- Historical walking tour of Prague’s Nazi and communist sites
- Great tour for history buffs!
- Walk through Old Town and to the old Jewish quarter
- See former headquarter buildings of the Gestapo, KGB and SS
- Learn about the protests that took place on National Avenue
- Visit Wenceslas Square and the Square of the Republic
- Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a more personalized experience with your guide
Departure & Return
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Please arrive 10 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.
What To Expect
Start along Bartolomejska Street, home to a former WWII prison once used by secret police to torture prisoners. Hear about this dark chapter in Prague’s history, and continue to National Avenue, a grand thoroughfare that divides the Old and New Towns.
Stroll along the avenue as your guide describes the student protests staged here against the occupying Nazis in 1939, and then against Soviet rule in 1989.
Continue to Wenceslas Square, one of Prague’s most famous squares, and the historical focal point of the Czech people’s struggle against foreign occupation.
Pause to imagine the square as it was in 1968 and early 1969, when Soviet tanks rolled in to crush the Prague Spring — a period of Czech liberalization that would ultimately presage the revolution of 1989.
Then, visit Republic Square, named after the 1918 proclamation of an independent Czechoslovakia. Hear about the square during WWII and how the Czech resistance established secret broadcast stations that ultimately led to the 1945 Prague Uprising. Learn how these struggles ended, ironically, when the square became home to the Communist Party three years later.
Wander into the Old Town and see other important sites, including the balcony from where the communist leader Klement Gottwald declared the takeover of the Czech government in 1948.
See where Albert Einstein lived during his work at Prague’s Charles University, and hear how his theories led to the invention of the atom bomb. Then, view the Old Jewish Cemetery and other landmarks, including the former headquarters of the Nazi SS and communist-era KGB.
Cap your tour at Letna Park on the Vltava River. Stroll along the riverside and hear about the world’s largest statue of Stalin, built here in 1955 and then destroyed in 1962.
Your tour then ends in central Prague.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Tour operates in all weather conditions so please dress appropriately.
- You will need to be fit for light continuous walking, for up to 3 hours
- We reserve the right to alter and change tour programs without prior notice due to construction, city closures for events, festivals and so on throughout the year.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- Not recommended to children under 12 yrs
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- OPERATED BY Absolute Tours
- For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
- If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms