Find our what life in Prague was like during the World Wars and under 41 years of Communism on this fascinating guided tour of the city. Along the way, you will feel the winds of history and see the sights and explore the areas most affected during these years.
Highlights and Themes
- Prague’s 20th Century history from WWI to the present day
- A museum visit is included – here you’ll see relics from everyday life during the communist times
- Original Stalin monument
- The Prague Uprising of 1945 and the Communist takeover of 1948
- Headquarters of the communist secret police, their party, the Gestapo, SS & KGB
- Wenceslas Square, the 1968 Prague Spring and Jan Palach’s self-immolation
- The Velvet Revolution of 1989 & split up of Czechoslovakia
Dates & Times
All year around – 14:00
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Extra availability 1 April – 31 October the tour also runs on Sundays.
No tours any part of the day Dec 24, 25, 26, 31 Jan 01.
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 concludes in city center.
50 € Adults
48 € Students (with valid student card)
25 € Children (up to 12 years)
Infants are free up to 2 years
Full Tour Description
Duration: 3 hours
On this Communist tour, you’ll take a jump back in time to the most significant spots in history to understand the happenings of World War I, World War II and Communism, and how they shaped present day Prague.
The Communist Victory
After meeting at our tour center, your guide will lead you to the center of the Old Town where you’ll hear about the events that lead to Klement Gottwald announcing the “Communist Victory” in 1948. Then we’ll pay a visit to an original Stalin monument and learn about his influence here. Next up is the Square of the Republic (Namesti Republiky), named after the democratic state of Czechoslovakia founded in 1918. Here your guide will bring you up to speed on effects of World War I and how they related to the formation of Czechoslovakia.
To get a better understanding of life during Communism in Prague, we’ll visit a Museum of Communism where your guide will explain the day to day hardships faced by citizens as well as some of the unexpected positive aspects from that era. You’ll also get the chance to examine genuine relics from that time and ask any questions you might have.
The Prague Spring
From here, we continue onto the Street of Political Prisoners to see the seat of the Communist Party and headquarters of the much-feared Gestapo, a place where many brave resistance fighters met their end. Afterwards, we’ll make our way onto Wenceslas Square, which was mobilized with tanks and debris in 1968’s “Prague Spring”, as the forces of the Warsaw Pact crushed the reform movement. We finish our Communist tour near the National Avenue. It was here that the students protested against the Nazi occupation in 1939 and against the Communist regime in 1989. You’ll hear about the self-immolation of Jan Palach and see the monument to his sacrifice.
Our Communist tour consist of small personal groups and generally have less than 15 participants, making them interactive and personal and giving you plenty of chances to ask questions and get to know your guide and press them for local tips on where to go and what else to do.
English speaking guide, public transport tickets during the tour and entry to the museum plus many stops for photos and questions.
Entry fees to sights and museums, food and beverages except where noted, transport to the meeting point or from the conclusion point, gratuity/tip.
Groups over 15 people please email us: email@example.com