Kraków: Nowa Huta Communist Experience Guided Tour

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Learn about the Communist past of Krakow’s Nowa Huta district on a guided tour perfect for history buffs. See the socialist realist architecture of the “ideal communist city” and visit its underground bunkers.


  • Explore the steelworks that the city was built around
  • See Nowa Huta, the centrally-planned 'perfect' communist city
  • Learn about the lives of Catholic Poles and who they managed to continue their worship under communist rule
  • Visit the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków


Journey back into Kraków’s past with a guided tour of the Nowa Huta neighborhood. Explore Nowa Huta, a district which was built to display the ideal of a communist city. Despite being intended as an ode to Stalinism, the district became a meeting point for anti-communists and a hub for the solidarity movement. After being picked up from your accommodations in Kraków, your tour will being at the enormous Central Square (Plac Centralny). The buildings surrounding the square are a museum of communist architectural styles. See the spot where a monument to Lenin once stood. Visit a local bar for a shot of vodka. Continue to the Historical Museum of the City of Kraków and explore exhibitions depicting Nowa Huta’s history. See an atomic bunker and artifacts that were planned to be used should World War III suddenly break out. Take photos in front of a real Russian tank that was left in Nowa Huta after the war. Learn about the intricate system of underground shelters devised by Soviet architects. Stop by at the Ark of the Lord Church, a symbol of Kraków’s long fight for freedom and democracy, which was built by residents entirely by hand.


Hotel pickup and drop-off Professional English-speaking guide Insurance

Important Information

  • The offer is written in English, and the organizer is not responsible for any inaccuracies in translation into another language
  • The local partner will contact you by WhatsApp , email or phone on the day before your tour to confirm your pickup time and details

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