Interested in modern history of Prague during World War II and communism? Do the names Oskar Fleischer, Jan Palach and Klement Gottwald ring a bell? Do you know what life was like in Czechoslovakia during the 50 years of a totalitarian regime? And why one of the most interesting Jewish museums is located in Prague? This tour is designed to give a full understanding and bring you closer to the events under the rule of a dictatorial regime, which had ruled our country for over 50 years.
Entry Tickets Included
- See the memorial on Národní St. dedicated to hundreds of student protesters
- Learn what happened to the Czech paratroopers who assassinated the Nazi commander Reinhard Heydrich at the National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror
- Hear the stories of people who stood up against the regime at Wenceslas Square
- Visit the former Gestapo headquarters at Petschek Palace
- Listen to chilling WWII tales at the Old Town Square
- Find out why several Jewish sights survived destruction at the historic Jewish Quarter
Together we explore the most important places connected with WWII and communist regime in our country. At first we’re going to visit memorial plaque on Národní street, talking about students who were brutally stopped by communist police. After a short walk we move to a museum dedicated to brave Czech paratroopers, who successfully assassinated Reinhard Heydrich – a butcher of Prague, but finally
died in a fight against 700 Germans. The next stop is a Wenceslas square, a place where a lot of demonstrations against communist totalitarian regime took a place. You’ll be moved by stories of people who stood up against oppressions and were ready to put their lives for a hope of possible change.
We also take a look on a former headquarters of Gestapo in Prague, which was a place people feared the most. Once you got in, you never returned. From there we walk directly to the Old Town Square and Jewish quarter, where several other stories of World War II will be mentioned. And you will get an answer why is it possible that we still have Jewish sights in a city, which was occupied from the very beginning of the war.
So are you ready to experience a whole different kind of a tour?
- Professional guide
- Museum of Heydrich Terror entrance
- Public transport tickets
- Gratuities (optional)
The meeting point for this tour is at the bottom of the Wenceslas Square in front of a fashion mall called New Yorker. Your guide is going to hold a lime green umbrella.