COMMUNISM AND NUCLEAR BUNKER TOUR
Daily in English at 14:40
(Except Dec. 24,25 & 31)
Communism has experienced a dark time in its history: communism was full of paranoia, espionage and violence. On this tour you will discover the background to the history of the communist era and learn what life was like during communism and during the Cold War. The fear of nuclear war was part of daily life. But in this case, only some and not everyone could have survived. But who and where? The answer to this question lies underground. After the beginning of the Cold War (late 1940s and especially in the 1950s), permanent paranoia spread. The fear of an attack by the capitalist and imperialist enemies of the West was grave. As a result of the defensive policy introduced on both sides of the Iron Curtain, it seemed necessary to prepare for such a war.
- The history of communism, espionage, lies and communist terror: prisoners, refugees, dissidents, cold war stories, the world’s largest statue of Stalin ever built, the former headquarters of the Communist Secret Police (StB), the memorials to the victims and original photographs from the 1960s
- The Prague Spring, the Russian invasion of 1968 and the death of student Jan Palach
- The End of Communism: The History of the Velvet Revolution, Chaos, Hope and New Future
- Visit to a real nuclear bunker from the 1950s: 16 meters or 4 floors deep below the city, the largest in Prague, for up to 5000 people, with nuclear bunker museum, exhibitions on the Cold War and a gas mask workshop
- A copy of the Nuclear Bunker Survival Guide (picture booklet)
35 30 EUR / 30 26 EUR for students
Duration: 2+ hours
Where: Old Town Square – (Celetná 12) in the heart of the Old Town.