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Prague World War II & Communism Tour

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Do you know what life was like in Czechoslovakia during its 50 years of totalitarianism? And why one of the most interesting Jewish museums is located in Prague? This tour is designed to give you a full understanding and bring you closer to the events that took place under this dictatorial regime.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English
Our WWII tour was awesome!! Our tour guide Jack was very knowledgeable about the events that took place during that time period and the atrocities that the Nazis did to the Czech people.

Jack also went over the events of being occupied by the Russians after the fall of Hitler. The things these people had to endure is just heart breaking.

He even took us off the beaten path for lunch and a pint and recommended a locals bar for us to check out that night after the tour.

Highly recommend this tour and hopefully you'll be lucky enough to have Jack showing you around!!
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Highlights

  • See the memorial on Národní St. dedicated to hundreds of student protesters
  • Learn what happened to the Czech paratroopers who assassinated the Nazi commander Reinhard Heydrich
  • Hear the stories of people who stood up against the regime at Wenceslas Square
  • Visit the former Gestapo headquarters at Petschek Palace
  • Listen to chilling WWII tales at the Old Town Square
  • Find out why several Jewish sights survived destruction at the historic Jewish Quarter

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Description

Together we’ll explore the most important sites connected with WWII and the communist regime in the country. First we’ll visit a memorial plaque on Národní St. dedicated to hundreds of student protesters who were brutally beaten by communist police.

After a short walk we’ll visit a museum founded in honour of the brave Czech paratroopers who successfully assassinated Reinhard Heydrich – “The Butcher of Prague”, but finally died in a battle against 700 Germans. The next stop is Wenceslas Square where many demonstrations against the communist totalitarian regime took place. You’ll be moved by stories of people who stood up against the oppression and were ready to put their lives at risk in the hope of possible change.

We’ll also take a look at the former Gestapo headquarters – the place that people feared most. Once you entered, you never returned. From there we’ll walk directly to the Old Town Square and the Jewish Quarter where several other WWII stories will be revealed. You’ll find out why Prague is still home to several Jewish sights even though it was occupied from the very beginning of the war.

So, are you ready to experience a completely different kind of tour?

What’s included & not included

  • Professional local tour guide
  • Heydrich Museum ticket
  • Public transporation ticket

Meeting point

Tour guide is going to wait at the bottom of Wenceslas Square in front of the fashion store called New Yorker. He's going to hold a lime green umbrella.

Reviews from travellers (27)

5.0/5

Prague WWII Tour
Our WWII tour was awesome!! Our tour guide Jack was very knowledgeable about the events that took place during that time period and the atrocities that the Nazis did to the Czech people.

Jack also went over the events of being occupied by the Russians after the fall of Hitler. The things these people had to endure is just heart breaking.

He even took us off the beaten path for lunch and a pint and recommended a locals bar for us to check out that night after the tour.

Highly recommend this tour and hopefully you'll be lucky enough to have Jack showing you around!!
Fantastic experience
Mike is a very knowledgeable guide we learned so much. And loved the experience.
Definitely we’ll use him again.
Great tour
Mike, our tour guide was great. He was very well organized and informative. My large family were the only people on the tour so we got to ask lots of questions and Mike was great with answering them. He is very knowledgable and passionate and proud of the history of the Czech Replublic.
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Tour operated by: Explore Prague