The history surrounding this powerful act of resistance
Prague has a deep history of resistance and asserting its independence. Here, in 1942, Reinhard Heydrich--"the Butcher of Prague"--became the highest-ranked Nazi officer to be assassinated. The assassination and the following manhunt were immortalized in the must-see 2016 film Anthropoid. Watch the film, and then come on this tour to get in touch with the events involved in the film, as well as the horrific Nazi retaliation. This is an ideal tour for fans of history, who want to learn more about the events from the film, which are crucial to the history of World War II.
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First, you should see the 2016 film Anthropoid!
We'll begin the tour by visiting the actual site of the attack on Reinhardt Heydrich, and the controversial memorial there, erected in 2009. Our next stop is St. Cyril & Methodius Cathedral. A short film will tell you more details about the events that occurred here. Visit the crypt where the Czechoslovak paratroopers hid during the manhunt following the assassination. You will see bullet holes remaining outside the church from the Nazi siege that resulted in all the paratroopers' deaths. Flowers are constantly left here as tributes to their sacrifice.
Near here, we can also see parts of Prague bombed by Allied forces. Unknown to many, American B-17 bombers unexpectedly leveled this area in 1945.
Next, we will head outside Prague to the ruins of Lidice. This town was completely destroyed in retaliation for Heydrich's assassination. Today, haunting ruins of the school, church, and other structures remain, as well as a moving memorial to Lidice's children.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel
End location: Your hotel
Duration: 6 hours
Comfortable car or Van
Hotel pickup/drop-off, transportation across the city and to Lidice--25 km outside Prague.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
300 czech crowns - czk200 admission for the crypt
czk100 admission for Lidice
If you like, we can also pay our respects to the members of Operation Anthropoid, who are buried in a mass grave at Ďáblice cemetery. It is home to many other victims of World War II, as well as the communist occupation
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Tour was great! My time period of history. Luba is very detailed in her presentation and gives you so much! The tour is very interesting, given the tragic events and time. Learned so much. Really felt Luba goes the extra distance for her customers.