Immerse yourself in Prague's turbulent modern history and learn about the important events and people of the Communist era. See the Spanish Synagogue, the Astronomical Clock and the Wenceslas Square. Extended option: visit the Communism Museum.

  • Learn about World War Two and the Communist era from a History Expert Guide
  • Hear the details of the bloody Prague Uprising at the Old Town Square
  • Discover the events of the Velvet Revolution at the Wenceslas Square
  • Familiarize yourself with the victims and the heroes of Prague’s occupation and liberation
  • Visit the Communist Museum to better understand the Communist regime (only in 4-hour option)

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On this WWII and Communism-themed tour you will discover the turbulent events of the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, the Operation Anthropoid, the 1945 Uprising, the Salinization and the Velvet Revolution. Get to know the events and personalities of Prague’s occupation and liberation.

The 2-hours walking tour will start with a walk through Josefov, which is one of the best preserved Jewish Ghettos in Europe. You will see the Maisel Synagogue and the Spanish Synagogue and hear about the horrors of the transportation of Czech Jews to the Theresienstadt concentration camp and Hitler’s horrific plan to create the “museum of the extinct race”.

Prague played an important part in defeating the Nazi regime. Your Private Guide will give you the details of the Prague Uprising at the Old Town Square. You will see the iconic Astronomical Clock on the facade of the Old Town Hall, which suffered heavy damage during the bloody battles of May 5-9, 1945. The involvement of the Red Army in the liberalization of the city was later used by the Czechoslovak Communist Party to increase the support for communism.

Next, you will walk to the Petschek Palace, the former seat of the Gestapo headquarters. On the corner of the building you will find a memorial plaque dedicated to the Czech resistance and you will hear of their efforts, interrogations and tortures. The tour will end on the historic Wenceslas Square, which was used by the Nazis for mass demonstrations and where the mass demonstrations of the 1989 Velvet Revolution took place.

Choose the extended 4-hours option to visit the Museum of Communism to get an insight into the life in Communist-era Czechoslovakia. The museum covers the events from the four decades of communist rule in the country, including the Cold War, Prague Spring, Soviet Invasion of 1968, suicide of student Jan Palach, and the Velvet Revolution. You will hear the stories of the totalitarian regime, propaganda, censorship, political trials and executions. This is a must-see to gain a true understanding of Praguers heroic efforts to gain independence and democracy.

  • Private WWII and Communism-themed Tour of Prague’s Old Town and the Museum of Communism (number of attractions depends on the selected option)
  • History Expert-Guide who is fluent in the language of your choice
  • Lots of information about the WWII and Communism-era events and personalities
  • Visiting monuments to the Prague Uprising and the Velvet Revolution
  • Regular tickets to the Museum of Communism (only in 4-hour option)
  • Tickets to the Museum of Communism (in 2-hour option)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the World of Franz Kafka, Nám. Franze Kafky 16/1, 110 00 Staré Město, Czechia.

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What you should know

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information.
  • Please note that the number of attractions depends on the selected option. Tickets to the Museum of Communism are not included in the basic 2-hour option.