Free Tour: 20th Century Prague

🕙 Every day at 11:00h

New town tour

This tour guides you through the beautiful New Town – a UNESCO World Heritage district built in the 14th century (so not so new!).

During Communism and the Nazi era, events happened in this district that struck the globe. Now is your chance to learn about them. Marvel at the architecture as you learn of Prague’s tumultuous 20th Century.

Prague New Town Free Tour information

⏳ Duration: 2:30 hours
🕙 Every day at 11:00h
💵 Price: Free
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🇬🇧 English guide

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The Route

A tour for architectural fanatics and history buffs alike! Explore Prague’s New Town and learn more about the fascinating history that shaped Prague’s 1900s.

From the Rudolfinum building, we walk to the New Town, learning about the German-Czech conflicts which dominated the early 1900s.

We come to the famous Wenceslas Sq (or Vaclavske Namesti) and stunning National Museum. Stand on the site of Prague’s most famous events in history: the Prague Spring, Velvet Revolution, invasion of 1939.

Continuing on, we see more of New Town’s hidden gems: Art Deco passageways, David Cerny’s modern sculptures, and a secret garden! Our tour then takes us along the river, past the famous National Theater and Art Nouveau riverbank, towards the architectural masterpiece that is the ‘Dancing House’.

Our final stop is perhaps the most dramatic of all: the site where the assassins of Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich hid after the famous Anthropoid operation – the Crypt of St Cyril and Methodius. (After the tour, you can see the memorial for the soldiers.)

Join our expert guides to find out why Prague was the epicenter of such turmoil, and how Czech culture prevailed regardless.

⚠️ IMPORTANT: Bookings of over 8 people (or multiple bookings amounting to over 8) are not accepted on our free tours. Please contact us via email at or by phone/ Whatsapp at +420 725 981 679  to organise your tour with us. We look forward to welcoming you.

What will we see on the Free New Town Tour?

  • The Conflict Between the Czech and German Languages
  • The First World War
  • Creation of Czechoslovakia
  • Munich Agreement
  • Second World War in Prague
  • Anthropoid Operation
  • The Crypt of St. Cyril and Methodius
  • Dancing house
  • Lucerna Passage
  • Prague Spring
  • Velvet Revolution
  • David Cerny’s art
  • And much more…

Our lastest reviews on Google


  • Avatar Karen Beach ★★★★★
    Ian is great. We got there early and we were able to get on to an earlier tour without any issue. It was entertaining and informative in lots of ways - Ian brought the city history to life for us and is full of useful tips and advice too for people navigating … More Prague. In particular it meant that we could really appreciate what we were looking at when we saw the Astronomical Clock, the Old Town Square and the Jewish Quarter. Big thanks and highly recommended for any ages and walking abilities. A great half-day.
  • Avatar Paula Regina Costal Lagarde ★★★★★
    I have taken an infinite number of tours all around Europe, and Mike’s was hands down the best tour I’ve ever been in. Great story telling, knew how to keep everyone engaged throughout the whole tour. We liked it so much that we decided to join him for … More another one the next day! (Prague Jewish Quarter your and Prague’s Castle tour) Recommended to wherever has the opportunity to take a tour with him! Leaving tour aside, he’s an incredibly unique and interesting person to chat with! Thank you!
  • Avatar Philippa Peacock ★★★★★
    Arriving in Prague on Saturday we decided on doing the Old Town/ Jewish Quarter tour, our guide Paul was excellent, extremely knowledgeable and made it extremely interesting- Charles IV! So much so that we’ve booked on another one, we did the dark side … More tour with Scott on Sunday night and then the castle tour with Sarah on Monday in the snow. Sarah was so enthusiastic about Prague that we then booked the 20th century tour with her the next day. All tour guides were excellent and gave us insights of Prague we would have missed on our own plus a brief overview of the history of this city. Thoroughly recommend this company and all three of the guides we had. Thanks Paul, Scott and Sarah - you made this trip to Prague extremely enjoyable despite the cold weather.
  • Avatar Elisa Lai ★★★★★
    Scott is an amazing story teller. I joined his tour on old town and Jewish quarter at first and immediately decided to come back the next day for the new town tour. It only got better. He also gave us an extensive list of suggestions on where to go for … More food, tourist spots etc. I would recommend to go for one of the tours when you just arrive Prague for a general overview.
  • Avatar Lenka Šerešová (Lelle) ★★★★★
    Mike from 1 2 tours was the best choice ever! We had a blast touring the city with him and BEST OF ALL, he knows the best inside information when it comes to the Prague Castle! Highly recommend, Will definitely book one of his tours next time we are in … More Prague
  • Avatar Catriona Cripps ★★★★★
    I have been here for a weekend and I did two of the free walking tours with 12 Tours - both 5 star rated!The Old Town and Jewish Quarter on Saturday morning with Paul was well presented and fun and told us so much about the history of the city! “Charles … More IV !!”On Sunday afternoon I did the Prague Castle tour with Mike - this was also entertaining and informative.Highly recommended!
  • Avatar Kristin Marshall ★★★★★
    We had a wonderful walking tour with Scott! He is a wealth of information, kind and funny. Booking the tour and connecting with the guide was very easy. At the conclusion of the tour, we could've kept going it was so engaging. A highlight of our … More time in Prague!
  • Avatar Edi Biasutti ★★★★★
    I did the Old Town and Jewish Quarter tour as well as the Prague Palace tour. I was fortunate to have Scott as the tour guide for both. A very entertaining historian with lots of clever funny stories. It is clear he is passionate about his work. The … More almost 3 hours of each tour went very quickly. He is considerate to the pace and provides many recommendations of places to eat and entertainment. Highly recommend these tours

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Meeting Point

Look for our WHITE and GREEN umbrellas in front of the stairs of the Rudolfinum building, home of the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra: See in Google Maps.

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