer all your questions and adjust the tour as you wish.

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Prague’s WWII and Communist History Walking Tour

Jewish Cemetery in Prague

Select a morning or afternoon tour when you book. Then, set off from your central Prague hotel with your private guide.

As you walk, listen to intriguing facts about Prague’s troubled past, and the events and tyrannies that shaped its fortunes during the 20th century. If there’s something you want to see more of, just ask your guide. Your tour is private, so your itinerary is flexible.

Head down Bartolomejska Street in Prague Old Town, and stop at a former WWII prison to learn about one of the darkest chapters in the city’s history. Hear tales of the secret police who interrogated and tortured suspects in the cells here during the communist era.

Continue along National Avenue, one of Prague’s grandest thoroughfares. Learn how the street presided over a string of student protests, first in 1939 against the occupying Nazis and then against communist rule in 1989.

Walk around Wenceslas Square and learn about the 1968-1969 Prague Spring, a period of Czech liberalization that ended when Soviet tanks rolled into the city.

Visit Republic Square, named after the proclamation of Czechoslovakian independence in 1918. Hear about the square during WWII and the 1945 Prague Uprising, and how, just a few years later, it became home to the Prague headquarters of the Communist Party.

Return to the Old Town and explore the narrow lanes to see other 20th-century sites, including the balcony from where the Communist leader Klement Gottwald declared the proletariat takeover of the Czech government in 1948.

See where Albert Einstein lived during his time at Prague’s Charles University, and hear how his theories led to the invention of the atom bomb.

Walk through the Old Jewish Cemetery and pass other haunting sites including the headquarters of both the Nazi SS and the communist-era KGB.

Finally, visit Letna Park on the Vltava River as your guide tells stories of the world’s largest statue of Stalin — a huge granite monolith that stood here from 1955 to 1962, when it was torn down.

Your tour then finishes in central Prague.

Customer Reviews

Israel M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a great time in Prague, but our Highlight was the Private WWII and Communist Tour, Our guide had a lot of knowledge, was very insightful, and must of all was a great chatter. We learned a lot from the communist era and the German occupation. A

Dawid D Namibia

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

Very interesting. Too many info - our guide talked a lot and was in a hurry.

Claudio D

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

GUIDE WAS INTERESTING AND KNOWLEDGEABLE

Roman P

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2013

Good but would have liked a little more detail on the different parts of the city the Nazis impacted.

VALERIE F

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better January 2014

Historical perspective and continuity lacking therefore resulting in a tour disjointed.
On the other hand, riding public transportation (unexpected but small additional cost); walking through otherwise unknown courtyards and streets including a visit to 'the most popular' bakery/coffee shop were welcome surprises.

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