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Prague World War II Free Walking Tour
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Total time
2 h 30 min
Meeting point
Powder Tower at Namesti Republiky, Red Umbrella with big white 100 written on it
Category
Walking Tour,
This tour is provided by our partner

Included
  • professional local guide 
Ticket Message

This tour is organized in cooperation with our local partner, 100 Spires City Tours!

  • Meeting Point: Powder Tower at Namesti Republiky, Red Umbrella with big white 100 written on it
  • Start Time: Participants are expected to show up 15 min before the start time.
  • Language: English
  • There is no need to print your booking confirmation.

Thank you for choosing Walkative & 100 Spires City Tours! If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

About

Join us for the tour to hear a story of Prague’s darkest hour – the time of World War II and the Holocaust, to listen about both, terror and fear as well as of courage and hope. 


Czechoslovakia, the state born in the result of the collapsing empires after WWI, ceased to exist even before the outbreak of WWII. Hitler making his territorial demands, with the consent of western European powers, took over the country. Facing threts of German bombing of Prague and Nazi forces invading his country, Czechoslovak president went down having a heart attack. 


In March 1939, standing on the Prague Castle, Hitler proclaimed the creation of the German Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. The German Nazi forces beagun to change multi-ethnic city, that for centuries was Prague. As a result, one of the oldest Jewish communities in Europe was almost entirely murdered by the Germans. Immediately the Czech people started to form resistance. Its most spectacular action was the Operation Anthropoid – the assasination of Reinhard Heydrich, German protector of Bohemia and Moravia and one of the architects of the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question” – the killings of millions of European Jews during the Holocaust. In response, the Germans started bloody repercussions and mass killings of many civilians, including massacres of entire nearby villages. 


This, however, was not the end of the city’s tragedy. Towards the end of the war it was bombed by the Allied forces and in the final days of the war people of Prague started a National Uprising against the Germans. The streets of the city ended up in bloodbath, hours before its liberation. On May 9th 1945 Prague fell into the hands of the Soviets, and was under their influence for the next 41 years until the so-called Velvet Revolution in 1989 resulting in the Czech Republic and Slovakia emerging as democratic states.


Join us to learn about all those events during a tour which we have created to honour our great grandparents who lived at the time of the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. A tour that gives us the opportunity to make their memories and voices being heard and remembered. 



 


Meeting Point
Powder Tower at Namesti Republiky, Red Umbrella with big white 100 written on it.

BOOKING RULES
Walkative! free tours are designed for individual travelers and small groups. In the best interest of our visitors we aim to keep our free tours relatively small. Hence, we cannot accept parties of more than 8 people on our regular free tours and guides have the right to deny participation to such groups. If you travel in a party of 8 or more please book a Private Tour. For more information please contact us.
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