About The Communism Tour
”Come visit historic Nowa Huta, where George Orwell’s dark vision of a perfect industrial metropolis was executed with stunning precision. Until, that is, the workers rose up and overthrew Big Brother…” “THE BOSTON GLOBE”
Want to know what life in the People’s Republic was really like? Now you can experience the bad old days first hand! Communism Tours gives you an in-depth look at the life, architecture and politics of the time. Best of all, you get to tour this monument to the Proletariat in an authentic, East German Trabant! (Which will pick you up from anywhere in the city…)
Try this COMMUNISM TOUR (only 159 zl per person!!) and witness all the ins and outs of life in the Eastern Bloc (approx. 2.5 hours).
Alternatively, opt for the COMMUNIST DELUXE option (only 199 zl per person and approx. 4 hours of fun!!) for a hands-on experience which will take you to an exclusive and unchanged apartment for a tasty socialist treat!
The tours are personalized, high energy and prices include all entrance fees and, of course, transportation!
Although there are some romantic aspects to this tour (such as the famed peoples rebellion against the communists), this adventure belongs distinctly more to the mind-boggling category of things than to the picturesque. In fact, that’s probably something of a gross understatement! Nowa Huta was one of only two Soviet ‘ideal cities’ ever to be built. Focused on the gargantuan ‘Lenin Steelworks’ (Nowa Huta literally means ‘New Steelworks), the project was executed miles from either ore or coal. The reasons for this curious move can be understood in relation to Cracow’s reputation as a bourgeouis bastion of traditionalism – the communists were keen to offset this fustiness with a new working class community – ultimately it backfired.
First up is the vast steelworks itself (now being environmentally proofed and somewhat downsized in terms of employees) – think RoboCop meets Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – a world unto itself. Next up we’ll explore the principal parts of the city itself including Plac Centralny, the formidable square at the heart of the rigidly geometrical conurbation.
This tour offers a unique insight into Socialist Poland – an experience that you won’t forget!
Communism Tour (per person) – 159 PLN
What’s included in the price?
Transportation in fun retro East German Trabants, laid back tour in English of the Nowa Huta district.
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