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Krakow: Nowa Huta Guided Tour in Vintage Car

1. Krakow: Nowa Huta Guided Tour in Vintage Car

Get an interesting lesson about the history of Nowa Huta and see typical examples of Socialist Realist architecture aboard a Communist-era car. Learn where the large statue of Lenin stood on Aleja Róż (Avenue of Roses), and marvel at the grandeur of Plac Centralny (Central Square). Get familiar with the history of Polish communism by taking a ride in a classic Polish car of that era and visiting bomb shelters that were built around a city in the case of World War III. Take a stroll through the Central Square and Roses Avenue, where Poland's biggest statue of Lenin once stood. See the remains of Socialist Realism architecture and learn more about the urban layout of the city. Discover the city’s huge steelworks initiative, which was the reason for its foundation. Travel through time in either a Polish Fiat 126 model “Maluch,” Lada 2101, classic Nysa, Żuk, or even a soviet army van model UAZ 452. Upgrade your tour to the extended 3.5-hour option and include a visit to either a Cold War bomb shelter or a communist director's offices of steelworks.

Kraków: Nowa Huta Communist Experience Guided Tour

2. Kraków: Nowa Huta Communist Experience Guided Tour

Journey back into Kraków’s past with a guided tour of the Nowa Huta neighborhood. Explore Nowa Huta, a district which was built to display the ideal of a communist city. Despite being intended as an ode to Stalinism, the district became a meeting point for anti-communists and a hub for the solidarity movement. After being picked up from your accommodations in Kraków, your tour will being at the enormous Central Square (Plac Centralny). The buildings surrounding the square are a museum of communist architectural styles. See the spot where a monument to Lenin once stood. Visit a local bar for a shot of vodka. Continue to the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków and explore exhibitions depicting Nowa Huta’s history. See an atomic bunker and artifacts that were planned to be used should World War III suddenly break out. Take photos in front of a real Russian tank that was left in Nowa Huta after the war. Learn about the intricate system of underground shelters devised by Soviet architects. Stop by at the Ark of the Lord Church, a symbol of Kraków’s long fight for freedom and democracy, which was built by residents entirely by hand.

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4.9 / 5

based on 158 reviews

All round excellent trip. Awesome experience being picked up in such an old car and taken back to literally another time. The guide (Mateusz) was genuinely passionate about the topic and you could see he loved every moment of telling you all about his home town. A must do in krakow!

We had Matthew (with the long hair) as our guide. His passion for the history of the region and his work was evident, very knowledgeable and extremely friendly, offering us advice about the best restaurants in the area as well. Highly recommend this unique experience.

Amazing tour with very friendly Matteusz that has a great command of English; full of information complemented by personal anecdotes! Highly recommended if you want to know more on a recent period of Polish history...

Our guide Tom was really good please say a big thank you to him It was very well organised Many thanks

See a different side of Krakow + Poland. Very interesting+ enjoyable.