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Nowa Huta

Nowa Huta

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Communist repression came to Poland in 1945 after the end of World War II and lasted until the collapse of the Iron Curtain in 1989. During this time, the suburb of Nowa Huta was constructed six miles (10 kilometers) east of Krakow’s center.

Nowa Huta could not be more different from fairytale Krakow. Built as a piece of Communist propaganda to “house the people” in a garden city, it sprang up at an alarming speed during the late 1940s. At its peak, the area housed 100,000 residents among its wide boulevards, public parks and regimented apartment blocks all designed in the architectural style of the day, Socialist Realism. As with many idealistic plans, the Soviet dream town was never completed, and Nowa Huta became a hotbed of political rebellion during the Solidarity strikes of the early 1980s. Today it is one of Krakow’s biggest suburbs, the Orwellian home to 200,000 people, largely composed of rows of pre-fab apartment blocks (ironically added after the demise of Communism), a steel mill with vast entry gates and imposing office blocks flanking open piazzas.

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Trip Around Nowa Huta - Krakow

Trip Around Nowa Huta - Krakow

Capture the bohemian spirit of Nowa Huta on a private tour in a vintage Fiat 126p—a communist-era car—from Krakow. Alongside your guide learn about the rich socialist heritage of the city before you embark on a tour of the area's Socialist Realist architecture, learning about the planned city of Nowa Huta from your private guide. There is also the option to extend the tour to visit a former steelworks administration, an intact 1950's underground bunker, and how people lived in a 50's-style apartment.
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures



We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Nowa Huta can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1 Nowa Huta tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Nowa Huta costs USD 36.71. Guided Nowa Huta tours start around USD 36.71 per person. See all 1 Nowa Huta tickets and tours on Viator.