This two plus hour walking tour was worth the 600CZK. Note: if you book a tour with the Prague Special Tours company, they give you a 33% discount coupon which you can use on your next tour. I highly recommend this company; they've got a range of unusual and unique tours to cater to different interests.
This Communism and Nuclear Bunker Tour is split into two parts. First, the tour guide takes us to a few spots around Prague city center. We visited Prague's secret service headquarters, a memorial site and we concluded part one in Wenceslas Square. From there we took a 7-10 minute tram ride to a suburb outside of the city to the underground bunker itself.
I'll admit the first part of the tour was rather dry. For history enthusiasts, the tour guide's wealth of knowledge on the subject of the Velvet Revolution and Communism in Prague and Europe will no doubt impress them. However, for those who spent history class dozing, the first part of the tour may feel like a trip back to your school days.
Part two of the tour, which consists of entering the nuclear bunker itself was the highlight of the tour. An authentic piece of history, the bunker is many meters below ground level and to enter it, one must descend down 85 spiraling steps. When you reach the bottom, it's like being in another world. The bunker is somewhat maze-like, with long, narrow corridors and thick, heavy doors made of metal.
One surprise was the bunker museum inside of the bunker itself. Yes, there are actual exhibits and artifacts stationed inside the bunker. You get to see everything from WWII to modern gas masks, protection suits, war medals, propaganda material, newspapers etc etc. Some of the rooms were also outfitted with scenes depicting the room's use. There is a decontamination shower room, a pipe room to filter out bad air and so on and so forth.
The guide was very knowledgeable and was patient in giving us time to take our photos and sate our curiosity. He even allowed us to hold an authentic rifle and taught us how to properly put on a gas mask.
Overall, this is a highly recommended tour. To be granted access to a nuclear bunker and to actually explore it is a rare treat. The tour is unique and definitely one of a kind. Recommended for history buffs or those wanting to catch a glimpse of a different side of Prague. However, if you are somewhat claustrophobic or find walking too much to be a hassle, skip this for there is a lot of walking and a lot of stairs to climb.
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