Duration: 3,5 hours
Absolute Tour Center – 12 Michalska st., Prague 1
(written as: Michalská 432/12, entrance to the courtyard is opposite Hotel U Staré Paní)
Conclusion point: Tour ends in city center.
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Highlights and Themes
- Small-group with English speaking guide
- Prague’s 20th Century history from WWI to the present day
- Entry to the Museum of Communism
- Original Stalin monument
- Headquarters of the Communist secret police, their party, the Gestapo, SS & KGB
- Wenceslas Square, the 1968 Prague Spring and Jan Palach’s self-immolation
English speaking guide
Public transport tickets during the tour
Food and beverages
Transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point
Know before you go
Participants will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 3 hours.
Not recommended to infants!
Tour goes in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately.
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund. No show or non-participation on the tour will not be refunded
Take a jump back in time to the most significant historical spots to understand the happenings of World War I, World War II and Communism, and how they shaped present day Prague.
Start off from the center of Old Town where you’ll hear about the events that lead to Klement Gottwald announcing the “Communist Victory” in 1948. After visiting the Stalin monument and learning about his influence you walk through the Square of the Republic (Namesti Republiky), named after the democratic state of Czechoslovakia established in 1918.
In the Museum of Communism your guide will explain the day to day hardships faced by citizens and some of the unexpected positive aspects from that era. Travel back in time and see genuine relics.
The tour continuous on Street of Political Prisoners to see the seat of Communist Party and headquarters of the much-feared Gestapo, where many brave resistance fighters met their end. Next, you head to Wenceslas Square, which was covered with tanks and debris in 1968’s “Prague Spring”, as the forces of the Warsaw Pact crushed the reform movement. Conclusion point is near the National Avenue that saw the students protesting against the Nazi occupation in 1939 and against the Communist regime in 1989 and where you’ll hear about the self-immolation of Jan Palach and see the monument to his sacrifice.