For 1,000 years the city of Prague was at the center of European history. On this guided walk through the city you’ll visit monuments and landmarks dating from the Middle Ages and Renaissance through the ordeals and triumphs of its modern history.
What to Expect
Enjoy a 3-hour walk that introduces you to Prague's key monuments and familiarizes you with the city's thousand years of European history. Start out in Old Town Square, the ancient marketplace that established Prague as an important center for medieval trade.
As you walk through the winding streets of the Old Town you’ll see buildings and landmarks that reveal the social and political complexities of Prague’s multicultural past.
In Wenceslas Square you’ll hear about Prague’s 20th-century ordeals, while at the Municipal House you’ll learn about the most optimistic moment in the20th century, leading to Czech independence.
Your guide will take you on a walk through the Jewish Quarter, where you’ll see the oldest functioning temple in Europe, the Old New Synagogue, the ancient Jewish cemetery, and the Rococo Town Hall. Hear about the cultural and economic interactions of Prague’s venerable Jewish community with its German and Czech neighbors.
Your tour ends at the Vltava River, where your guide will tell you about the Czech political system as it continues to develop as a modern democracy in this period of post-Soviet revival.
- 3-hour guided walking tour
Know Before You Go
The tour guides are professors, doctoral students, historians, journalists, art critics, and published authors.