Prague: World War II and Communist History Tour

Prague: World War II and Communist History Tour

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Take a moving journey through the unimaginable suffering and unspeakable courage of the people of Prague in the 20th century. Learn the World War II and communist history of the city at key locations.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Visit the most important locations relating to events of the Communist era
  • Learn about the Nazi occupation and resistance
  • Discover where the Nazi head of the security services was assassinated
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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.
  • 2.5-hour walking tour
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    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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      Meeting point

      Meet your guide at the local operator's office, Prague 1, Celetná 12, (inside the passageway) first office on the right.

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      4.6 /5

      based on 113 reviews

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      A must-do when in Prague! Our guide, Zac, was an excellent historian and storyteller. He paints pictures with his words that make history come alive right in front of you as you walk the streets where major events of Czech history during WWII and the Velvet Revolution took place. My history buff husband and I highly recommend this tour and Zac in particular!

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      December 22, 2019

      We went on the WW2 and communism tour of Prague with our tour guide, Tony. Tony was an excellent guide and was highly informative and knowledgeable on the subjects. The tour covered a range of sites and is a must for anyone visiting Prague. The tour was well organized by the company, discover-Prague and departed promptly from the meeting point and finished on time. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in this era of history.

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      December 21, 2019

      Zach, with Discover Prague Tours, was a very informative and educational guide. He made the stories come alive and was very animated in his delivery. We learned about the transition between WWII and Nazi occupation to Communist rule. Among lots of other things, we learned about the Czech plot to assassinate a high-ranking Nazi SS officer, the retribution of the Nazis after it, life during Communism, and the Velvet Revolution. We liked how Zach didn’t try to whitewash any of the complicity of the politicians or sanitize the realities of this dark period. As a native English speaker, he was easy to understand, too. This was one of the best tours we have done and would highly recommend it.

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      October 30, 2019

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