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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?

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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. (At the bottom of Wenceslas Square)

Reviews from travellers (30)

5.0/5

Love it
The best!! You will not regret taking up this tour. Mike is very knowledgeable and patient. It is very worth the money spent, I definitely enjoyed it very much. Would highly recommend this
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Beat tour in Prague
We took 4 tours in Prague on our journey through Czech and Germany and this was the best tour we had. Our tour was the best and made our tour so personalized because he knew I worked in construction and brewed my own beer so he took us by some local architectural buildings and a local pub to try his favorite beer during our tour. Fantastic experience overall and learned a lot about the communism history in Prague. Highly recommend!
Excellent! Do not miss this tour!
Our tour with Jack (Honza) was fabulous. He was very interested and informative on the subject ...and helped us understand what the Czech Republic went through during years of being occupied by fascists and communists. If you are at all interested in history ...and knowing what this world should prevent happening again ...do not miss this tour! Richard and Angela
Intense history lesson
We enjoyed the spectacular ww2 and communism Tour which took us around a few important landmarks in the center of the City. We learned a lot and Can recommend the Tour.
Wonderful tour!
THe tour I took was actually WW II (not Communism) with Mike (I think that was his name - or, the Anglicized version of his name). It was super informative, and even though it was 3.5 hours, we had two long "breaks," which I really liked. The first was in a garden where Mike filled us in on some aspects of WWII, and the second was in a cafe - where we could pretend to be "like locals" while we discussed WWII again. It was never boring or repetitive.

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Michal was outstanding. We were a group of 16. All were seniors but two. The train ride was comfortable and relaxed. Michal was very accommodating and professional in every discussions, from history to architectural design. The lunch was one of the best we had for value and taste throughout our entire trip. There was so much to see in Kutna Hora. It's highly recommended for anyone to include a day tour to Kutna Hora if one were to visit Prague.
Great tour
Michal from Explore Prague was our guide. It was a great tour with the right mix of historical facts and legends. We can only recommend it!! It's the best way to explore a city when you have only a few days.
Great Tour!
Mike was our tour guide and he gave us a great tour. We enjoyed seeing some things that we most certainly would have missed had we not taken this Hidden Gems of Prague tour.

Surprisingly, one of the things we’re still talking about is the never stopping elevator he showed us. We learned how the tram works and we saw churches that we wouldn’t have seen because of their being off the beaten path. It was a great tour for the four of us who took it!
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