Communist tour to Nowa Huta in Kraków

Discover Communist district with the local guide. Absurds and everyday life of the communist era in Nowa Huta. This fascinating district in Krakow has a communist origin, and it’s a residential neighbourhood that you shouldn’t miss.

Reasons to book this tour:

  • Discover communist city and a classic milk bar
  • Visit extraordinary church which became symbol of opposition
  • Get a coffee in a Stylish restaurant – the most luxurious communist restaurant
  • Find out more about soviet tank
  • Hear absurds of the coomunist era
  • Discover communist way of building of residential area

Duration: 4,5 hours

Price: 170 EUR or equivalent in a different currency

Type of the tour: Car+Walk, Private only

Included:
* My services as your private guide,
* Guest pick-up
* Local recommendations
* delicious ice cream
* A/C car

Excluded:
* Entrance fees during the tour

Meeting Point: Your Hotel, Rail Station, Monument/Building or Address

Description:

After World War Two Poland and other eastern European countries became a part of soviet’s zone. Poland was totally dependent on the Soviets for 44 years but regained independence in 1989. First semi-democratic election took place in July 1989 and then in November Berlin wall fell.

It was a tough time for the people. Communists introduced a new order. Polish communist tried to change the way of thinking and limit religion in everyday life. Priests were persecuted. However churches weren’t closed. They said that religion is “opium” for the masses. Communist party introduced nationalization which means that almost each product should have been produced and provided by the state. Everything should belong to the state and private property shouldn’t exist.

Nowa Huta is a communist district built after the second world war by communist. At the beginning Nowa Huta was a separate city but then communist decided to incorporate that place to Krakow. In Nowa Huta you find out more about the paradoxes of communism and homo sovieticus – ideal communist citizens. I encourage you to take part in this tour.

 Plan of the tour

Pick-up

Your Hotel, Rail Station, Monument/Building or Address

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Tram ride

25 min car drive to Nowa Huta is an opportunity to see other parts of the city
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Central Square

See the representative center of Nowa Huta
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Residential area

Visit residential area and find out more about plan regarding to the ideal communist city
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Milk Bar

Discover the traditional milk bar, invention of communism
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Coffee stop

Get a coffee in the most luxurious communist restaurant called Stylish
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Soviet tank

Why can this soviet relict still be found in the public area? I will answer during the tour
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The Cross

Find out why this cross was defended by the people of Nowa Huta
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Lord’s Ark” church

Visit the first church built in Nowa Huta, symbol of opposition against communist regime
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