Free Tour: 20th Century Prague

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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
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  • 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…

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 hi@verneus.com to organise your tour with us. We look forward to welcoming you.

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