Free Prague WW2 & Communism Tour

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Our Free WW2 & Communism Tour runs at:

  • Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10 AM.
  • Wed and Saturday at 2 PM (check our availability in the booking calendar)

On this Free Prague WW2 & Communism Tour, we delve into the city's darkest period in history, but also highlight tales of resilience and hope.

Discover why Prague was spared from destruction during WWII, learn about the significance of the Prague Uprising, and see landmarks such as the place where the communist party's victory was announced in 1948 and the square where Jan Palach self-immolated in protest of the Warsaw Pact army's invasion in 1968. We'll also take you to the site of the Valentine's Day bombing, walk from the Dancing House to the Church of St. Cyril and Methodius, which served as a WWII museum and where Czech paratroopers made a valiant stand against Nazi soldiers during the Anthropoid Operation.

During the tour, you will gain insights into:

  • How was Czechoslovakia founded and why did Hitler consider it to be originally a German territory?
  • What was the Munich agreement and how did the Second World War really start for Czechoslovakia?
  • Did the Czechs fight? What was the form of resistance?
  • Who was the Butcher of Prague and how was he killed?
  • When did the Prague Uprising take place and what role did it play at the end of the war?
  • What was the fate of Jewish people during the Nazi occupation?
  • Who were the best Czech fighters?
  • How did communism start in Czechoslovakia?
  • Why did Jan Palach set himself on fire?
  • Why was Czechoslovakia invaded in 1968?
  • Why do we call the end of communism the Velvet Revolution?

Where do we meet?

  • At Klarov, in front of the Malostranska metro exit. We will send you a picture of our meeting point and more information about how to find us in the confirmation email.

When does the tour start?

  • The tour starts at 10 am & 2 pm and runs every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

WW2 SITES WE COVER  ► Wenceslas Square ► Narodni Street ► Neogothic Wing of Old Town Hall ► Maisel Synagogue  ► Pinkas Synagogue ► Stumbling Stones ► Winged Lion Memorial ► Memorial to Second Resistance Movement ► Dancing House ► Hlavka College ► National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror ► and more...

 

WHAT IS A FREE WALKING TOUR?

A tour of Prague, where you are FREE to decide on the value of your own choice at the end of the tour. You can tip your guide in any major currency, or pay by card, we carry portable terminals.

Tour Length: 3 hours | Walking Distance: 3.6 km / 2.2 miles |
Tour runs: TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY | Starting Time: 10 AM (Wed & Sat at 2 PM) |
Meeting point: Klarov, in front of the Malostranska metro exit - Address: Klarov, Praha, Czech Republic, look for a RED umbrella with big white "100" written on it, The meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the tour's scheduled start time.

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Tour Meeting Point

Accessibility by Prague Public transportation

By underground: Take the green (A) metro line to the Malostranska metro station. There is only one exit. Turn left when you go up the escalators. You will see our meeting point right when you go out!

By tram: Take the tram no 22, 15, 20, 18, 2 or 12 to the Malostranska tram stop. Be sure not to confuse it with Malostranske Square (Malostranske Namesti)! When you get off you will see the entrance to the metro (look for a green sign). Our meeting point is right there!

By foot: If you are staying close to Charles Bridge it is a 5-10 min walk to the Malostranska metro station. It will take you 15-20 min to get there from the Old Town Square and you will need to cross Manes Bridge.