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 more exciting than a rollercoaster ride at an amusement park. (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! Unlike other foreign-owned free tours in Prague, where guides have to pay high pay-ins just so their bosses can have a good time, we are friends and partners who share our finances to cover the costs of running the free tour in Prague. Finally: all of our tours are free tours, we won’t be selling you anything on the way 😎! 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
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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)

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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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  • 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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Massoud 29 May 2023
Vancouver

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Vaclav is a great tour guide. It was an informative and entertaining tour. At the end Vaclav took extra time to answer my questions and even recommended an Oscar wining Czech movie about the life of Ordinary Citizens during WW2. Highly recommended!
Ashley 29 May 2023
Lake Worth

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Excellent information, so happy I went!
Jay ... 27 May 2023
Leeds

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Travelled alone - May 2023
Very informative and explained very clearly. Really enjoyed the tour.
Harry 25 May 2023
London

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
Knowledgeable, professional, charming and fun- everything you could want on a tour of a new city!
Kalina 24 May 2023
New York

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Travelled in couple - May 2023
This tour was fantastic! It gave a great overview of the history of Prague starting in 1938 and the unique ways in which Czech history differs from general European/East European history. Jakub was super knowledgeable and despite the length of the tour, it did not feel tiring or dragged out. I would definitely recommend this tour even if you've seen the spots/memorials already due to the level of detail provided.
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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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