Prague Hammer & Sickle Communist Walking Tour & Museum Visit

Prague Hammer & Sickle Communist Walking Tour & Museum Visit

Duration: 23 hours / Difficulty: Easy

Highlights

  • Small-group with English speaking guide
  • Prague’s 20th Century history from WWI to the present day
  • Entry to Museum of Communism
  • Original Stalin monument
  • Headquarters of the Communist secret police, their party, the Gestapo, SS & KGB
  • Wenceslas Square, the 1968 Prague Spring and Jan Palach’s self-immolation

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.

After meeting in 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 you’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, you’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 tour continuous on Street of Political Prisoners to see the seat of Communist Party and headquarters of the much-feared Gestapo, where many brave resistance fighters met their end. After, you head to Wenceslas Square, which was covered with tanks and debris in 1968’s “Prague Spring”, as the forces of the Warsaw Pact crushed the reform movement. The tour concludes near the National Avenue that saw the students protesting against the Nazi occupation in 1939 and against the Communist regime in 1989 and where you’ll hear about the self-immolation of Jan Palach and see the monument to his sacrifice.

Schedule

All year round
14:30 - daily

Meeting point

Absolute Tour Center - 12 Michalska st., Prague 1 (written as: Michalská 432/12, entrance to the courtyard is opposite Hotel U Staré Paní) Map
Conclusion point: Tour ends in city center

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