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
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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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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FLnurseER
Boca Raton, FL2,403 contributions
Sombering memorial
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, Cyprus532 contributions
Good for WW2 history
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
Grim part of the Czechoslovak history
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 Kingdom31 contributions
A memorial well worth seeing
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, UK246 contributions
A must to remind ourselves
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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Andymack 1
St. Albans, UK4 contributions
Incredibly moving
Feb 2020 • Couples
I first read about Operation Anthropoid many years ago, and have always found it fascinating and horrifying. To stand in the crypt, the scene of the last stand of the Czech resistance, is an overwhelming and incredibly moving experience.
Written March 1, 2020
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Crossy783
Tamworth, UK51 contributions
Sobering and thought provoking reminder
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had watched Anthropoid (film with Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan) so were familiar with the story. To see the memorial under the church, reading the detailed history and seeing the artefacts was both informative and moving. Then to move into the crypt was chilling - a real piece of history! I would totally recommend.
The memorial is located just round the corner from the Dancing House. It doesn't cost any money but there is a donations box. For a real piece of WW2 legend i suggest you make a visit.
Written February 22, 2020
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TheBowtieClub
Salzburg, Austria73 contributions
Learn about the Czech resistance
Feb 2020
Learn about Czech WW2 history, how the biggest operation of the Czech resistance was conducted, and the heroism of those who enabled that operation.
Written February 20, 2020
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elliotkerslake
Bromley, UK16 contributions
Good history
Feb 2020 • Couples
Good little place for history really struggled to read all the information bit to much in one hit maybe invest in a interpreter that can help people understand a lot more
Written February 17, 2020
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Perry J
36 contributions
A tribute to Czech Heroes
Feb 2020
I read "7 Men at Daybreak" as a kid. It is the tale of Czech Paratroops sent in to assassinate Heydrich, known as "Butcher". Although the job was nearly botched, they managed to hole up in the crypt of a church. Of course the Nazis went berserk and eventually the Paratroops were informed on. Even then they held out and made a last stand in the crypt. The Nazis poured water in. The Paratroopers shot themselves rather than be captured.

To actually visit this place is something I never imagined. It compares with Anne Franks House in terms of feel a chilling sensation of the effect of the Nazis.

Outside you notice a plaque in the pavement with 1942. There is a plaque on the Wall of the Church and Bullet Holes in the Wall.

In the Crypt it is very moving. There are Busts of all the Soldiers who died in front of old Burial Tombs in niches. There is planty of information. There is a window out of reach where the water came in.

In some niches are candles and pictures.

You read about what life was like under the Nazis but this really makes you pause.
Written February 15, 2020
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