We wanted to learn more about the former Communist Czechoslovakia, and see the biggest nuclear bunker (blast shelter) in the Czech Republic.
Our fantastic tour guide, Jan, took us through Czechoslovakia’s history in appx. 2-3 hours, as we walked along the Prague streets. After having stopped at three key locations in Prague for photos and interesting stories, the group took the tram (tickets included) to the blast shelter.
There, a four (metric) ton door was opened, and we entered the Prague underground (entrance fee included). Inside, we could see hundreds of gas masks, thousands of pins and small memorabilia, photos, flags and figures. Dressed up dummies were showing how the underground complex worked (and still is – if needed); air filtration, O2 supply, a tiny “field hospital”, CBRN cleaning units, etc.
At the end of the tour, we tried on gas masks and old Czechoslovakian army uniforms, took pictures in front of the old, red communist flag. We also got an authentic survival guide, and a small history book (included).
Although there were some (small) kids in our group, which found the exhibition-part of the tour interesting, this tour is mainly for adults and history buffs.
Overall, this was a different, yet very interesting and educational tour. The main reason the tour was so great, was our funny, inspirational and positive tour guide, Jan, who knew the answers to all our questions.
Will definitely recommend.
Some tips: Remember to bring a camera, a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes.