Fall of Communism


Are you curious of how life looked like behind the iron curtain? Get ready to see the remnants of the communist era. Visit the most iconic examples of socialist realism architecture that will make you feel as if you went back in time.

What's on the agenda?

Krakow – take a trip to Nowa Huta, the “ideal city” designed in the spirit of communism; visit the Ark church, a symbol of resistance against the authorities of that time.

Warsaw – Palace of Culture and Science – take a closer look at this iconic architectural landmark of Warsaw that Joseph Stalin ordered to build as a gift to the Polish nation in the 1950s.

Warsaw – take a journey back in time: explore the districts built in socialist realism style in the 1950s and stop for a homemade-style lunch at a milk bar.

Gdansk – “Roads to Freedom” trail – take a visit to Gdansk Shipyard - the place where Lech Walesa used to work and the location of strikes between 1970 and 1980; get to see the Monument of the fallen Shipyard Workers who were killed in a violent conflict with the militia in December 1970.