Between Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, World War II and communism, Prague had a turbulent 20th-century history. Learn about these events and their impact on the city, and see historical landmarks and top Prague attractions on a 3-hour historical walk.
What to Expect
Head straight into a dark period of the history of Prague on a 3-hour walking tour that takes you behind the Iron Curtain. Begin on Bartolomejska Street, passing an old prison the secret police used for interrogation and torture.
Continue to National Avenue (Národní), which acts as a border between Old Town and New Town. Hear about the students' protests that took place here against the Nazi occupation in 1939, and then the communist regime 50 years later. Then head to Wenceslas Square, one of the city’s main squares and the historic center of the country’s fight against communism.
Visit the Square of the Republic (Námestí Republiky), named for the independence of Czechoslovakia in 1918. Hear what went on in the city during World War II and communism and learn how during the Nazi occupation, secret broadcast stations were set up by the Czech resistance, culminating in the 1945 Prague Uprising.
Walk through Old Town, stopping to look up at a balcony from which the leader of the communist party announced his plan to take over the country. Next door, see the house where Albert Einstein spent time in the early 1900s during his work with the University of Prague.
Then pass through the Old Jewish Cemetery, which dates back to the 15th century, before continuing your tour to the former KGB and SS (Nazi Protection Squadron) headquarters. End your tour on the waterfront, admiring the Vltava River and listening to your guide's final tale about the world's largest Stalin statue and its demise.
Know Before You Go
The tour operates in all weather conditions.
Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures a more personalized experience with your guide.