Learn all about the modern past of the Czech Republic during this historical walking tour around Prague. See the places that witnessed the Nazi occupation and the communist regime. Get a full insight into the Velvet Revolution and its hero, Vaclav Havel and visit the Museum of Communism.
Meet your guide in the heart of the Old Town – on a threshold of the Old Town Bridge Tower and set off on a fascinating journey to the past. After you enjoy a panoramic view of the Prague Castle – the proud seat of Czech rulers and presidents - you learn that not far from it once stood the largest statue of Joseph Stalin in the world!
Step by step your guide will cover all the major events of modern history. Learn about what led the Czech nation from the grip of the Austrian monarchy to an independent Czechoslovak democratic state. Find out about the suffering during the 2nd World War under the Nazi “Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia“ and about Operation Anthropoid. Reveal the methods and strategies of the communist regime, and the enduring influence of the USSR, as it seized power and transformed the formerly democratic state into a tough dictatorship where human life meant less than nothing. Imagine the euphoria of Prague Spring followed by Soviet tanks invading Prague in 1968, shooting at the building of the National Museum on Wenceslas Square.