Crazy Guides Communism Tour in a Trabant

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July, 2018

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This tour is an great opportunity to discover Krakow’s centrally-planned Socialist district of Nowa Huta, complete with steelworks and houses built in the Renaissance style of the Soviets. Nowa Huta, just outside Krakow, was meant to be a model Communist city, but later came to be one of the centres of revolution and resistance within Poland. During the tour, it’s like travelling back in time in a genuine Trabant car to get around. The cars a little tight for those with mobility problems but otherwise the tour requires little walking unless you want to. It gives you a sense of how the average Polish person lived, worked and played under Communism, and it is set up in a fun as well as informative way with stories and anecdotes from a local person.

I recommend it having booked it myself this past Summer. They will pick you up from your hotel/accommodation. Great fun!


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