- The only important trip for people interested in history of WWII and the Jewish people
- This is the place in the whole Czech Republic that offers this experience.
- This is a good option for people who want to leave Prague just for a half day and be back in Prague for the afternoon.
Day Trips from Prague – Prague Tours
Private trip to the Concentration Camp Terezin
On this trip you will be taken to a former Concentration Camp Terezin where one of the most terrible chapters of the history took place during WWII.
This is not an entertaining and funny trip but definitely an important one. You will be overhelmed not by the beauty of its buildings and an interesting history, but you will wonder why such a horror could happen not so long ago.
Terezin serves as a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust and Nazism and as a harsh reminder of modern European history.
History of Terezin Concentration Camp
Terezin was originally founded as a military fortress in the 18th century to be a military stronghold by Emperor Joseph II and named after his mother, Empress Maria Theresa.
During the WWII. Terezin was used as a prison and concentration camp for Jewish people from all over Europe, and in particular Bohemia. It was picked as one of the places to implement a Final Solution of Jewish Question in countries ruled and invaded by the Nazis.
One part of the town became a concentration camp and the second, so called Small Fortress, was turned into Gestapo police prison.
Until the very end of the WWII more than 155 thousand prisoners came through the Terezin Concentration Camp. More than 35 thousand of them died due to the harsh conditions, hygiene and a lack of food.
In Terezin Small Fortress more than 30 thousand prisoners passed through and about 2,500 people died of hunger, disease, torturing and executions.
Our plan of the tour:
We will take you through the harrowing Holocaust Museum, the Jewish cemetery and crematorium, and the Small Fortress, used as a political prison during the Nazi occupation.
If you are interested, we will arrange a special visit to the Secret Synagogue where clandestine services were held during wartime.
|Duration:||approximately 6 hours|
|Availability:||all year around|
|Location:||60 km north of Prague|
|Means of transport:||a car/ a van, walking|
|Walking:||easy, flat and comfortable|
|What to see:||Small Fortress , Museum of the Ghetto, town Terezin, Magdeburg barracks|
|Included:||Service of a guide, car/ van, fuels, parking fees|
|Exluded:||Entrance fees, refreshments|
|Meeting place & time:||Reception of your hotel unless agreed otherwise and time we leave completely up to you.|
|Links:||www.pamatnik-terezin.cz, www.holocaust.cz, www.fondholocaust.cz, www.terezinstudies.cz|
|amount of people||CZK|
|1 – 3 people||4.700 CZK|
|4 – 6 people||5.700 CZK|
- You can pay after the tour to your guide or a driver.
- Entrance fees are not included in the price and may slightly vary.
- EUR and US count is approximate and can alter depending on actual exchange rates.