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

  • “Julia is a great tour guide, knowledgeable and friendly”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on May 27, 2017

    We took the communism and Nuclear bunker tour. Julia the guide was fascinating, friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour and especially the tour guide.

  • “Great experience with two tours”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on May 27, 2017

    Today we did the free walking tour of Prague and the Prague Castle tour with this group. It was an excellent experience. V led both tours, and he shared a lot of good historical knowledge about all...

  • “Mike was great!”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on May 26, 2017

    Really informative walking tour of Prague Castle. Our tour guide, Mike, was really energetic and knowledgeable. Highly recommend him and the tour.

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.