1. Poland
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  3. Wroclaw

Wroclaw Communist Tour

Product ID: 132432
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During this walk, you will learn how the city has freed itself from ruins and turned into one of the fastest developing cities in Poland, with an unemployment rate of less than 3%.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM
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English, German
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Learn about everyday life in a communist country
  • Discover the paradox of the central planned economy
  • Listen to how students fought against the communists
  • See good and bad communist architecture
Full description
One of the last pages of the city’s history is connected with the post-war period. Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt made the decision to move the borders. Breslau was renamed to Wroclaw and the Germans had to leave the city. The Polish people from different parts of the country came to the west to start their new life. Not everyone who came to Wroclaw after World War II, did so voluntarily. Many of them were forced to leave the eastern part of the country, which was under the Soviet authorities after the war.

The end of the war was at the same time the beginning of the communist period in Polish history. This was a period of propaganda, central administration, planned economy and reconstruction, but also a time of hope for a better future and a struggle for freedom in Poland. You will see the most important places connected with the communist period: the New Market, typical post-war school, good communist architecture next to the Grunwaldzki Bridge and the Monument of the Anonymous Pedestrians. 

Find out more about everyday life in a communist country and about the paradox of the central planned economy, where plans indeed were good, but implementation was not necessarily successful. Moreover get to know how the students fought with laughter against the Communists. Thanks to these stories, you shall discover how the citizens created a brand new identity that is nowadays visible in the streets.
  • Professional local guide
  • Free travel consultation with the guide
  • Food and drink recommendations

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Meeting point

Marktplatz (Glassbrunnen).

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