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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
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Standard Tour (2.5 hours). Departs at 9am
Deluxe Tour (4 hours). Departs at 9am
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 (88)
1 - 5 of 47 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Shake, Rattle 'n' Roll

A fascintating glimpse into what was to be a Communist Utopia on the outskirts of Krakow. Kornelia really brought it to life after picking us up at our apartment in an old blue Trabant, which drew some attention as it rattled noisily along the streets...More

2  Thank Miss-Haversham
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
It’s insanely fun! and you learn some history too

I was picked up at 8.30am in an old East German Trabant “car” and taken around Krakow and shown some sites that are relevant the Soviet occupation period, especially the “Nova Huta” area, which was a model communist village built to house workers on the...More

Thank sgharrison
Reviewed 1 week ago
A great way to complete the Krakow experience

I booked a private tour to Nowa Huta on a Trabant through CrazyGuides. A pretty girl named Karolina came to pick me up. It was fun, though I felt a bit anxious riding in a plastic car that broke down almost daily. The seatbelts didn't...More

Thank OdetteCF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
This was a blast!

My son and I did the communism tour in a little green Trabant. The guide was friendly and did a fantastic job driving the car around Krakow. If you want a different kind of tour and a chance to meet someone local, this is the...More

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
There is no better way to understand Poland

I never learned more about Poland and the end of communism than in these two hours with Goska, our guide who mastered that old Trabi as if she had built it decades ago. Her in-depth knowledge of the developments leading up to Poland‘s way out...More

Thank eva_f_kaiser
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17 September 2018|
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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
12 August 2018|
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Response from Diane M | Reviewed this property |
Yes for sure. You just give them your address
16 May 2018|
Response from Steven S | Reviewed this property |
A lot of different stops for sightseeing and/or a drink. 90% of the transport is by car. Good fun 😀