This 2.5-hour* walking tour will give you a vivid insight into what life was like behind the Iron Curtain in the former Czechoslovakia.
Travel through Prague’s New Town as we take you to some of the most significant sights that are associated with the political liberalisation effort of the Prague Spring, the subsequent Russian invasion to stop it and the gentle but steady Velvet Revolution that brought about the end of the Communist Era.
Listen to stories about the lives and experiences of the local people during this intense period and understand how it has affected the current attitudes of Czechs and their way of living.
Join us as we journey through one of the most talked about periods in the Czech Republic.
The Red Prague Tour: Behind the Iron Curtain usually ends by the National Theater.
*Average tour length. The independent guides with whom we work have your best interests in mind; while the tour usually includes the sites and stories above and lasts this long, your tour may vary depending on what your guide thinks is best for your group!
- Old Town Square
This 2.5-hour walking tour about Communist Prague includes:
- The headquarters of Communist Party, KSČM
- The relationship between Communism and faith
- The National Museum, and its Soviet battle scars
- The scandalous progressive artistic direction of the National Theatre
- Political liberalisation during the Prague Spring
- Wenceslas Square, where hundreds of thousands gathered during the Velvet Revolution
- The end of the Communist regime, after the Velvet Revolution
- Václav Havel memorial, the first president of the Czech Republic
... and much more!