Free WW2 & Communism Tour

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on July 08, 2020

Join the YouTube team Real Prague Guides aka 100 Spires City Tours for a free tour you will never forget (unless you drink too much beer after the tour🍻). We are a team of certified local tour guides who know how to make Prague's history fun! (Yes you heard it right! Fun and educational!) Most of us grew up in this city and know it like a back of our hand. So you definitely won’t get lost with us! So come and join us and let’s have fun together exploring Prague!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

On this tour, we will immerse in Prague's darkest period of history, which lasted from September 1938 till November 1989. Through stories of courage and hope, you will learn about the Holocaust and the fate of Jewish People in Prague. You will hear about the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich during the operation Anthropoid, the aftermath of which left brave Czech paratroopers fighting for their lives against 700 Nazi soldiers in the church of Cyrill and Methodius. We will show you the Dancing House where Valentine's Day bombing took place and the dorm where a student, whose story inspired the Velvet Revolution, lived. You will also learn about the Coup d'état of 1948, Prague Spring, the Invasion of 1968, why Jan Palach set himself on fire and where did the fall of communism and the famous Velvet Revolution start.
Itinerary:

  • The Neogothic Wing of Old Town Hall (Prague Uprising)
  • Stumble Stones -Maisel Synagogue (exterior)
  • Pinkas Synagogue (memorial for victims of the holocaust, exterior)
  • Winged Lion Memorial
  • Memorial of Second Resistance Movement
  • Wenceslas Square (Prague Spring, Jan Palach)
  • Rotating Head of Kafka
  • Narodni Street (Velvet Revolution)
  • Vaclav Havel Square
  • Dancing House
  • Anthropoid Operation
  • National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror (inside)


‼️Important‼️

  1. Our groups are limited to 30 people, which is one of the lowest maximum capacities in the city (other companies typically accommodate up to 40 people). If this number is too high for your preference, we recommend hiring a private guide. 
  2. We are unable to arrange alternate meeting points or assist latecomers in locating the guide, even if they message us via chat. Guides cannot send messages while they are waiting for customers or conducting tours. 
  3. Please note that this activity is not recommended for people with mobility challenges.

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Klárov 1, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana,...
    Klárov 1, 118 00 Praha 1-Malá Strana, Czechia
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    Klarov, Malostranska metro exit (there is only one)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Winged Lion Memorial
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Memorial of the Second Resistance Movement
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Pinkasova Synagoga
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Old Town Square
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Wenceslas Square
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Franz Kafka - Rotating Head
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Památník Sametové revoluce 17. listopadu 1989
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Vaclav Havel memorial
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Dancing House
  • 10
    Free admission
    National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror

    This is the highlight of the tour and one of the most important monuments to Czech WWII resistance. Nowadays, you can visit this museum absolutely for free!

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Mark 06 Dec 2023
Northallerton

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Travelled in group - Dec 2023
Fantastic thought provoking tour. Managed to engage us all with challenging topics but delivered in a professional and engaging way. Thanks for a fab tour and would recommend to all. Both tours we have done have been absolutely great
Lisa 04 Dec 2023
Bend

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
Great tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and walked us through the history in easy understandable way. Enjoyed the dry sense of humor and especially liked the additional visual aids/pictures/maps he incorporated.
Marie 24 Nov 2023
Manila

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Jacub gave us details of what happened in WWII. He is very engaging to make participants more active. Highly recommend to take this tour if you're interested in history. Thank you.
Jenny 22 Nov 2023
Belfast

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
Fantastic tour. Really informative Highly recommend
Lucía 22 Nov 2023
Seville

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2023
I went to this tour without actual expectations and left dazzled by the tour. My Guide was so passionate about the topic, and the quality of the information is sky high. I have been to other great tours, but THIS IS THE BEST FREE TOUR I HAVE EVER BEEN TO. I would defenetely recoommend it for anyone. If the topic intereses you on the slightest, you cannot leave Prague without this experience.
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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