Take a peek behind the Iron Curtain…
Are you curious how life in Prague was like under communism? This 3-hour walking tour allows you to experience it first-hand by visiting many cold war era sites, dining in a Communist-era workers’ cantina and hearing stories of life under Communist rule from someone who lived it.
What you’ll Experience on this Prague Food & History Tour
- Visit various evocative historical & cultural cold war landmarks and many of the sites of the famous Velvet Revolution.
- Get a literal taste of Cold War life through 3 different Communist style dishes including some at a workers’ cantina (don’t worry we’ve selected only the really good stuff!).
- Sip on a classic Pilsner on the roof of a Communist shopping mall with the best views in the city.
- Hear fascinating stories from the days Behind the Curtain and satisfy all of your most burning questions.
From 1948 to 1989, the Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia) experienced a bleak period under communism rule. Although the regime ended over 30 years ago, there are still architectural and cultural reminders of this time that still exist in Prague today.
Your local guide will lead you to significant spots in the Old and New Towns where you can gain a real understanding of daily life in Prague when it was behind the Iron Curtain.
Along the way you’ll also discover a modern food culture that has been influenced by this time in history. Visit a classic diner known for its traditional bites; try one of the country’s favourite street food snacks; and sit down to eat at a simple communist worker canteen-style restaurant where the working-class still go to enjoy traditional lunches.
Join us as we get underneath the skin of Prague and visit a darker time in recent history that still shapes daily life today.