Overview

The 20th century is tied to the wave of Red Terror, which did not miss Czechoslovakia. After the Second World War, the communists easily took power in the country and established a tough rule of law that, in the 1950s, took the lives of thousands of people. The 1960s were freer, but the end of the decade saw the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, which brought tanks and foreign soldiers streaming through the streets of Prague.
You will also hear about the self-immolation of Jan Palach and Jan Zajíc, the following period of Normalization, the fear that permeated the era, and the heroism throughout. During the tour, you'll also get to visit the nuclear bunker once used by the officers of the Warsaw Pact.

This activity includes:

Gestapo prison - Communist Party Headquarters - Jan Palach memorial - Nuclear Bunker - Jan Opletal - Jan Zajíc - Wenceslas Square - Dissidents - Lucerna Palace - Národní třída - Velver Revolution memorial - Secret agencies - Cold War - Political trials - Prague Spring - Soviet Invasion - Velver Revolution - Václav Havel

    Traveler Reviews

  • “Engaging Tour Guide”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on June 18, 2018

    I learned a lot about the history of the city and loved my Tour Guide who was very passionate about the history of the city. Would recommend to anyone!

  • “Best Walkingn Tour”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on June 18, 2018

    I did the free morning walking tour and it was amazing. Mike gives you just enough history mixed with helpful tips to make you feel oriented within a new city. Would recommend anything he’s leading :)

  • “Cool and nice tour.”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on June 18, 2018

    I had a tour with Mike around the city center and it was really nice and I learned a lot about Prague. He took me with some other people from the tour to a traditional restaurant where we tried Czech...

Meeting point

Na Příkopě 14

On arrival

Our meeting point is situated in Na Příkopě street which you can access either from the bottom part of Václavské náměstí (Wenceslas Square) or Náměstí Republiky (Republic Square). Look for our Free Walking Tour booth that is situated in front of the Hamleys Toy Store. The nearest metro station is Mústek.

Things to note

Please come at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour.

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