Bratislava: Soviet Era and Post-Communist Tour
Take a tour off the beaten track and see sites from Bratislava’s Communist past as well as the newer face of the city. Travel in a legendary 1970s Škoda car or an 8-seater Škoda 1203 van. Learn about local 20th-century history from a knowledgeable guide.
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- Explore Bratislava on board a classic Communist-era Škoda vehicle
- Learn all about the history of the area in times of war and peace
- Discover the curiosities of Socialist Realist, Functionalist and Brutalist architectural styles
DescriptionThis 2.5-hour tour brings to life the story of Bratislava in the 20th century. You’ll learn about the political changes, the development of society and Soviet-era architecture. Traveling in a retro Škoda vehicle, you’ll visit the Slavín Soviet monument, abandoned factories, a 1930s bunker line, the former Iron Curtain border zone and see loads of Communist-era buildings. Ride past the first apartment block in Czechoslovakia as well as the largest socialist housing project in Europe, abandoned industrial symbols of post-industrial transformation and new capitalist developments. Learn about architectural styles known as Socialist Realism, Functionalism and Brutalism. See villas of former communist leaders. Ride under the controversial UFO-like SNP bridge. Visit a 1930s fortification system of bunkers built to withstand a potential invasion by Hitler and also the former Iron Curtain line at the border of Czechoslovakia and Austria.
IncludesTransportation English-speaking guide A drink at a local pub
- Please note that in some cases (winter weather conditions, car repair requirements) a retro car cannot always be guaranteed on the tour
Easy cancellationCancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
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