Get to know the history of communism in Prague and secret plans of soviets for a nuclear war! Important events, fascinating stories, soviet propaganda, nuclear war plans and much more!
This tour will give you a shocking view of real life under the oppressive communist regime through stories of the great amount of people who decided to stand against it. We’ll explain to you how the communist party took over in the year 1948 and how they got rid of their political enemies in the 1950s.
We will also be talking about events of years 1968 and 1969, known as the Prague Spring, and try to bring you closer to the hopelessness and fear of Czech people, who experienced the invasion of the armies of the Warsaw Pact.
Later on we will visit a real nuclear bunker built in the 1950s, which was supposed to become a place for protection against nuclear bombing for the chosen ones. There you will learn interesting facts about the secret plans of the Czechoslovak military which they were commanded to follow in case of a nuclear war and how the country would work after the bombing. We will also give you fascinating information about the spying techniques used by the Communists and about the lives of border guards who were protecting the Iron Curtain. Lastly, you’ll see original police equipment, military uniforms, border guard’s equipment and weapon and collection of soviet transmitters.
Departure: 10:00am or 2:00pm
Duration: 2 hours
Meeting point: Staroměstské náměstí 1/3
The meeting point for this tour is at the Old Town Square in front of the Old Town Hall (red building next to the Astronomical Clock). Your guide is going to hold a lime green umbrella.