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

  • “Really good tour”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 27, 2017

    It was a really interesting tour with Kamil He has a fantastic culture and knowledge about the city and its history I definitely recommend this tour

  • “Wonderful”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 27, 2017

    I tried many free tours all around Europe and this is one of the most complete and useful I have done. Our guide was V, a very nice guy who gave us an overview on the many attractions in Prague, and...

  • “A wonderful experience!”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on March 26, 2017

    Without this tour, we would have never known all the amazing information about Prague. The tour started and ended right on time. Our tour guide V was the friendliest person. We were very satisfied...

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.