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Free WW2 & Communism Tour

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

We are 100 Spires City Tours but you might also know us as Real Prague Guides on YouTube. We are a team of Prague-born tour guides and local experts whose passion for this city and its history is unmatched: Vaclav - Praguer to the bone. Studied guiding school (yes that exists) and is the cinematographer and editor for the Real Prague Guides YouTube channel. Nico - famed opera singer of Bolivian and Czech descent, who will show you a brilliant city full of wonder Jakub - Born in Prague. Dry Czech humour expert. Káča - Czech historian and architecture major. Kamil - Science has Einstein. Prague has Kamil. If anyone can make 3 hours seem like it’s 3 minutes, it’s Kamil. Our Free WW2 & Communism expert. Kuba - Not from Prague, but close (only 20 km’s away). Kuba works in education and in his free time…guides tourists in Prague 😅. Daniel - Czech actor! Yep! You can even have an actor guiding you. James - The only expat in our team, but trust us, he is good! His love for Prague might make you want to move to this beautiful city! Valery - the face of our YouTube channel. You won’t see her on the free tour since she mainly works in office nowadays but if you get lucky, you might see her at our meeting point. Prague is a magical city, full of history, and unbelievable stories that will make your jaw drop so far that you might need a traumatologist after visiting (some Czech humor). Book today for a chance to see beautiful Prague as we do.

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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

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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  • 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)

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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Faye 25 Sep 2022
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Travelled in group - Sep 2022

I would highly recommend this tour. We took the city tour first and I really enjoyed that but this tour was so information filled and included Kamil’s extensive knowl...

Cheri 24 Sep 2022
Grand Rapids
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Travelled alone - Aug 2022

This was an excellent tour, sharing such rich knowledge of the politics and structure of Czechia in the last century.

Karin 23 Sep 2022
Vienna
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

A great tour very informative and inspiring, three hours of suspense.

Karen 21 Sep 2022
London
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Travelled in couple - Sep 2022

This 100 Spires team is great. This was our 2nd tour in / days here in Prague. This tour covered more recent times in the nations history and Jacob was able to relay t...

Carme 20 Sep 2022
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Travelled alone - Sep 2022

I really enjoyed the tour with Jakub. A lot of history that brings you a good picture of the things that happened in Prague on the 20th century. Don’t hesitate to do t...

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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.
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