Nazism and Communism Tour

Carlos IV wanted to make his kingdom capital a first-rate political and cultural centre.

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3 hours
12,00 €
0 Adults*
0 Students**
* Students under 14 years of age can join the tours for free but 1·2·Tours does not bear the costs derived from them
** Students have to be under 25 years of age and duly identified.
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Some spots of interest of the Nazism and Communism Tour

  • The conflict with the Germans
  • The First World War
  • Creation of Czechoslovakia
  • Munich Conference
  • The Second World War
  • Operation Anthropoid
  • Carlos Square
  • Lucerna Passage
  • Prague Spring
  • The Velvet Revolution

What will you find in this tour?

There was a time when Prague was not spoken of in singular, this is so because until the end of the 18th century, for administrative purposes there was not one, but several "pragues". One of these divisions was the famous New City of Carlos IV. This distinguished monarch wanted to make his kingdom capital a first-rate political and cultural centre. A city that will compete in splendour with Italian cities and Paris itself, regardless of the cost. Thanks to the huge amount of silver that flowed from the mines of Kutná Hora, the determined monarch was able to undertake a pharaonic expansion of his city. Large markets, buildings and monuments decorated well-planned and cleaned-up streets. Over time, wars and other ups and downs destroyed many of these buildings. In their place, new ones emerged in the heat of fashion, giving it this current look, a result of the mixture of styles and the passing of the years.

During our visit we will use the most emblematic places to understand this very interesting part of Prague. For this we will make a historical tour that begins in the Late Middle Ages and ends at the present time, with special emphasis on the events experienced throughout the 20th century.

The tour starts in the Bethlehem Square. Although it is not well known, it is a place of vital importance to the history of this country, since it was here where the famous religious reformer Jan Hus made important proclamations.

Walking through alleys, we will reach the Moldaba River, where among many other monuments, the National Theatre stands majestically, authentic pride of Czech culture.

Walking along the riverbank, we will visit the Dancing House, one of Prague's icon today, to finally reach the Orthodox Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius.

This place deserves separate treatment. In his crypt, you will get to know first-hand about the assassination that put an end to Reinhard Heydrich's life - known as the "Butcher of Prague", who ruled the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia with an iron fist. An interesting exhibition works as an opener before going to the Memorial underground, where the members of the commando unit responsible for ending the Reichsprotektor are honoured. You can still see the bullet holes in this improvised final resistance, in which they tried in vain to escape alive from the Gestapo.

The visit continues through Charles Square to finally meet the nerve centre of the city, named after the Patron Saint of the country: Wenceslao. The square's huge proportions (more than 600 metres) are crowned by the harmonious National Museum. Given its size, this square has witnessed many of the most important recent events, such as the declaration of independence; the Nazi occupation and liberation; the Prague Spring; or the famous Velvet Revolution that put an end to the communist dictatorship in 1989.

Learn about this impressive history from the hand of our qualified guides on a tour you will not remain indifferent.

Kristin Marshall

We had a wonderful walking tour with Scott! He is a wealth of information, kind and funny. Booking the tour and connecting with the guide was very easy. At the conclusion of the tour, we could've kept going it was so engaging. A highlight of our time in Prague!

Regardt Van Rooy

We had a great and very insightful Prague Old City tour with tour Guide Sean. He was great and very knowledgeable sharing all the interesting facts with a great sense of humor, making our tour a lot of fun. In fact, so much fun we decided to join him the same afternoon for the Castle tour as well and again he ensured for a fun and interesting walking tour.

Marta Campelo

One of the best walking tour I’ve done. Scott is not a local, but it feels like it. He knows everything about the history, the culture and the beers. Ask him for recommendations and he will give you all the options. Thank you, Scott!

Oliver Bishop

We did an old town tour with Sarah. She led a fantastic tour with excellent historical knowledge which really helped build our understanding of the city and its history. Sarah's style was really engaging and she was openly approachable for questions and recommendations on all aspects of the city. The tour was around 2.5 hours with a 15 minute break for coffee and to warm up, but it didn't feel long. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Prague for the first time!

Vivien Dittner

We enjoyed the Prague walking tour (old town, new town and Jewish quarter) a lot! Our tour guide Ian shared many interesting insights into Prague's history with us. The tour was very entertaining and informative and Ian has a great sense of humor as well :)

Keren-Or Peretz

This tour for me was essential, in order to see and experience Prague with a context.
Scot was absolutely lovely: informative but not heavy. Fun, interesting, very articulate and easy to understand. He obviously is passionate about Prague and it's history, people, culture, politics- which makes you as passionate. Thank you Scott for a fantastic tour and for great recommendations for our time in Prague.

Borislav Georgiev

We were on the New Town tour with Paul. I can’t recommend it enough. It was exactly as I was hoping for as I wanted to get a better understanding of the locals’ recent history and culture. One can see that Paul is passionate about history. He shared many interesting historical facts but also some great tidbits like where is the best place to buy chimney cakes or beer.

Lauren Smyth

Initially my partner and I had just booked the morning Old Town tour but we loved it so much that we came back for the afternoon Castle Tour. I actually think most people on the tour did the same as us. The main reason for this was due to our tour guide Aris. He was a brilliant tour guide, full of knowledge with a great sense of humour. I would highly recommend doing this tour on your first day so you fully appreciate the beauty and history of Prague. It was the highlight of our trip. Thanks Aris

Helen

We had Ian on an Old Town tour and he was absolutely amazing! One of our favourite walking tours we’ve done in Europe! Great mix of history, stories and humour - all done in an easy to understand manor. He was very knowledgeable and super helpful! Would highly, highly recommend this tour!

Thaléa B (Lum')

Easy booking and great experience with the 2 tours we've done with these guys. We took the old city tour and the castle tour : both were fun and informative, I'd definitely recommend booking these tours! You'll learn lots of stuff about history, culture, and notice details you wouldn't have noticed by yourself.

Jim Andrews

The Prague tour with Sarah was awesome! The weather was cold and wet, but Sarah had the energy to keep us all engaged and moving. The morning tour was so good, I signed up for the afternoon tour!! The passion Sarah has for her craft made this one of my most memorable days in my life. Thanks Sarah!

resenas-praga-tit12

I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to go on both of the free walking tours that is offered, I would highly recommend doing both. Paul was amazing for the Old Town and Jewish Quarter, and Scott was absolutely wonderful too for the tour of the Prague Castle. Loved it!