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Itinerary
Meet your guide and begin your communism and bunker walking tour of Prague at the historic Powder Tower on Namesti Republiky, the meeting point of the city’s Old and New Towns. Listen to your guide’s commentary as you set out to explore the Old Town and piece together the key events of the country’s history. Hear about the formation of the Czechoslovakia Republic in 1918, the dark days of Nazi occupation and the liberation by the Russian Red Army in 1945.

Admire the monumental buildings of the Old Town Square and stand on the spot where Communist party leaders celebrated their victory in 1948. Pass historic points of interest like the Kotva shopping mall and the former headquarters of the secret police on Bartolomejska Street. Walk along Narodni Street, where students were massacred by state police on 17th of November 1989, and hear about the Prague Spring as you stand on Wenceslas Square, when the Soviet army crushed the nation's blossoming dreams of democracy in 1968.

Stop for refreshments at a local worker’s canteen, where you’ll have chance to sip a beer or sample popular Czech soda, kofola (own expense). Finally, enjoy the rare opportunity to explore inside a real nuclear bunker, dating from the 1950s.
Locations visited
The Powder Tower
Old Town Square
Wenceslas Square
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Overview
Step back in time and discover the history and hardships of life in the former Czechoslovakia on this 3.5-hour walking tour of Prague. Follow your guide to landmarks like the Powder Tower, the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square as you hear about the Nazi occupation and communist-era Czechoslovakia, and learn about key events like the Velvet Revolution and the Prague Spring. Finally, enjoy a rare chance to visit an authentic 1950s nuclear bunker. This small-group tour is limited to 10 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
Highlights
  • 3.5-hour communism walking tour of Prague, including nuclear bunker tour
  • Visit historic sites like the Powder Tower, Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square
  • Sip a beer or kofola (own expense) at a local canteen
  • Explore inside a real nuclear bunker dating from the 1950s
  • Hear stories about everyday life in Communist-era Czechoslovakia
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a personalized experience
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Thanks for the Tour Klara!

Klara, knows a lot of the soviet era stuff. i liked the tour a lot... the food she showed us.. the glass shop of that era, the pictures, the machines of the soviert era..she knew a lot of them and seems the study all about...More

Thank M Alonso D
klara_hajkova, Vlastník at Prague Extravaganza Free Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Alonso, great to hear from you back!! I was your guide and I remember this Communism & Bunker Tour, cause I show the glass shop very rarely (you were the lucky one ;). Thank you for your time writing such a positive feedback and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Highly recommend Dominik, tour guide

Dominik displayed an understanding of history appropriate for someone twice his age (24). He was highly informed, endlessly energetic. He is majoring in historical international relations and was born and raised in Prague. At the very end of our three hours I learned that he...More

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Dominik V, tour guide at Prague Extravaganza Free Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello there! Even though this has been a while, thank you for coming here to review my work! It really makes me happy to see that you felt great on my tour - as this is my main goal. I always try to put things...More

Reviewed 14 July 2018
A perfect way to know Prague and its history

we take two tours of Extravaganza the first one with Teresa, she have and extensive knowledge about Prague and its History she love the city and you can fell it. She make everyone participates so you feell quite confortable in all the Tour, she take...More

Thank Emilia L
Reviewed 5 June 2018
Interesting tour but very unstructured guide

The tour guide (David) was trying to tell a lot of facts during the tour and trying to give an iverview about the time of communism. However, he was not able to tell the facts in an ordered way and jumping always in time so...More

Thank Lea K
Reviewed 11 May 2018
Excellent Review to follow

By chance and not by design I went on three tours with Tereza as the guide including the one above, Old Town and Jewish Quarter and Charles bridge and Prague Castle. There were several things that impressed me other than her extensive knowledge of Prague,...More

Thank Dennis H
Dominik V, guide at Prague Extravaganza Free Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

It is a pleasure to read this! First of all, thank you for taking your time to review Theresa´s great work. She is indeed a professional. And also thank you for joining us for so many tours! Wishing you well, Prague Extravaganza Team

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