Learn about Prague during the World War II & Communism regime.
Tour in English Language
Meeting Point: Discover Prague Tours, Celetná 558/12, Praha 1
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Unimaginable suffering, unspeakable courage, crushed dreams and glimmers of hope: Prague tossed and turned in the 20th century’s storms whipped up by the great powers surrounding it. This tour sheds light on the dark times and their defeat.
What you will do:
We cover all the major events: The Nazi occupation that turned the Czechoslovak First Republic, one of Europe’s most progressive and industrialized states, into a nightmare, the life and suffering during Nazi rule, the Czech uprising, the fate of the German minority, the Communist coup and letdown, the euphoria of the Prague Spring, the trauma of the Warsaw Pact invasion, the grey years of Normalization, the persecution of the Plastic People of the Universe (Czech band), Charta 77, Vaclav Havel and the eclectic bunch of dissidents swept to power by the Velvet Revolution of 1989 and, for now, returned the government to the people.
What to expect:
This tour provides a moving, fascinating and entertaining account of the major events of the times from the perspective of Prague and the Czech people. The city has fascinating stories to tell about the clashes of the great movements of the century and the power of the powerless.
Most important locations in the city relating to events of WWII, the Communist period and the Velvet Revolution including:
Church of Ss. Cyril and Methodius (hiding place of Heydrich’s assasins)
and so much more!
By purchasing this tour, you are welcome to join a Free Tour which takes place every day. You will walk to one of the major sights in the Old Town, New Town and Jewish Quarter, the oldest parts of Prague, and you will learn bit more about city and Czech culture.
You will get the free tour schedule after the payment.
Entrance to the Ss.Cyril and Methodius Cathedral is included.
This tour is not suitable for disabled or wheelchair users.
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