Guided tour

Prague: Communists and World War II Tour

4.3 / 5

36 reviews

Activity provider: Fun in Prague
Guided tour

Prague: Communists and World War II Tour

Activity provider: Fun in Prague

From US$ 23.80 per person

Travel back in time to World War II and the post-war Communist era on a 2-hour tour of Prague. Hear stories from the days of the Cold War. Recall the advent of democracy and the 1989 Velvet Revolution in places where history was written.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
German, Russian, English, French, Spanish, Italian
Pickup optional
Please wait in your hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Your guide will be holding orange umbrella.
Private or small groups available


2 hours
  • Křižovnické náměstí

  • Národní

  • New Town, Prague

  • Wenceslas Square

  • Republic Square, Prague

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Main stop
End point
  • Learn about the events that led to World War II in Prague
  • Hear about life under Communism post-World War II
  • See the 30-meter tall statue of Stalin
  • Walk down streets that the Nazis once occupied
  • Get connected to the politics of the 20th century
  • Discover how the creation of Czechoslovakia came about
Full description
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.
  • 10% discount coupon for the Museum of Communism
  • 2-hour walking tour with local guide

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    Meeting point

    In front of the Charles Bridge at Křižovnické square, next to the Statue Charles IV. The guide will hold an orange umbrella. The closest tram or subway station is Staroměstská.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Alcohol and drugs
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    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 36 reviews

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    The tour was very interesting. The guide was able to show us the most important places where the history events have happend. Also he was open to tell us what still is remaining in the heads of the people. Also we were able to ask whats currently on going in the city and whole country

    March 23, 2023

    This was an excellent tour. Our guide Magdalena, was from Prague and was friendly, interesting, enthusiastic and spoke excellent English. As well as showing us so many of the interesting places and sites to do with WW2 and communism, she shared some of her family's experiences during these times, including how her grandmother still feels about what happened over the years. Very interesting insights. As well as ensuring that we understood the history, Magdalena showed us other places of interest as we walked around the city.

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    March 23, 2023

    Die Tour war klasse. Wir hatten unseren Guide für uns allein und daher konnten wir die Themen nicht nur anhand der verschiedenen Orte erlaufen sondern auch das eine oder andere interessante Gespräch führen. Das war nicht nur für die im kalten Krieg groß gewordene West-Mutti spannend, sondern auch für die Teenager, die das Ganze sonst nur aus dem Geschichts- oder PoWi-Unterricht kennen. Unser Guide (Namen… ) war in einem Alter, wo er Teile der spätkommunistischen Zeit wohl noch selbst erlebt haben dürfte. Sein Deutsch war gut und wir hatten keinerlei Verständnisprobleme. Er war sowohl politisch als auch historisch versiert und hat für die Teenies die damalige Zeit lebendig wieder auferstehen lassen. Wir würden die Tour jederzeit wieder machen!

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    March 23, 2023

    Product ID: 63987