This tour sheds light on the dark times and their defeat and provides a moving, fascinating and even entertaining account of the major events of the times from the perspective of Prague and the Czech people. See the most important locations in the city relating to events of WWII, the Communist period and the Velvet Revolution.
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. The city has fascinating stories to tell about the clashes of the great movements of the century and the power of the powerless.
All major events will be covered: 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, Václav 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.
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.