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
“Free tour with Lance”
Reviewed on February 20, 2017
We took and incredible free tour with Lance as our guide. He took us to all the old city and showed us different amusing places. He knows a lot about Prague's history and important data, and he also...
“Great afternoon tour at the Castle with Vaclav”
Reviewed on February 19, 2017
Had such a great afternoon with Vaclav visiting the castle and its whereabouts. Vaclav was so dynamic, smiling and funny. He knew so much about Prague's history and made it quite simple to...
“Praga tour with Vaclav!!!”
Reviewed on February 18, 2017
Great job Vaclav or simply V...Yesterday we did the Praga free tour in the morning and the castle tour in the afternoon...We enjoy it very much,V tell us a lot of story about the ancient and modern...
Na Příkopě 14
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.