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Communism Tour in a Genuine Trabant Automobile from Krakow

  • Discover the history of Nowa Huta, a model suburb from the communist era
  • Travel back in time as you ride in an original Trabant vehicle
  • Explore Nowa Huta as a feat of architecture and urban planning
Communism Tour in a Genuine Trabant Automobile from Krakow
From US$44.35
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Standard Tour (2.5 hours). Departs at 9am
From US$44.35
Deluxe Tour (4 hours). Departs at 9am
From US$61.85
Catch a glimpse of life behind the Iron Curtain with this 2.5-hour tour of Krakow’s communist history. Join your guide in an authentic Trabant car as you explore Nowa Huta, the Socialist Realist suburb designed by the Soviet Union. You’ll learn about this fascinating feat of city planning, where each detail held ideological significance. An optional upgrade provides access to a private museum and a restaurant from the communist-era.
What to Expect

Your 2.5-hour tour begins with convenient pick-up from your hotel in Krakow. You’ll commence your tour in an authentic Trabant vehicle, the iconic car of East Germany.

Travel to Nowa Huta, one of the world’s two fully-planned Socialist Realist cities, known as Stalin’s gift to Krakow. Track history through the architecture here, much of it driven by symbolism and ideology. Thanks in part to a campaign to build a Catholic church in the city, Nowa Huta later became a site of Poland’s resistance movement.

If you wish, you may upgrade to a 4-hour visit which includes a guided tour of a private museum and a memorable trip to a communist-era restaurant. Visit a communist-style apartment, sample pickled cucumbers, and try your hand at driving the Trabant for a truly transporting experience.

Reviews (100)
1 - 5 of 59 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Step back in time with Communism tour.

We booked the deluxe tour for 4 people. There were 2 cars for our party since they are very small. The guides were very knowledgable, friendly, and fun. You'll learn why Nowa Huta was built, how people lived there and the history of the region....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kcupcake
Reviewed 12 December 2018
Great fun.

Most fun we have had abroad. Our lovely lady guide was great. Laughed a lot with her. Booked the tour to Nowa Hut mainly for a ride in the famous East German Trabant car which was a bright yellow. The tour turned out to be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank annU47QG
Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile
Really fun trip

Cornelia picked us up in groovy blue trabbant. Rattled and spluttered along like a lawn mower. Great fun. She was so knowledgeable about Communism and the propaganda was so good we fancied being communists by the end of it. Enjoyed all of it. Thank you...More

Thank Y6134WVsuem
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile
Make time for this!

This was so educational and fun! Our guide, Claudia, was outstanding! We enjoyed the entire morning and everything we saw. We were particularly glad to see the Lord’s Ark Church. Highly recommend!

Thank Eyriekeeper
Reviewed 22 November 2018
Excellent, fun and informative

Fabulous way to learn about the Communist planned area of Nowa Huta with its vast steelworks employing 40,000 people. Our guide Katya was just brilliant, we learned so much in a a truly enjoyable way. Would totally recommend this tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jan G
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3 December 2018|
Response from sgharrison | Reviewed this property |
Yes, mine was.
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Response from 21Nicola | Reviewed this property |
Ours was booked for the morning but I think they run in the afternoon too
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Response from Diane M | Reviewed this property |
Yes for sure. You just give them your address