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…

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  • Avatar Jennise F ★★★★★
    Dylan was our tour guide for the walking tour of the Old Town and Jewish Quarter. It was great! We learned a lot about the history of Prague and Czechia. We really appreciated the tips about potential scams, etc. to look out for in Prague. It was great … More info to have at the beginning of our stay. Definitely recommend. Thanks, Dylan!
  • Avatar Linh Phạm ★★★★★
    We did two tours with Anna last weekend. The experiences were fantastic, educational, and entertaining. We love Anna's energy and sense of humour.This is the second time I've been to Prague. I learned a lot more than the first time thanks to … More Anna.Highly recommend.
  • Avatar Danielle Christina Dempsey ★★★★★
    We did the old town tour with the Jewish quarter with Scott. The next day we then did the castle tour with Mike. Both tours were brilliant, we loved the little jokes and stories they told along the way. Very informative.
  • Avatar Zoe Pfahler ★★★★★
    We took this tour our first day visiting Prague. This was the best walking tour we have taken in all the cities we've visited! Our guide, Sarah, was extremely informative, thorough, interesting, animated, and helpful. It is clear she knows the city … More very well and has a lot of knowledge and experience of the local culture. We learned so many interesting things during this tour and it really helped frame the rest of our time in Prague. Would highly recommend!!!!!
  • Avatar Jovana Bolic ★★★★★
    Paul and Brandon!the guys made these tours perfect! We were on two tours in one day and experience was beyond good. Both guides are very informative, funny when it's needed, and serious when the topic requires. They sherd with us lots of anegdots … More and myths, but more importantly lots of authentic stories and information. Big recommendations for the tours, and especially Paul and Brandon! Great job guys!
  • Avatar ajmohl ★★★★★
    Laura did an awesome job! Great walking tour around old town and the Jewish quarter! Tons of sights and tons of information!! Walk in the steps of Mozart and Einstein, as Laura tours you through Prague’s history and architecture!Her website is killer … More for recommendations and things to do as well!
  • Avatar joanna ★★★★★
    Awesome tour! We took the Castle and Charles Bridge tour with Seb who was very knowledgeable and fun to listen to. Seb was always looking after us making sure we had a spot in the shade on this hot, sunny day. I highly recommend this trip. Great job Seb! … More Thanks again
  • Avatar carlie mayes ★★★★★
    Excellent tour with Mel #Mel. Very informative in all aspects of Prague with little anecdotes. Knowledgeable about all things Prague and very enthusiastic. Thoroughly enjoyable walking tour suitable for all ages. Sufficient timeTo take photos as you … More go.Ideas for afterwards - and plenty of recommendations.This tour with other providers circa £40pp - tipped her as excellent guide and worth it.Totally recommend.

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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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