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Prague’s History: World War II and Reinhard Heydrich

Product ID: 115348
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Take a look at Prague’s WWII history and come to a better understanding of how the major events of WWII affected the Czech capital. Hear all the local stories about Reinhard Heydrich and visit must-see spots significant to Prague’s wartime history.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Delve into Prague’s World War II past
  • Learn about the events that defined the city’s history
  • Discover the secret birth center ran by the Gestapo
  • Listen to intriguing facts about Heydrich
  • See the headquarters of Gestapo
  • Admire Prague’s Main Station architecture
Full description
Swap Prague’s Medieval history for its WWII past. Explore places with an important significance for the country’s wartime history and hear the stories about ‘The Butcher of Prague’, Reinhard Heydrich. Start your private tour at the Dancing House, one of the few buildings in Prague with a modern architecture style. The building is set on a property with a great historical significance and your local host will tell you everything about it.

Head down to Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, where you’ll visit its famous crypt. Hear all the interesting facts about Heydrich’s assassination, and how people resisted the Nazi occupation.

Take the tram to Petschek Palace, the headquarters of Gestapo. The neo-classicist building was the place where many interrogations and tortures took place during WWII. Stroll through the Old Town streets and pass by the statue of the kissing soldiers.

Enter Prague’s Main Station and be amazed by its Art Nouveau architecture. The place is full of history and hosts a monument in memorial of Sir Nicholas Winton, a British man who organized a rescue of Jewish children from Czechoslovakia. Hear the tales of Winton’s heroism and the monument called the Farewell Memorial.

Finish off your private tour in a hidden place only known by a few locals. Take a short ride by tram and hop off in a picturesque neighborhood. Discover a secret birth center run by the Gestapo, where women from concentration camps used to give birth. Feel free to ask your local host about the things that happened here, they know all the intriguing facts.

The knowledgeable local hosts can’t wait to show you Prague’s past in a local way. From main spots to hidden gems and unique facts about Heydrich, they know it all. Check out their personal videos and choose the local host you like the most.
Includes
  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • 2 public transport tickets
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Additional food or drink
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Dancing House, Jiráskovo nám. 1981/6, 120 00 Nové Město, Czechia

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Product ID: 115348