Discover the battle scars behind Prague’s present-day face on this World War II walking tour. Explore the history-steeped streets to see sites linked with the 1939-1945 Nazi occupation and learn about life under Third Reich control. Learn about Prague's resistance movement, view squares that saw parades and uprisings, hear about 1942 ‘Operation Anthropoid' assassination of a top-ranking Nazi, and visit a poignant memorial to some daring Czech heroes.
World War II walking tour in Prague
View landmarks linked to the Nazi occupation of Prague from 1939 to 1945
Visit squares and streets that saw parades, battles, and barricades
See where the Czech resistance hid and places associated with the 1945 Prague Uprising
Learn about and visit a memorial connected to the 1942 assassination of the ‘Butcher of Prague’
Hear stories of home-grown heroes and daily life under the Nazis
Meet your guide and group of 15 or fewer in central Prague. Then, set out to uncover one of the city’s darkest chapters — the Nazi occupation of WWII.
Czechoslovakia was pivotal to the war and Nazi Germany’s strategic aims. As you walk and talk, see sites and buildings associated with the 1939-1945 occupation, learning how and why it happened and about daily life under Nazi control.
Pause at squares that presided over parades and protests, and see where Czech resistance fighters hid and plotted against the occupiers. Hear about the brave individuals who risked their lives to help Prague’s vulnerable, and learn about a key event: the assassination of Nazi security head, Reinhard Heydrich, in 1942.
Discover how paratroopers were flown in to kill the ‘Butcher of Prague,’ and the details of the daring assignment, codenamed ‘Operation Anthropoid.’
Plus, follow in the footsteps of the freedom fighters of the 1945 Prague Uprising: learning about the barricades and subterfuge that helped bring the occupation to an end.
Visit St. Cyril and Methodius Church, a place that hangs heavy with the Nazi response to Heydrich’s assassination. See the exhibitions and photos on display.