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Your 2.5-hour tour begins with convenient pick-up from your hotel in Krakow. You’ll commence your tour in an authentic Trabant vehicle, the iconic car of East Germany.

Travel to Nowa Huta, one of the world’s two fully-planned Socialist Realist cities, known as Stalin’s gift to Krakow. Track history through the architecture here, much of it driven by symbolism and ideology. Thanks in part to a campaign to build a Catholic church in the city, Nowa Huta later became a site of Poland’s resistance movement.

If you wish, you may upgrade to a 4-hour visit which includes a guided tour of a private museum and a memorable trip to a communist-era restaurant. Visit a communist-style apartment, sample pickled cucumbers, and try your hand at driving the Trabant for a truly transporting experience.

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Nowa Huta
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Overview
Catch a glimpse of life behind the Iron Curtain with this 2.5-hour tour of Krakow’s communist history. Join your guide in an authentic Trabant car as you explore Nowa Huta, the Socialist Realist suburb designed by the Soviet Union. You’ll learn about this fascinating feat of city planning, where each detail held ideological significance. An optional upgrade provides access to a private museum and a restaurant from the communist-era.
Highlights
  • Discover the history of Nowa Huta, a model suburb from the communist era
  • Travel back in time as you ride in an original Trabant vehicle
  • Explore Nowa Huta as a feat of architecture and urban planning
  • Hassle-free transport to and from your hotel in Krakow
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Reviewed 1 week ago
An excellent informative and different tour.

Our party of 4 were picked up bang on time from our apartment by the tour guides, and their two Trabants. We opted for the deluxe tour and we were pleased we did, as we had a great morning visiting Nova Huta, which included a...More

Thank Chris O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Another side to Krakow's history.

Picked up in a genuine trabant and driven around Nowa Huta. Experienced the real communist history of this area with very informative guides. 4 adults and 2 kids - something for everyone.

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile
Excellent

There were 5 of us so ended up in two Trabants, zipping around. Very relaxed tour however informative. Great way to spend an afternoon

1  Thank krispie41
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile
My best recommendation for Krakow

See the side of Poland that never gets recognized as a good location. Fantastic experience in the Trabant car.

1  Thank andrstov
Reviewed 19 June 2018
Nowa Huta is Worth a Visit!

We had a fantastic afternoon with Jurek. He picked us up exactly on time in the Trabant. Later he showed us its engine and fuel gauge (a dipstick). We had a lovely visit while he told us all about Nowa Huta and life under the...More

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palfy10
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Response from Chris O | Reviewed this property |
No problem, they picked us up from our Airbnb apartment, we just waited outside at the arranged time.
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17 May 2018|
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A lot of different stops for sightseeing and/or a drink. 90% of the transport is by car. Good fun 😀
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