Prague’s History: Heydrich & World War II

Prague’s History: Heydrich & World War II

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( 201 reviews ) star City tour Prague 1 - 8 watch_later 2.5 hour
  • Delve into Prague’s World War II past
  • Learn about the events that defined the city’s history
  • Discover the Secret birth center ran by the Gestapo
  • Listen to intriguing facts about Heydrich
  • See the headquarters of Gestapo
  • Admire Prague’s Main Station’s architecture

You will meet here: Dancing House

What you can expect

Swap Prague’s Medieval history for its WWII past. Explore places with an important significance for the country’s wartime history and hear the stories about ‘The Butcher of Prague’, Reinhard Heydrich.

Start your private tour at the Dancing house, one of the few buildings in Prague with a modern architecture style. The building is set on a property with a great historical significance and your local host will tell you everything about it.

Head down to Cyril and Methodius Cathedral, where you’ll visit its famous crypt. The place is known for its dramatic story: the assassins of Heydrich were hidden here but afterwards, the Nazis discovered the place and execute them. Hear all the interesting facts about Heydrich’s assassination, and how people resisted the Nazi occupation.

Take the tram to your next stop and get more local insights from your private guide. The next stop is Petschek Palace, the headquarters of Gestapo. The neoclassicist building was the place where many interrogations and tortures took place during WWII. Stroll through the Old Town streets and pass by the statue of the kissing soldiers, which symbolizes the "liberation" of Czechoslovakia by the Red Army.

Enter Prague’s Main station and be amazed by its Art Nouveau architecture. The place is full of history and hosts a monument in memorial of Sir Nicholas Winton, a British man who organized a rescue of Jewish children from Czechoslovakia. Hear the tales of Winton’s heroism and the monument called the Farewell Memorial.

Cap off your private tour with a hidden place only known by a few locals. Take a short ride by tram and hop off in a picturesque neighborhood. Discover a secret birth center run by the Gestapo, where women from concentration camps used to gave birth. Feel free to ask your local host about the things that happened here, they know all the intriguing facts.

The knowledgeable local hosts can’t wait to show you Prague’s past in a local way. From main spots to hidden gems and unique facts about Heydrich, they know it all. Check out their personal videos and choose the local host you like the most. Get in touch and personalize your tour to fit your group preferences.

This is the plan

Meeting point
Meet your favorite host near the Dancing house
Stop 1
Visit Cyril and Methodius Cathedral and get to know the real stories about the assassins of Heydrich
Stop 2
Take a tram to Petschek Palace and hear the stories of the headquarters of Gestapo
Stop 3
Get to know more about ‘The Military Kiss’ from your local host
Stop 4
Get all answers about the Farewell Memorial and the "British Schindler" N. Winton
Stop 5
Cap off your private tour with a hidden place only known by a few locals - the secret birth place ran by Gestapo.
End of the tour
Finish your tour with the last questions to your local private guide.

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

City tour details

Private City tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
2.5 hour
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
Dancing House
Guest pick-up
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What's included
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check2 public transport tickets

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  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


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