The history and hardships of life in Czechoslovakia are brought to life on this walking tour through Prague. The Powder Tower, Old Town Square, and Wenceslas Square will all be on your tour route as you learn about the Nazi occupation, communist-era Czechoslovakia, and important historical events like the Velvet Revolution and Czech spring with a knowledgeable guide.
Visit a real nuclear bunker from the 1950s while you’re here. With a maximum of 10 people per tour, you can expect a more individualized experience.
- Walking history 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
Meet your guide at the historic Powder Tower on Namesti Republiky, the meeting point of the city’s Old and New Towns, and begin your communism and bunker walking tour of Prague.
As you walk through the Old Town, keep an ear out for your guide’s commentary as he recounts historical events. Hear about the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic in 1918, the horrors of Nazi occupation, and the liberation of the country by the Russian Red Army in 1945.
Hear about it. Admire the Old Town Square’s historic buildings and the spot where the Communist Party’s victory was celebrated in 1948. On Bartolomejska Street, you’ll see historic landmarks like the Kotva shopping mall and the former secret police headquarters.
Visit Narodni Street, the site of a police massacre of students on November 17, 1989, and learn about the Prague Spring while standing in Wenceslas Square, where the Soviets crushed Czechoslovakia’s democratic aspirations in 1968.
Visit a local worker’s canteen for refreshments, such as beer or the Czech soda kofola, which is quite popular (own expense). Finally, take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to peer inside a real nuclear bunker built in the 1950s.
Tour Communism & Bunker Tour is provided by the guides of the Prague Extravaganza Free Tour. Look for the blue umbrellas.
Republic Square (Namesti Republiky)
Learn how Czechoslovakia declared independence in 1918 and why Hitler was so interested in taking this state as first. Get to know some historical facts from WW2 which had an impact on the post-war development of the state. Find out why the communist party of Czechoslovakia won the elections in 1946.
In 1948 Communist Party of Czechoslovakia celebrated its victory in the Old Town Square. Learn about the 50s – Era of Fear. Working camps, manipulated trials, collectivization, secret police, life behind the Iron Curtain. See where the biggest monument of Stalin used to stand.
Enjoy a break in an authentic working-class canteen from the 70s. You can taste Kofola (the commie cola) or have 3-course menu lunch for 109 CZK (only cash accepted). Basic knowledge of the Czech language is an advantage.
In August 1968 the Prague Spring occupation took place mainly here and in Vinohradska street. Learn the truth about this Soviet peaceful help. In November 1989 people protested against the Communist Regime. This act is known as the Velvet Revolution. Learn about Vaclav Havel and other important figures of modern Czech history.
We finish the Communism & Bunker Tour in a nuclear shelter located in the upper part of Vaclavske Square.