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Free WW2 & Communism Tour - A Serious Topic for your Prague Visit

Join the Free WW2 & Communism Tour to learn about the most recent and most significant part of Czechoslovak 20th century history.

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Our Free WW2 & Communism Tour runs at:

  • Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10 AM.
  • Wed and Saturday at 2 PM (check our availability in the booking calendar)

On this Free Prague WW2 & Communism Tour, we explore Prague's darkest period of history, but we will also tell stories of courage and hope.

You will learn why was Prague not destroyed during the Second World War, you will hear about the Prague Uprising and how significant it was for post-war development. You will see the balcony from which the victory of the communist party was announced in 1948 and the square where Jan Palach set himself on fire after the invasion of the Warsaw pact army in 1968. Next, we will show you where Valentine's Day bombing took place and walk from the Dancing House to the Church of St. Cyril and Methodius, where brave Czech paratroopers were fighting with Nazi soldiers to their death, during the Anthropoid Operation, today it is a WW2 museum.

What will you learn?

  • How was Czechoslovakia founded and why did Hitler consider it to be originally a German territory?
  • What was the Munich agreement and how did the Second World War really start for Czechoslovakia?
  • Did the Czechs fight? What was the form of resistance?
  • Who was the Butcher of Prague and how was he killed?
  • When did the Prague Uprising take place and what role did it play at the end of the war?
  • What was the fate of Jewish people during the Nazi occupation?
  • Who were the best Czech fighters?
  • How did communism start in Czechoslovakia?
  • Why did Jan Palach set himself on fire?
  • Why was Czechoslovakia invaded in 1968?
  • Why do we call the end of communism the Velvet Revolution?

Where do we meet?

  • At Klarov, in front of the Malostranska metro exit. We will send you the picture of our meeting point and more information about how to find us in the confirmation email.

When does the tour start?

  • The tour starts at 10 am & 2 PM and runs every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

WW2 SITES WE COVER  ► Wenceslas Square ► Narodni Street ► Neogothic Wing of Old Town Hall ► Maisel Synagogue  ► Pinkas Synagogue ► Stumbling Stones ► Winged Lion Memorial ► Memorial to Second Resistance Movement ► Dancing House ► Hlavka College ► National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror ► and more...

 

WHAT IS A FREE WALKING TOUR?

A tour of Prague, where you are FREE to decide on the value of your own choice at the end of the tour. You can tip your guide in any major currency, or pay by card, we carry portable terminals.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Tour Length: 3 hours | Walking Distance: 3.6 km / 2.2 miles |
Tour runs: TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY | Starting Time: 10 AM (Wed & Sat also at 2 PM) |
Meeting point: Klarov, in front of the Malostranska metro exit - Address: Klarov, Praha, Czech Republic, look for a RED umbrella with big white "100" written on it, meeting time is 9:50 a.m.

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How to find us?

Easy peasy! Look for a giant red umbrella with a number "100" in white! We assure you, the person who is holding it is one of us (unless we got robbed :o). As soon as we get back to you with the confirmation of your booking, you will receive more details about where the tour will start. Also, you can find the meeting points for our tours with their respective addresses at the bottom of each page that talks about our tours.

Ready to go on an adventure with us?

Ready to immerse into the seven years of the Nazi occupation, hear the sad but also the brave stories of the Czechoslovakian people? Make your reservation and we will see you at the meeting point.


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Free tour Meeting Point

Accessibility by Prague Public transportation

By underground: Take the green (A) metro line to the Malostranska metro station. There is only one exit. Turn left when you go up the escalators. You will see our meeting point right when you go out!

By tram: Take the tram no 22, 15, 20, 18, 2 or 12 to the Malostranska tram stop. Be sure not to confuse it with Malostranske Square (Malostranske Namesti)! When you get off you will see the entrance to the metro (look for a green sign). Our meeting point is right there!

By foot: If you are staying close to Charles Bridge it is a 5-10 min walk to the Malostranska metro station. It will take you 15-20 min to get there from the Old Town Square and you will need to cross Manes Bridge.