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: Tram+Walk, Private only
* My services as your private guide,
* Guest pick-up
* Local recommendations
* delicious ice cream
* A/C car
* Entrance fees during the tour
Meeting Point: Your Hotel, Rail Station, Monument/Building or Address
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
Your Hotel, Rail Station, Monument/Building or Address