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

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    Traveler Reviews

  • “Prague Free Walking Tour - amazing and so interesting”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on April 19, 2018

    I went on the Prague Free Walking Tour with Nico. I highly enjoyed every moment of the tour. Nico had so much knowledge about Prague and its history and was very engaging in the way he talked about...

  • “Walking tour with James”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on April 16, 2018

    James guided us on all the fascinating sites through Old Town and new town Prague. Tour was in English, very interesting and informative. The free walking tour is by far the best way to experience...

  • “Really Good Tours!”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on April 15, 2018

    I took the Prague walking tour with James simply because it left from my hostel, but he far exceeded my expectations! James’ knowledge of the city and its history seemed unending, and I found his...

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.