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Prague: Communism History and Nuclear Bunker Guided Tour

1. Prague: Communism History and Nuclear Bunker Guided Tour

Step back in time to a dark period in Czechoslovakia’s history. With an expert guide leading the way, you will discover what it was like to live in country under communist rule – an age of paranoia, spying, fear and violence. You will learn about the history of communism, hear cold war stories and about the biggest statue of Stalin ever built and the former headquarters of the former communist secret police. Afterwards the tour will lead you for a visit to Prague’s largest nuclear bunker. Built in the 1950’s, this bunker was designed to accommodate up to 5000 people. The tour will conclude with a trip to the nuclear bunker museum which will include cold war expositions and a special gasmask workshop.

Prague: Museum of Communism Entrance Ticket

2. Prague: Museum of Communism Entrance Ticket

Understand what daily life was like in Communist-era Czechoslovakia. Walk through authentically reconstructed spaces from classrooms to bedrooms, see original artifacts, and absorb detailed insights into the post-war history of the country. With your admissions ticket, you will be able to cover an exhibition spanning nearly 1,500 m² and 62 panels, focusing on the totalitarian regime that ruled the country from the February putsch in 1948 until the Velvet Revolution in 1989. Learn more about topics divided up into thematic sections, such as politics, sports, economics, education, Socialist Realist art, propaganda, the People’s Militias, the army, the police and StB (secret police), censorship, courts, and other institutions. Learn about show trials and political labor camps during the Stalinist era.   Get an authentic feel of the era and enter and interact with mock-ups of a shock worker’s workshop, a classroom, a child’s bedroom, and an interrogation room. As you make your way through the exhibition, gain a detailed overview with the aid of short videos, posters, and artifacts. Browse through a vast collection of photographic material from the Archive of the Czech News Agency, the Security Services Archive, the Archive of the Association of Forced Military Camp Laborers, and the personal collections of leading Czech photographers.   Take a break at any point during your visit in the museum café. Refresh yourself before visiting the cinema, where you can watch a short documentary about the communist era at regular intervals.

Prague: Communists and World War II Tour

3. Prague: Communists and World War II Tour

Take a history tour of Prague, focused on the dark days leading up to and during World War II and the post-war period of the Cold War and Iron Curtain. Visit sites where history is written large, from National Street to St. Wenceslas Square. Get connected with the ups and downs of political life in the last century. Hear stories about the most dramatic moments in Czech history, which brought about the establishment of Czechoslovakia. Your guide will tell you about World War I and how it led to World War II on streets where the Nazi Gestapo once ruled. Hear about the Communist Revolution and see a dramatic 30-meter high statue of Stalin. Follow the story of the Russian Occupation and learn how black-listed books were burned, why the student Jan Palach set himself on fire and what led to the Velvet Revolution. Find out how everything came to pass in the Czech Republic during the 20th century.

Prague: 3.5-Hour Communism and Bunker Tour

4. 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: World War II and Communist History Tour

5. Prague: World War II and Communist History Tour

Travel back in time and explore the World War II and communist history of Prague on a 2.5-hour walking tour. Learn about the Nazi occupation that turned one of Europe’s most progressive and industrialized states into a nightmare and the turbulent years that followed. Hear entertaining accounts of major events from the perspective of the locals. Journey through the days of Nazi rule, through the Czech uprising, Communist coup and letdown. Relive the euphoria of the Prague Spring and the trauma of the Warsaw Pact invasion. Investigate the years of Normalization, the persecution of the Plastic People of the Universe and Charta 77. Hear how Václav Havel and an eclectic bunch of dissidents were swept to power by the Velvet Revolution of 1989. Visit the most important locations relating to these events, including the Municipal House, Jewish Quarter, Dancing House and Wenceslas Square.

Prague: World War II Tour with Bomb Shelter

6. Prague: World War II Tour with Bomb Shelter

Old Town walk bringing back Prague's darkest history followed by the bravest resistance action of all times. Walk with us through the streets of Prague and our lincensed guides will show you the scars of the WWII that still remain on the walls of The Old Town. Enter Saints Cyril and Methodius Cathedral and learn about Operation Anthropoid - a spectacular resistance action designed to carry out the assassination of SS Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich Let us show you an undergound Air-raid shelter and surprise you with our private collection of WWII artefacts. Hear about ordinary people facing the Nazi regime and rising up to become silent heroes.. After meeting our guides, we guarantee you will never see this city the same way as before.

Prague: 3–Hour Communism and Second World War E-Bike Tour

7. Prague: 3–Hour Communism and Second World War E-Bike Tour

Join this unique electric bike tour and enjoy free entrance into the Museum of Communism. Relive Prague's rich and complicated modern history under Nazi Germany and Soviet Communism. Visit over 30 fascinating sites, monuments, and other significant locations. Get a deep insight into the culture and history of the main sites, such as the Victims of Communism memorial, John Lennon Wall, Kafka Museum, SS Headquarters, Jewish Old Town, and Second World War bombing locations.  See the birth place of the historical Velvet Revolution, a movement which would contribute to the toppling of the Communist regime. Visit the filming location of the 2016 epic war film, Anthropoid, at the Cyril and Methodius Church. The electric bicycles guarantee that you will cover everything without ever breaking a sweat, regardless of your age.

Communist Walking Tour of Prague

8. Communist Walking Tour of Prague

Start your tour through Communist Prague with a visit to Wenceslas Square, site of the most important events in Czech history. See the Kotva 70s shopping center, Revoluční street, the Embankment and hotels Intercontinental and President. View Pařížská street and a view of Metronom, place of the infamously large Stalin monument. Listen to expert commentary as you check out Jan Palach's Square, the Original Death mask of Palach at Faculty of Arts by Olbram Zoubek. Then, cross Manes Bridge, see the Klárov and memorial of death of a young lady. View Kampa Island and Lennon's wall, Monument to Victims of Communism by Olbram Zoubek and cross the bridge of Legions. Then, walk along Narodni Street and the memorial of Velvet Revolution 1989. Your tour winds down at the Museum of Communism, where you will view an extremely moving 15-minute film and see, first hand, some valuable exhibits and artifacts. The museum is presented in 5 languages and the film has English subtitles. From there, you'll receive a 15% discount voucher valid anytime at the one of a kind Pub, Club and Restaurant "Propaganda" with over 200 original Czech communist artifacts from the Founders' personal collection. Relax with a famous Czech beer and hearty Czech cuisine and let the history sink in while your legs finally relax.

Prague: Communism Tour & Museum Visit

9. Prague: Communism Tour & Museum Visit

Start your walking tour by meeting your guide in front of the Museum of Communism in the city centre. After a short meet and greet you will head inside to commence your informative Communist tour. Together with your informative guide you will stroll through the museum as he/she provides you with fascinating historical details about Communist history and also personal anecdotes about life behind the Iron Curtain. The exhibition in the museum begins with the political development of the first half of the 20th-century and further covers all the major political events such as the Communist putsch in 1948, the Prague spring of 1968, and the Velvet revolution in 1989. Marvel at artefacts that were once of everyday use during the Iron Curtain. You will also learn about aspects of life such as the education system, ties with the Soviet Union, travelling, secret police, value of money, etc. After your guided tour you will also have time to walk through the museum once again on your own. After visiting the Museum of Communism you will walk through the Prague city center where all the major events happened. Walk through the Street of the Political Prisoners to the Wenceslas Square, further to the National Avenue, Old Town Square, and lastly, take a trip to see Jan Palach Square. Your tour will conclude in the city center.

Prague: Communist History Tour in Trabant 601

10. Prague: Communist History Tour in Trabant 601

Learn about the fascinating communist history of Prague while touring the city in a vintage Trabant car. See the Strahov Stadium, Strahov Monastery, and discover how the Trabant 601 became a symbol of the Eastern Block. Meet your driver outside the Clarion Hotel in the quaint Old Town of Prague. Climb into a Trabant 601 and begin your tour back in time. Drive past the massive Strahov Stadium and discover its importance in the communist era. Continue to the ancient Strahov Monastery, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the historical Old Town. Return to the Clarion Hotel with a deeper understanding of Prague's recent history and a full overview of this unique city.

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I went on my own and I had such a good experience the male guide was super informative with in-depth explanation on a variety of timelines ranging from 40s/ 80s. I highly recommend

Interesting to watch and the guide had good stories. A great piece of history and always just as fun to experience a socialist utopia that was completely detached from reality.

What a fantastic tour. I learnt so much and saw so many hidden gems. So knowledgable and happy to answer our questions! Very happy with this tour

Perfect, passionate tourguide! If your interested in the history the Czeck Republic went through in the last century, this tour is a must

It was ver informative and our guide was very nice