National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror

National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror, Prague

National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror

National Memorial to the Heroes of the Heydrich Terror
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Military Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This museum tells the story of brave Czech paratroopers who killed SS-Obergrupenführer Reinhard Heydrich in the Operation Anthropoid. Jan Kubiš and Josef Gabčík escaped to this church and the crypt under the church together with five more paratroopers and 20 days later they died here in battle against 700 Nazi soldiers.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred meters long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theaters. National Theater near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
How to get there
  • Charles' Square • 3 min walk
  • national Ave • 9 min walk
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Ouzelfalls
4 contributions
Aug 2021
I heard about the assassination and had to visit this site, It is a National Czech Memorial and a must see if you visit Prague. Definitely contribute to the offering box. They have to maintain the site. My most memorable experience came after the visit. I was talking to our Hotel's concierge (a young man in his 30's). He was very surprised to hear that I made it a point to visit the Church. He asked me "Did you feel what they did was worth it?". The impression I had was he didn't think it was given all the suffering and death the Nazi SS dealt out to the Priests and the villagers of the town they destroyed. I told him if looked at the short term effect, no, it had no impact to end the War. It did prove that even if you are completely dominated by evil, you can still fight back. Every visitor should remember that. That willingness to fight back is their lasting legacy. These brave men put their lives on the line to combat evil. That is their gift to the People of the Czech Republic and EVERY VISITOR.
Written December 20, 2021
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Natalia P
3 contributions
Oct 2021
But what else can be expected from a tomb - a place of death of these heroes? Do not recommend it to fanilies with children. Necessary for WW2 history fans/lovers. And dress warmly!
Written November 3, 2021
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Richard
15 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Knowing about this historic event it was exciting to come here. To see items from the story and the very place that they hid was very moving.
Written November 1, 2021
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania22,100 contributions
Aug 2021
A memorial that has a special importance in the history of the Czechs, placed in the undergrounds of a church. In 1942, the members of a commado hid here after killed Reinhard Heydrich, the interim protector of Bohemia and Moravia, a kind of governor appointed by Hitler. Waffen-SS troops besieged the church but failed to capture them alive. Some were killed in battle, others committed suicide.
Written October 22, 2021
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Richard W
13 contributions
Sep 2021
VERY moving story of 7 brave mean who fought for their country.

If you have ever seen the films Operation Daybreak (1975) or Anthropoid (2016), then you must visit this, the place where the 7 made their final stand.

I feel almost ashamed to mention that it is free too (although there is a donation box). The lady at the desk even pressed a free guidebook and postcards on to us.
In a commercial world, this is a rare experience which just gives it a greater air of nobility. Some things are not about money.

My wife wasn't very interested in visiting but afterwards said how impressed she was. Can something so sad be so recommended ? - all I can say is you MUST go if you have seen either of the films.
Written September 26, 2021
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FLnurseER
Boca Raton, FL2,530 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Ernest and solemn memory to the Czech heroes of Operation Anthropoid, beautifully documenting the before, during and after events. The newspaper and magazine articles, supported by items of interest, weapons, uniforms, are tastefully and accurately displayed and well worth spending time to read each section. there is also a black-and-white movie available, in English, documenting the event. The visit to the actual crypt where the brave men fearlessly fought the Naci soldiers is sombering, almost transporting the visitor back in time. Each bust of the men is labeted and was surrounded by lit candles. A must visit to anyone interested in European history!
Written September 19, 2021
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Polisgirl
Polis, Cyprus556 contributions
Jul 2021
20 minutes will take you around this small museum and relate the story of the Heydrich assassination. I enjoyed it.
Written July 26, 2021
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Oct 2019
After you have visited the church, go down to see the crypt, where the paratroopers were hiding and died during the siege.

The front room as you enter is set up as a small museum. The entrance is free, but there is a donation box there.

To actually enter the crypt , you must push at a heavy door that closes completely behind you. Chilling and claustrophobic effect.
It's been 75 years this year since the war ended. The Nation will remember their Heroes for years to come .
Written September 30, 2020
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Stephen W
United Kingdom32 contributions
Sep 2020
This was the place I most wanted to see on my visit to Prague. I had read about Operation Anthropoid and seen the Anthropoid movie and was not disappointed. It's an amazing story of courage and bravery in the face of a brutal enemy and seeing where the soldiers spent their final moments was very moving. Unfortunately the church was closed when I went there, but I was able to go into the crypt. By the entrance to the church there was a notice board with drawings pinned to it that children had made about what happened on that fateful day in 1942 and the events that led up to it. I am assuming they are taught about it in school, which is good. I would certainly recommend a visit to this place and I would like to go back one day to see inside the church.
Written September 23, 2020
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Ex Cleethorpes Man
Dursley, UK252 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Always been interested in WW2 history so visiting here was a must on my first non business trip to Prague.
Not disappointed it was really interesting and moving too, highly recommended.
Written March 1, 2020
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