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Prague: 3.5-Hour Communism and Bunker Tour

1. Prague: 3.5-Hour Communism and Bunker Tour

The walking tour starts by the Powder Tower at Namesti Republiky, where you will hear the story of how the new Czechoslovakia Republic was formed in 1918. Discover the dark days of Nazi occupation and liberation by the Russian Red Army in 1945. In the Wenceslas Square you will learn about the 1960s and the Prague Spring, when the Soviet Army crushed the nation's blossoming dreams of democracy in 1968. The tour takes you up to the Velvet Revolution in 1989, signaling the end of this grey period of Cold War history. You'll take a break for beer, kofola, or a snack in an authentic canteen of the working-class. Visiting a nuclear bunker from 50s will round off your communist adventure in Prague. You will also see historical photos of the events, people, buildings and statues, many of them now destroyed. To encourage dialogue, the group size is limited to eight people.

Prague: Powder Gate Tower Entrance Ticket

2. Prague: Powder Gate Tower Entrance Ticket

Access the interior of one of Prague’s finest examples of pseudo-Gothic style as you wander around the Powder Gate Tower, designed by architect Josef Mocker. As you stroll, admire various sculptures of former Czech kings, Bohemian patrons and saints, and religious characters such as the Virgin Mary and Adam and Eve. Learn about the history of the tower and how it was transformed from a former gunpowder store to the starting place of the Bohemian Kings’ Royal Path to Prague Castle. Climb up the 186 stone steps to reach the observation gallery located 44 meters above ground level. Here, enjoy panoramic views of the entire city and its many church spires.

Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Tour with Jewish Museum

3. Prague: Old Town and Jewish Quarter Tour with Jewish Museum

Learn about the long and often turbulent history of Prague and the Czech Republic on a guided walking tour of the Old Town and Jewish Quarter. Hear of the stories behind the house signs and statues of the Powder Tower. Walk to the Municipal House, where you will be astonished by the façade of the Church of St. Nicholas. Venture with your tour guide into the heart of the Old Town, where you will see the famous Astronomical Clock on the Old Town Hall, before making your way to the former Jewish Ghetto. Listen to the myths and legends of the neighbourhood, including the story of Rabi Loew’s legendary monster Golem. Learn about local Jewish traditions, and discover more about Franz Kafka's life and work. See the city's synagogues, including the oldest synagogue in Europe. See the site of the Jewish Town Hall, visit the Old Jewish Cemetery, and build a picture of life for the Jewish community throughout the history of Prague. Once you are done with the tour, your guide will hand you tickets to the Jewish Museum, which you can then explore at your own pace.

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What people are saying about Powder Tower

Tereza the guide was excellent. Her knowledge was extensive, she was extremely friendly and personable, her style of communication was precise and easily understood. She also added personal experiences from her childhood and family which made the narrative come alive. I highly recommend this tour

Our guide was lovely and charismatic, really made the experience worth while, and helped understand Prague in a different way.

super interesting, Tereza gave an insight into personal experiences - excellent knowledge, interesting and varied.

The tour was excellent. The guide was very friendly and the English was clear and easy to understand.

Such a great tour! Klara was full of info and personal stories and the bunker was so unique!