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Private Prague Communist Tour of Occupations, Revolutions, WWI-II and communism – 3 to 3,5 hours

Private walking tour covering all the historical points among the communist era before and after.

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Highlights and Themes

  • The Revolution of 1848 and the anarchists
  • The anti-Nazi protests of 1939 and the assassination of Reinhardt Heydrich -  ‘The Butcher of Prague’
  • A museum visit where the Heroes’ of the assassination fought a fierce battle
  • The Jewish Town Hall and ‘The Final Solution’, the Old Jewish Cemetery and Hitler’s fake ‘Jewish Conspiracy’ and the Klausen synagogue - a ‘museum of an extinct race’ plan
  • The Prague Uprising of 1945 and the Communist takeover of 1948
  • Headquarters of the communist secret police, their party, the Gestapo, SS & KGB
  • Wenceslas Square, the 1968 Prague Spring and Jan Palach’s self-immolation
  • The world’s largest Stalin statue and what happened to it
  • Secret broadcast centre of the resistance
  • The Velvet Revolution of 1989 & split up of Czechoslovakia

Tour Price

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When

Walks can be booked daily year around! When booking just select your desired time.

Meeting Point

Private tour commences at client’s accommodation address 10 min prior to tour time selected please when booking have your full hotel name and address for us so we can send the guide to the right place to meet you.

Full Tour Description

At your hotel you’ll meet the private tour guide and they will start to guide you through the communist related sights and stories. 

On the tour you’ll see the most feared prison during Communist era as well as the secret police headquarters at Bartolomejska, where countless people were tortured using the most cruel methods. We continue to the National Avenue that saw the students protesting against the Nazi occupation in 1939 and against the Communist regime in 1989. Then go to a unique part of the city where we learn about the gripping tale of the men involved in the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich known as ‘The Butcher of Prague’.  Here we will learn about the way he was assassinated and then what happened to the heros who took part in one of the great assassinations of a nazi leader.

After we are on to Wenceslas Square, covered with tanks and debris in 1968’s “Prague Spring”, as the forces of the Warsaw pact crushed the reform movement. We will see the Gestapo headquarters, where many brave resistance fighters met their end. After this, we go on to Square of the Republic, named after democratic state of Czechoslovakia founded in 1918 and ironically the home of the Central Committee of the Communist Party. But the revolutionary connection in Prague goes even further back than that, in 1912 Lenin came to Prague on a secret congress, and before that Russian 'arch-anarchist' and rival of Marx, Bakunin tried his luck in the revolution of 1848.

During the Nazi occupation there were many secret broadcast stations set up by the resistance, involved in a cat-and-mouse game with the SS, culminating in the chaotic Prague Uprising in the last days of the war. The peace didn't last long, as only three years later, in 1948, the leader of the Communist party announced his intention to take power from a balcony right on Old Town Square.

The Old Jewish Cemetery had an important role in Nazi mythology as the centre of the Jewish 'world conspiracy', and this was one of the reasons why Hitler wanted to create a 'museum of an extinct race' right here.

During Communist times the Soviet KGB was omnipresent and we will have a look at their headquarters, ironically located just next to the former SS headquarters. We finish off with the weird and wonderful story of the world's largest Stalin statue, where it was located, what happened to it and when it was taken down.

Inclusions:Private English speaking guide, many stops for photos and questions, entry fees and public transport tickets during the tour

Exclusions: Food and beverages, gratuity/tip.

Infant & Children Policy

Infant: free up to 2 years

Children: free up to 12 years with paying adults

Booking Terms and Cancellation Points

  • Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 3 hours.
  • Tour goes in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately. Supplier not responsible for unforeseen delays or accidents or losses / damages.
  • Programs cancelled within 72 hours of travel date incur 100% cancellation penalty where no refunds are given.
  • No show or non-participation on tour/program will not be refunded.