Prague Communist Walking Tour with Museum Visit
Between Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, World War II and communism, Prague had a turbulent 20th century history. Learn about these events and the impact they had on the city and see historical landmarks and top Prague attractions on this historical walking tour in and around Old Town. Walk past buildings once occupied by Nazis, the KGB and SS; admire city squares like Wenceslas Square and the Square of the Republic. Plus, hear interesting stories about these sites from a knowledgeable guide. With a maximum of just 15 people, this walking tour provides a small-group atmosphere.
per adult from
3 hours 30 minutes
What's included :
- Professional English speaking guide
- Entry to Communist Museum
What's excluded :
- Transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point
- Food and beverages
- After meeting your group and guide in central Prague, head straight into a dark period of the city’s history as you start your walking tour on Bartolomejska Street, passing an old prison the secret police used for interrogation and torture.
Continue to National Avenue (Národní), which acts as a border between Old Town and New Town. Hear from your guide about the students protests that took place here against the Nazi occupation in 1939, and then the communist regime 50 years later. Then head to Wenceslas Square, one of the city’s main squares and the historic center of the country’s fight against communism. Picture the square as it was during the 1968 ‘Prague Spring,’ covered with tanks and debris as the forces of the Warsaw Pact invaded the country.
Next, head to the Square of the Republic (Námestí Republiky), named for the independence of Czechoslovakia in 1918 and, ironically, the location of the Prague headquarters of the Central Committee of the Communist Party. As you walk around the square, listen to your guide tell you a bit about what went on in the city during World War II and communism. Learn how during the Nazi occupation, secret broadcast stations were set up by the Czech resistance, culminating in the 1945 Prague Uprising. And then how just three years later, the country entered communist rule.
Walk through Old Town, stopping to look up at a balcony from which the leader of the communist party announced his plan to take over the country. Next door, see the house where Albert Einstein spent time in the early 1900s during his work with the University of Prague – work that contributed to the physicist’s ideas that eventually led to the invention of the atom bomb.
To get an in-depth understanding of life during Communism in Prague we’ll then visit the Museum of Communism where your guide will explain the day to day hardships faced by citizens and the positive points from that era too. You’ll see genuine relics from that time.and you’ll see genuine relics from that time.
End your tour on the waterfront, admiring the Vltava River and listening to your guide's final tale about the world's largest Stalin statue and its demise.
Departure Point :Michalská 432/12, Staré Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
Departure Time :2:30 PM
Return Detail :Wenceslas Square, Václavské nám., 110 00 Praha 1-Můstek, Czechia
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Tour operates in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately.
- You will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 3 hours
- We reserve the right to alter and change tour programs without prior notice due to construction, city closures for events, festivals and so on throughout the year.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Group size is maximum 10 people per departure. Mask is compulsory indoors and on public transport. No need to mask outdoors when social distance measures of 1.5 meters are kept. No headphones provided, the guide keeps distance but will not wear a mask outdoors. Please take your own mask with you.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.