Free Tour: 20th Century Prague

🕙 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday at 10:00h

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
🕙 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday at 10:00h
💵 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.

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 Elaine Robedee ★★★★★
    We were so fortunate to have Paul as a guide this afternoon during our Castle Tour of Prague. He is engaging, knowledgeable, caring, and a lot of fun to hang with for 2 1/2 hours. It's obvious that he enjoys what he does and wants to make visitors' … More experiences of the city as interesting and dynamic as a possible. He's clear with his information and has an impressive breadth of Prague's history. We were in good hands and appreciate how hard he worked (although it all seemed seamless on his part) to provide a lovely and awesome afternoon for us. Five stars!!
  • Avatar Elaine Robedee ★★★★★
    Mel is a natural at leading tours. She guided us on the city/Old Town Tour of Prague. She’s knowledgeable and made the tour an interesting and fun experience for us. She shared a lot of great stories along the way. We’d highly recommend her as a tour … More guide. Definitely five stars!
  • Avatar Raja Nagarajan ★★★★★
    Very very good walking tour of Prague Old Town and Jewish Quarter. It's one thing that you are in a beautiful city like Prague but if someone can show you around and narrate it's history in a way that makes you understand and appreciate the … More beauty even more, it makes it that much more interesting. In that, our guide Sean excelled himself. Sean is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable, patient, resourceful and good humoured. We enjoyed every bit of this tour and would highly recommend to anyone (thinking of doing this tour). There is no pre-payment and they work purely on voluntary tips basis, relying on the generosity of their customers.
  • Avatar Shani V ★★★★★
    We had a fantastic Old Town and Jewish Quarter walking tour with Scott! He is incredibly knowledgeable and delivers fascinating historic and cultural facts with humour. Handy that tips can be paid by card. It was so enjoyable that we are booking the Castle … More Tour as well! 10/10 would recommend!
  • Avatar Amogh Jayaraj Rau ★★★★★
    Scott is amongst the best guides that I have seen in my travel history thus far. His remarkable knowledge about the history of Europe, Prague in particular, helps us understand the nuances of politics, architecture and culture that existed about 1000 … More years back. His narration is fascinating, and I as a listener did not feel disinterested even once. He is witty, and connects events in a way that helps us grasp the contexts easily. 10/10 would recommend a walking tour by 12yours organization, and Scott in particular.
  • Avatar Timon Schrijver ★★★★★
    During our trip in Prague, we really enjoyed the old town tour with Ian as our tour guide. He was very enthusiastic about the city and its history. The extra information about the Jewish quarter was very interesting. This convinced us to visit the Jewish … More museum and synagogues. We appreciated his list of restaurant recommendations.Due to our nice experience with both the tour guide and the company, we decided to take the walking tour to Prague castle the next day. Sarah shared nice facts about the castle and the city and was funny. We’d recommend booking your free walking tour with 12Tours!
    The walking tour with Mel was great. I highly recommend taking the tour. Mel was charming, knowledgeable and filled in the historical details regarding Prague with fun facts. We enjoyed the tour so much we took a tour of a different part of Prague the … More next day with the same company, this time with Paul. He did a fabulous job making our tour entertaining and informative. I Really recommend it.
  • Avatar Jessy A ★★★★★
    First time every we tried a free tour and from now on we’ll look for these kinds of tours in other cities. Had a great tour from Mike in the city of Prague. Very recommended. Great stories that goes deeper than just the story of building or statue. Most … More important part is that mikes keeps it very interesting due to his enthusiasm so you won’t get bored.

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