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Jan Palach Memorial (Památník Jana Palacha) Tours and Activities

Jan Palach Memorial (Památník Jana Palacha)
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 Jan Palach Memorial (Památník Jana Palacha) 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.

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The Jan Palach Memorial is located in Wenceslas Square, just past its main monument. It is easily accessible via the city’s metro system.
Address: Wenceslas Square, Prague, Czech Republic
Hours: Daily
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Full-Day Prague Tour with Vltava River Cruise, Prague Castle and Lunch

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

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Discover Prague on a comprehensive full-day tour, including lunch and a relaxing Vltava River cruise. With a guide, enjoy a panoramic city coach tour and a walking tour around the exterior of UNESCO-listed Prague Castle. Savor a 3-course lunch at a luxury restaurant and later, take a leisurely sightseeing cruise, passing the Charles Bridge as you enjoy complimentary refreshments. Lastly, stroll around the Jewish Quarter and Old Town to see more highlights.
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The Complete Prague Highlights & Must-Sees Private Tour

The Complete Prague Highlights & Must-Sees Private Tour

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If you’re wondering how to see the best of Prague in just one day, this tour is what you need. Go to the must-sees of the city and cover more ground on this extended experience. See the essentials and learn what makes Prague such a fascinating place, from food to hidden gems, courtyards, and landmarks. Get to know Prague and its main spots on a 5-hour walking tour that will give you a more in-depth insight into the city. Check out the outside of the National Museum and explore Wenceslau square. Stroll around one of the biggest squares in Europe. Check out the first Czech theatre in Prague and of course, Prague Castle, a must-see in the city. And how about the hidden gems? Of course, they are included! Find an amazing view of Prague's cityscape at Strahov monastery and go to Jan Palach memorial to hear the story about a protestor that set himself on fire. Hop on a cable car up to Petri hill to see the Petrin Tower and a panoramic view of Prague.
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Prague Communism tour with included Communism museum

Prague Communism tour with included Communism museum

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Viewing Prague’s communist-era sights without a guide may mean just skimming the realities of the city’s time behind the Iron Curtain. Get the story behind the sites, learn about the people’s 1968 and 1989 uprisings, and hear tales of life during the period on this Communism Museum visit and walking tour—all from a guide whose family lived through it. A choice of departures lets you flexible with your timings.
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Prague Communist Walking Tour

Prague Communist Walking Tour

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Delve into Prague’s communist past on this 3-hour walking tour. With a professional guide leading the way, you’ll visit some of the Czech capital’s most famous landmarks and attractions, and learn about the Communist Party of the former republic of Czechoslovakia. Traverse the historic Wenceslas Square, see the site of the former Stalin monument, and get up close to monuments like Lennon’s Wall and the Memorial of the Velvet Revolution. Your tour also includes entry to the Museum of Communism and a discount card for the Propaganda Pub.
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Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter 90 minutes Guided Tour

Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter 90 minutes Guided Tour

Gain a deeper understanding of Prague’s rich Jewish heritage on a 1.5-hour walking tour through the city center. In addition to offering historical and modern perspectives on the city’s history, your guide features landmarks often missed by visitors, including the Jewish Cemetery, the city’s main synagogues, and the old haunts of novelist Franz Kafka.
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Prague during Nazism and Communism tour

Prague during Nazism and Communism tour

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Discover the darker side of Prague’s history during this small-group walking tour. Learn about the role that Prague, and Czechoslovakia, played during World War II and the many people who opposed the Nazi regime. Visit important landmarks such as the Prague Radio Building, the former headquarters of the Gestapo, and the streets where the fall of communism was decided in 1989 and learn about their significance from your guide.
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What are Jan Palach Memorial (Památník Jana Palacha) hours of operation?
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Jan Palach Memorial (Památník Jana Palacha) hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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