Overview

Despite the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the enforced Iron Curtain there are still many traces of Communism and its most famous legacies to be found in Krakow. Come visit the centrally-planned Socialist district of Nowa Huta were rugged steelworks and authentic Renaissance style houses built by the Soviets can be found. Originally this particular project was meant to be a model Communist city, which it didn't and instead became one of the centres of revolution and resistance within Poland.

Join a tour where you get to experience the district on a legitimate Trabant automobile that will surely make you feel like you have traveled back in time to the "good old days". Enjoy hearing stories and anecdotes from the daily grind and get a better understanding on how the life of the average Pole was under Communism rule on this fascinating Communism Tour!

This activity includes:

Local laid-back Crazy Guide - Hotel pick up/drop off - Trabant automobile - Nowa Huta district - Central Square - Residential units - Steelworks' headquarters - Soviet tank - Lord's Ark church - Refreshments in a Communist restaurant

    Traveler Reviews

  • “Felt like a resident of Nowa Huta for a few hours”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on August 20, 2017

    Met Maciek who is witty, funny and has studied hard to learn as much knowledge of Nowa Huta as he has. Maciek is definitely a fan of history and hearing him describe his childhood at a similar age...

  • “Fun and informative!”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on August 19, 2017

    What a fun, quirky and informative tour. Having booked the 2.5hr Nowa Huta tour, we zoomed around town in a noisy, stinky, bouncy blue Trabant. And it was brilliant! The tour guide was knowledgeable...

  • “Fun tour. A must do whilst in Krakow. ”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on August 19, 2017

    Really well organised and informative tour. A great insight into life during the communist era. The guides managed to make what could have been a dreary tour fun and engaging.

Meeting point

We pick you up at your accommodation

On arrival

After you receive the confirmation email, please send us information about where you'd like to be picked up.

Things to note

Please note:
-Old Trabants can break down out of nowhere and it's just part of the adventure. In that case we'll continue on another Commie car or we'll call a taxi.
-The tour is not focused on accurate history, more on stories and anecdotes.