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Communist Kraków - Nowa Huta tour

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    What to Expect
    Communism originates from the Latin expression ferm communis, which means ‘common’ or ‘universal’. Its creators were inspired by the idea of trying to find a way to eliminate differences between people. It sounds amazing, especially for citizens living in countries with vast gaps between rich and poor. When this theory was put into practice, however, it claimed over 100 million lives before the Soviet Union finally collapsed. Instead of creating an ideal society where everyone shared what they had, the communist system created a totalitarian police state and tried to enforce conformity among its citizens. Well could you imagine two happy girls wearing similar dresses at the same party? Impossible! People have the right to be different. Forced equality is against human rights!

    Nowa Huta is perfect place to understand the paradoxes of communism. A model communist city built in the monumental socialist-realist style in a country that had just suffered great loses during the Second World War. But, for communist party leaders at that time, the costs were meaningless. Tangible proof of communist power was the only thing that mattered! This ideal city was supposed to be inhabited by ideal communist citizens. Homo sapiens (thinking people) are useless in all types of regimes because when you think, there is the dangerous possibility that you won’t agree with those who think for you, in this case: Marx and Lenin. The solution to this problem was to form a new human being: homo sovieticus – people who would follow the Party without question.

    Despite this, the communist dream didn’t work out in Poland. Those who were supposed to be homo sovieticus eventually fought against and overthrew the regime.

    Join us and see one of the best examples of an ideal communist city. Beware: we will try to brainwash you with propaganda so you will become a true comrade… Just to fight the system at the end!

    During the tour you will visit:
    • Central Square and the “Solidarity Monument”
    • Monumental Avenue of Roses
    • Coffee house: propaganda movie “Direction Nowa Huta” about the beginnings of Nowa Huta, 11 minutes *
    • “Josif Stalin II” tank
    • The Ark of the Lord church
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Meeting point: between St. Florian’s Gate and Barbican, Look for the guide with yellow umbrella or Walkative! logo
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Return Details
    Main Railway Station area
    • Professional, local guide
    • 5 PLN - additional to pay in cash at the site for short movie show
    • The price excludes tram tickets (7.20 PLN). You can buy it before the tour. Our city guide can help you with that.
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

    The guide Ela is really good. She puts life in her words. I would have liked the tickets for the tramway had been included.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank José y
    Reviewed 29 June 2019 via mobile

    We had a really brilliant tour and Daniel was really informative and friendly. Would highly recommend. 5/5 :)

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Jack W
    Reviewed 5 June 2019

    I know I am awfully late with my review. Still I remember even now, two months lates how interesting and fascinating it was for me. I must admit that I was a little bit sceptical to see that my tour guide for Polish communism was...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Ena M
    Reviewed 28 May 2019 via mobile

    We took three free tours, with Dominika Agustyn and Mario All of them were perfect. Complete interesting and dinamic. I totaly recomend them !!! Lucia and Barbi from Argentina.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Lucía G
    Reviewed 18 May 2019

    The communist tour was one of the most interesting tours I have ever been on. It was a strange feeling to walk around in Nowa Huta. I highly recommend the tour to anyone interested in the post-war period. Thank you so much Pawel for an...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Maria S
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