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

Our Guides

    Traveler Reviews

  • “Free Walking Tour & Communist (Red) Tour with Kamil”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on July 23, 2017

    Excellent walking tours - we did both on two different days. General Tour: Amazing general advice for food, drink, what to see etc. as well as giving personal stories of experiences and the Cold War...

  • “Brilliant ”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on July 23, 2017

    Rafa is a fountain of knowledge and gave an excellent, passionate tour of this beautiful city. Couldn't recommend it enough.

  • “Walking tour with Mike”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on July 23, 2017

    Did the free walking tour with Mike. He included a lot of persona in his tour so you are not only getting the tour, you are getting an awesome guide in him. His colorful and bright examples and...

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.