COMMUNISM & BUNKER TOUR
The walking tour starts at the Powder Tower in namesti Republiky, where you will hear the story of how the new Czechoslovakia Republic was formed in 1918. Discover the dark days of Nazi occupation and liberation by the Russian Red Army in 1945.
In the Wenceslasz Square you will learn about the 1960s when the Soviet army crushed the nation’s blossoming dreams of democracy in 1968. To learn more about Prague Spring, you could read our blog post here. The tour takes you up to the Velvet Revolution in 1989, signalising the end of this grey period of Cold War history.
Powder Tower at Namesti Republiky 5
Nearest metro stop: Namesti Republiky (yellow line)
How to recognize us?
Look for the guides holding a blue umbrella with a sign Prague Extravaganza FREE TOUR.
- Pre-WW1 period
- Foundation of Czechoslovakia in 1918
- Nazi Occupation
- Liberation by the Red Army in 1945
- Communist putsch in 1948
- 50s – Era of fear
- 60s – Era of hope
- Story of Alexander Dubček
- Prague Spring in 1968
- Jan Palach’s death
- 70s – Era of Normalisation
- Václav Havel
- Late 80s – Perestroika
- Velvet Revolution in 1989
- Post-communist period so-called as wild capitalism
- Situation of the Czech Republic today
- No reservation is necessary, just show up with your smile!
- However it is recommended to make a booking, so we can guarantee you a spot, as we limit the maximum number of participants to 15.
- For 400 CZK (16 EUR) spend 2.5 hours walking around Prague, seeing places of recent history such as Václavské Square (1968 Prague Spring, 1989 Velvet Revolution) and have a lunch or Kofola drink in an authentic canteen from 70s with your local guide. For an extra 300 CZK (12 EUR) visit a Nuclear shelter and evoke the paranoia of the 1950’s. The admission fee 130 CZK (5 EUR to a shelter is included in the price.
- We can also tailor this walk as a private tour. Contact us for more information.