MEMORIES FROM THE TIMES OF COMMUNIST POLAND

We invite you to make a trip around Nowa Huta that is filled with the spirit of the period of communist Poland. Designed symmetrically on a semicircle plan as a separate structure independent of Kraków – along with a huge metallurgical complex – it was the pride of the communist authorities controlled by the Soviet Union. Today, as a slightly altered district of Kraków, Nowa Huta still attracts many tourists who want to see ‘a picture-perfect socialist city’.

The trip on the trail of communism is an opportunity to see the ‘living history’ of the former communist rule, which is commemorated only by the architecture of the old city that has survived until today. Tourists who want to see this place for themselves can choose either of the two available trip options: a 2.5-hour trip or a 4-hour trip. The shorter option, called the ‘COMMUNISM TOUR’, covers the key locations of Nowa Huta and a stopover at the Stylowa restaurant, in which a free drink is served.

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Price list

Price per person

COMMUNISM TOUR 169 PLN

The price includes:

  • hotel pick-up/drop-off with a vintage Trabant car
  • ocal, laidback Crazy Guide
  • Nowa Huta district sightseeing (driving/walking)
  • refreshments in a communist restaurant
  • authentic 1970s apartment-museum
  • lunch in an old-school „milk bar” canteen

Important information

1.This is a private tour (organised on request).

2. COMMUNISM TOUR duration: up to 2.5 hours

3. The tour is not to be taken seriously or intended as communist propaganda.

4. The participants will be travelling in a vintage Trabant car, which can seat a driver and 3 passengers and has no air conditioning.

5. COMMUNISM TOUR and COMMUNISM DELUXE are unavailable on January 1st, April 21th, December 25th.

More about the tour

We invite you to take part in an unforgettable trip on the trail of the communist history of Nowa Huta. The offer includes two tour options:

“COMMUNISM TOUR” – an unforgettable 2.5-hour-long ride in an old-school car. During the ride, tourists will see with their own eyes elements of the preserved socialist realist architecture, and the whole trip will take place in a relaxed atmosphere. The driver will take tourists to places such as: the Central Square, the Administrative Centre of Nowa Huta and the Church of the Lord’s Ark. It will also be an opportunity to see housing units and a Soviet tank that stands on the pavement of the Highlanders’ Estate even today. Apart from this, tourists will stop to visit the Stylowa restaurant, which looks the same as in the 1970s.

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