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  • Address: Wenceslas Square, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Hours: Daily

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Jan Palach Memorial Tours

On Jan. 16, 1969, a student named Jan Palach set himself on fire in Wenceslas Square to protest the Soviet Union’s invasion of Czechoslovakia. Today, a truly unique memorial comprised of a horizontal weather-worn wooden cross rising up from cobblestone streets pays homage to Palach and his friend, Jan Zajic, who killed themselves as an act of political protest.

Today, visitors can stop at this quiet square and reflect on the changes that have taken place in this Eastern European country. While travelers agree that the memorial isn’t well marked, or very well-explained, its significance in Czech history is great and certainly worth a visit.

Practical Info

The Jan Palach Memorial is located in Wenceslas Square, just past its main monument. It is easily accessible via the city’s metro system.

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Full-Day Prague Tour with Vltava River Cruise, Prague Castle and Lunch, Prague, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Prague Tour with Vltava River Cruise, Prague Castle and Lunch

4 star rating: Recommended 661 Reviews

Combine history, art and architecture on this full-day tour of Prague. See Prague Castle, one of Europe’s largest medieval castles, and take a cruise on the ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.57
Prague Jewish Quarter And Synagogue Walking Tour With Admission Tickets, Prague, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Prague Jewish Quarter And Synagogue Walking Tour With Admission Tickets

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Join this 2.5-hour walking tour and learn about Prague’s Jewish heritage and the Jewish community in Czech Republic. Explore the Jewish Quarter in a guided ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $41.76
Prague Communist Walking Tour, Prague, Walking Tours
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Prague Communist Walking Tour

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 6 Reviews

Take a walk around Prague and see another side of this beautiful city on this small-group tour of Prague’s communist sites. Your knowledgeable guide will take ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.78
Prague World War II and Communism Private Walking Tour, Prague, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Prague World War II and Communism Private Walking Tour

Explore how the city of Prague evolved through some of the most explosive moments in the 20th century. See firsthand the influence and transformation of Prague ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.31

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