Discover the history of the Nazi occupation of Prague with this fascinating free tour. We will immerse ourselves in Prague's darkest period of history, which lasted from September 1938 till May 1945.
Prague Second World War Free Tour
Taking you on a Second World War tour is a way of paying tribute to our great grandfathers and great grandmothers that lived in Czechoslovakia during the time of Nazi occupation. We want to share their stories and memories with you as well as the true terror of what Prague and Czechoslovakia had to go through during the period of WWII. For us, this tour is a mission of passing the knowledge about this crucial period and we hope you will join us.
We will meet up at 10 am in front of The Powder Tower, the elegant Medieval gate to the Old Town, to start our fascinating free tour of Nazism in Prague. For two and a half hours, the professional guide will help us to discover buildings and monuments that have a dark history and yet stand as a testimony to what must never be forgotten.
We will start by strolling along the banks of the Vltava River as we hear all about the origins of the conflict between Czechs and Germans which dates back to the First World War. We will learn why the Nazis wanted to invade Czechoslovakia and we will see iconic landmarks such as the Maisel Synagogue and the Dancing House which was criticized for breaking with the aesthetics of Prague but has become a must-see in the city.
Inside the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius, we will discover how the Operation Anthropoid was conceived: a secret mission to assassinate the Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich. We will descend into the crypt of this church to find out the details of the operation.
Along the way we will also see other important memorials to Prague's dark chapter in history, such as Prague Uprising Plaque, the Rudolfinum, the Winged Lion Memorial, and Hlávkova College.
We will contemplate the facade of the magnificent Neogothic Wing of the Old Town Hall before closing the chapter of World War II and the history of Nazism in Prague. We will arrive again at the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius, where our fantastic free tour finishes at 12:30 pm.
Our groups are a maximum of 20 people per tour guide. That way you can hear your guide well, see more things on the way, and have more opportunities to ask questions. We truly believe that it is the most comfortable number of people in one group as opposed to 45 people, which is the upper limit around Prague.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
- Alcoholic drinks are not available.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
2 hours 30 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide specialized in the history of Prague.
30 minute tram ticket to get to the Dancing House and the Church of Saints Cyril and Methodius.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the same day (9:00 am) if there are still places available.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
The Powder Tower