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Prague: Communism History and Nuclear Bunker Guided Tour

1. Prague: Communism History and Nuclear Bunker Guided Tour

Step back in time to a dark period in Czechoslovakia’s history. With an expert guide leading the way, you will discover what it was like to live in country under communist rule – an age of paranoia, spying, fear and violence. You will learn about the history of communism, hear cold war stories and about the biggest statue of Stalin ever built and the former headquarters of the former communist secret police. Afterwards the tour will lead you for a visit to Prague’s largest nuclear bunker. Built in the 1950’s, this bunker was designed to accommodate up to 5000 people. The tour will conclude with a trip to the nuclear bunker museum which will include cold war expositions and a special gasmask workshop.

Prague: Museum of Communism Entrance Ticket

2. Prague: Museum of Communism Entrance Ticket

Understand what daily life was like in Communist-era Czechoslovakia. Walk through authentically reconstructed spaces from classrooms to bedrooms, see original artifacts, and absorb detailed insights into the post-war history of the country. With your admissions ticket, you will be able to cover an exhibition spanning nearly 1,500 m² and 62 panels, focusing on the totalitarian regime that ruled the country from the February putsch in 1948 until the Velvet Revolution in 1989. Learn more about topics divided up into thematic sections, such as politics, sports, economics, education, Socialist Realist art, propaganda, the People’s Militias, the army, the police and StB (secret police), censorship, courts, and other institutions. Learn about show trials and political labor camps during the Stalinist era.   Get an authentic feel of the era and enter and interact with mock-ups of a shock worker’s workshop, a classroom, a child’s bedroom, and an interrogation room. As you make your way through the exhibition, gain a detailed overview with the aid of short videos, posters, and artifacts. Browse through a vast collection of photographic material from the Archive of the Czech News Agency, the Security Services Archive, the Archive of the Association of Forced Military Camp Laborers, and the personal collections of leading Czech photographers.   Take a break at any point during your visit in the museum café. Refresh yourself before visiting the cinema, where you can watch a short documentary about the communist era at regular intervals.

From Prague: Sazava River Canoe Day Trip for All Levels

3. From Prague: Sazava River Canoe Day Trip for All Levels

Leave the city behind and travel by canoe through deep gorge that Sazava carved just outside the capital. The gorge is full of not just incredibly dense forests and dramatic rocks but also little cabins that locals built in the late 20th century. The guide will give you detailed instructions at the beginning of the trip and you will have enough time to try steering the boat on flat water before you start. Your guide will be there for you any time you need assistance, though it is unlikely you will need their help after the first few strokes of your paddle. Going down the river takes about 4 – 5 hours including a few little breaks to breathe the fresh air and of course, you will stop for a small lunch en route. An added bonus of this trip is the way you get to the very starting point – by a local train line that cuts through rocky terrain with some outstanding stone-made viaducts along the way. You need no special gear for this trip. In case of very low temperature and rainy weather, it is recommended to use a wetsuit that you get upon request.

Prague: 3.5-Hour Communism and Bunker Tour

4. Prague: 3.5-Hour Communism and Bunker Tour

The walking tour starts by the Powder Tower at Namesti Republiky, where you will hear the story of how the new Czechoslovakia Republic was formed in 1918. Discover the dark days of Nazi occupation and liberation by the Russian Red Army in 1945. In the Wenceslas Square you will learn about the 1960s and the Prague Spring, when the Soviet Army crushed the nation's blossoming dreams of democracy in 1968. The tour takes you up to the Velvet Revolution in 1989, signaling the end of this grey period of Cold War history. You'll take a break for beer, kofola, or a snack in an authentic canteen of the working-class. Visiting a nuclear bunker from 50s will round off your communist adventure in Prague. You will also see historical photos of the events, people, buildings and statues, many of them now destroyed. To encourage dialogue, the group size is limited to eight people.

Prague: WWII & Operation Anthropoid Tour with Bomb Shelter

5. Prague: WWII & Operation Anthropoid Tour with Bomb Shelter

Learn about the Nazi occupation of Prague with licensed historian guides on a walking tour. See the scars of WWII that still remain on the walls and streets of The Old Town. Walk through the streets of Prague, enter Saints Cyril and Methodius Cathedral and hear about Operation Anthropoid.  Learn about the resistance operation to assasinate the notorious SS Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich. Visit a medieval underground space within the cellars of the palace U Kunstatu. See how it was used as an air-raid shelter and discover a private collection of WWII artifacts. Learn about the fate of Czech Jews while visiting the Jewish Quarter and confront some of the most difficult decisions people were facing at the time.

Prague: Communists and World War II Tour

6. Prague: Communists and World War II Tour

Take a history tour of Prague, focused on the dark days leading up to and during World War II and the post-war period of the Cold War and Iron Curtain. Visit sites where history is written large, from National Street to St. Wenceslas Square. Get connected with the ups and downs of political life in the last century. Hear stories about the most dramatic moments in Czech history, which brought about the establishment of Czechoslovakia. Your guide will tell you about World War I and how it led to World War II on streets where the Nazi Gestapo once ruled. Hear about the Communist Revolution and see a dramatic 30-meter high statue of Stalin. Follow the story of the Russian Occupation and learn how black-listed books were burned, why the student Jan Palach set himself on fire and what led to the Velvet Revolution. Find out how everything came to pass in the Czech Republic during the 20th century.

Prague: 3–Hour Communism and Second World War E-Bike Tour

7. Prague: 3–Hour Communism and Second World War E-Bike Tour

Join this unique electric bike tour and enjoy free entrance into the Museum of Communism. Relive Prague's rich and complicated modern history under Nazi Germany and Soviet Communism. Visit over 30 fascinating sites, monuments, and other significant locations. Get a deep insight into the culture and history of the main sites, such as the Victims of Communism memorial, John Lennon Wall, Kafka Museum, SS Headquarters, Jewish Old Town, and Second World War bombing locations.  See the birth place of the historical Velvet Revolution, a movement which would contribute to the toppling of the Communist regime. Visit the filming location of the 2016 epic war film, Anthropoid, at the Cyril and Methodius Church. The electric bicycles guarantee that you will cover everything without ever breaking a sweat, regardless of your age.

Prague: World War II and Communist History Tour

8. Prague: World War II and Communist History Tour

Travel back in time and explore the World War II and communist history of Prague on a 2.5-hour walking tour. Learn about the Nazi occupation that turned one of Europe’s most progressive and industrialized states into a nightmare and the turbulent years that followed. Hear entertaining accounts of major events from the perspective of the locals. Journey through the days of Nazi rule, through the Czech uprising, Communist coup and letdown. Relive the euphoria of the Prague Spring and the trauma of the Warsaw Pact invasion. Investigate the years of Normalization, the persecution of the Plastic People of the Universe and Charta 77. Hear how Václav Havel and an eclectic bunch of dissidents were swept to power by the Velvet Revolution of 1989. Visit the most important locations relating to these events, including the Municipal House, Jewish Quarter, Dancing House and Wenceslas Square.

Communist Walking Tour of Prague

9. Communist Walking Tour of Prague

Start your tour through Communist Prague with a visit to Wenceslas Square, site of the most important events in Czech history. See the Kotva 70s shopping center, Revoluční street, the Embankment and hotels Intercontinental and President. View Pařížská street and a view of Metronom, place of the infamously large Stalin monument. Listen to expert commentary as you check out Jan Palach's Square, the Original Death mask of Palach at Faculty of Arts by Olbram Zoubek. Then, cross Manes Bridge, see the Klárov and memorial of death of a young lady. View Kampa Island and Lennon's wall, Monument to Victims of Communism by Olbram Zoubek and cross the bridge of Legions. Then, walk along Narodni Street and the memorial of Velvet Revolution 1989. Your tour winds down at the Museum of Communism, where you will view an extremely moving 15-minute film and see, first hand, some valuable exhibits and artifacts. The museum is presented in 5 languages and the film has English subtitles. From there, you'll receive a 15% discount voucher valid anytime at the one of a kind Pub, Club and Restaurant "Propaganda" with over 200 original Czech communist artifacts from the Founders' personal collection. Relax with a famous Czech beer and hearty Czech cuisine and let the history sink in while your legs finally relax.

Prague: Communist History Tour in Trabant 601

10. Prague: Communist History Tour in Trabant 601

Learn about the fascinating communist history of Prague while touring the city in a vintage Trabant car. See the Strahov Stadium, Strahov Monastery, and discover how the Trabant 601 became a symbol of the Eastern Block. Meet your driver outside the Clarion Hotel in the quaint Old Town of Prague. Climb into a Trabant 601 and begin your tour back in time. Drive past the massive Strahov Stadium and discover its importance in the communist era. Continue to the ancient Strahov Monastery, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the historical Old Town. Return to the Clarion Hotel with a deeper understanding of Prague's recent history and a full overview of this unique city.

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The best part of this tour is the guide who was so fun and knowledgeable.. would have liked a bit more on the history and a little less on the actual nuclear bunker which was just ok... The tour needs to reduce the time in the bunker and increase the communism history content but we had a very enjoyable afternoon...

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. There were four of us and one of us had no great interest in the subject compared to the other three, but the excellent guide, Hannah, drew her in and our friend also enjoyed it. Excellent value for money.

We took the WWII tour today on 22 June , 2022 and we had a great time. Our guide was lovely and extremely nice. She explained with so much enthusiasm and was so so kind . It was one hell of an experience. Loved it

Very nice and informative. the guide was very energetic and passionate about his job. It was nice learning about communist history.

The trip was historically intriguing and informative.