• Duration: 3 hours
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  • eTicket

  • Meet on location
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Description

Czechoslovakia played a pivotal role in World War II and was key to Germany’s war effort. Your guide will take you behind Prague's beautiful exterior and show you the scars it hides from the past.

Your knowledgeable guide will explain what Operation Anthropoid was and who were the key players involved. See where the resistance members hid during the occupation and learn personal stories as to why some people risked their lives.

During the tour, you will have an opportunity to visit where the country’s heroes fought their last battle, learn more about the Prague Uprising and the local resistance, and discover some of the buildings and landmarks associated with World War Two.  

The tour will also cover the student uprising and the events that occurred during the early days of the war.

The tour will end at the Church of St Cyril and Methodius in the New Town, which now serves as a memorial to the victims of the Third Reich. Guests can spend time contemplating Prague’s tragic history before heading back to Old Town.

Please note: This tour does not include hotel pick up and drop off service. This means that you will have to arrange your own transfers to reach the designated meeting point and start the tour. Meeting point: Prague Trips & Tickets, 627 Týnská, Hlavní město Praha, 110 00. Please be there at least 10 minutes prior to the departure time. 

Itinerary

Start of the tour

Meet us at Tynska 7, Praha 1, Prague Trips & Tickets

Stop at: Little square outside of Tyn Church

Learn about the consequences of WW1 leading to the outbreak of WW2. Treaty of Versailles and the fall of 3 major power players, the creation of 9 new nations including Poland, Austria, and Czechoslovakia. 

A period of runaway inflation and the Great Depression and serious economic problems in Europe. Rise of nationalism throughout the continent. Rise of Hitler's popularity

Stop at: Old Town Square - House of the stone bell

Learn about the Sudeten Deutsche Party, The Munich Agreement and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia

Stop at: Old Town Hall

See the wing of the Old Town Hall destroyed during the Prague Uprising in 1945. Hear about what every-day life was like during the occupation, and the May uprising that led to the victory and the end of war on May 8th.

Stop at: Charles University

You will hear about the 17th of November 1939 - the execution of Czech students, closure of Czech universities, and the situation in the Czech lands during the tenure of Konstantin von Neurath - when the country became part of the Third Reich. Appointment of Reinhard Heydrich to the position on September 27, 1941, which became a turning point in the history of the Protectorate

Stop at: The apartment of Svatoš Family

Hear about what preceded the Anthropoid Operation, about the exiled government in London, Operation Benjamin, Silver A and Silver B. See the building with the apartment of Josef and Marie Svatoš. This house played a key role in many stories of the war, as it was one of the main resistance hideouts

Stop at: Baťa shop

Learn about the "assasination" of Heydrich. This Baťa Department Store was used to exhibit the objects found at the scene of the assassination

Stop at: Vaclavske namesti

Learn the tragic story of the village Lidice where on June 10, 1942 around ten o'clock in the morning all men were executed and all women taken to concentration camps. Lidice ceased to exist.

Stop at: Esplanade Hotel

A favorite hotel of the Nazis during the occupation.

Stop at: Gestapo Headquarters

Petschek Palace, a Gestapo Headquarters where Czechoslovaks were interrogated, tortured and killed in thousands. On June 16th, 1942 Karel Čurda is entering this building and betraying his comrades - turning point in the search of Heydrich´s "assasins".

Stop at: Charles Square

Learn about the bombing of Prague in 1945.

St. Cyril and Methodius Church & Memorial

Visit the memorial, the church and the crypt where the Czech paratroopers paid the ultimate price. End ot the tour.

End of the tour

Your tour will end at Tynska 7, Praha 1, Prague Trips & Tickets

What's included

Visit to Church of St. Cyril and Methodius
Professional guide

What's excluded

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Food and drinks.
  • Any personal expenses.

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended 
  • Please arrive to the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time  
  • Bottle of water  

Important information

  • The tour runs with a minimum of 2 people. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough customers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • The tour includes historical facts connected to WW2 so it is not recommended for small children

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 1 day or less before departure

Categories

  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • CITY TOURS
  • WALKING TOUR
  • EDUCATIONAL TOUR
  • SIGHTSEEING

Guided Language

  • English

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