Communist Krakow Tour

Tour information

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!

This tour includes:

English-speaking guide — Nowa Huta — Communism era — History — Storytelling

Traveler Reviews

  • “A fabulous tour even if you're not a history buff!”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on June3, 2016

    Our tour guide, Maciek, really made the tour extremely informative and entertaining! We did the Old Town Krakow tour. I'm not the biggest history buff, like my husband, but I thoroughly enjoyed…

  • “Krakow trip”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on June3, 2016

    Ania took us to an interesting tour through the old town and through the Jewish quarter kazimierz she was very professional funny and an excellent guide if we come back again to Kraków we will…

  • “A great experience”
    Rating: 5 Reviewed on June2, 2016

    We went on the free walking tour, and yes it is free, but a tip is expected at the end, and we gave without hesitation, the tour takes 3-4 hours and it wasn't a moment too long, just wear comfortable…

On arrival

In front of St. Mary´s Church on the Main Market Square.

Things to note

Booking for this tour is recommended to reserve your space specially during high season. This helps us to guarantee you’ll receive a top quality tour!

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From 10:00 to 14:30
St. Mary´s Church
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