Just one hour outside of Prague lies Terezín, a magnificent former 18th century Austrian fortress with a terrible past. When the country fell into Nazi clutches it became a Gestapo prison, a Jewish ghetto and a deportation camp sending trains directly to Auschwitz. Terezín was used in Nazi Propaganda as a model camp to downplay the atrocities committed in concentration camps.
The Nazis went so far as to invite the Red Cross for visits and to portray Terezín in a propaganda film as a thriving Jewish community. Terezín’s story is a combination of life and death: the tragedy of the Holocaust contrasts with the prisoners’ secret celebrations of culture, politics and faith. Terezín is a sleepy little country town that hardly seems likely to have been one of the centers of the Final Solution. However, our guides are experts in telling the stories behind the statistics and bringing the past back to life. We show you the memorials and share with you the often forgotten stories of the former ghetto and its prisoners on this unforgettable trip.
We use private buses for transport from Prague to Terezín. For this reason, it is required to book in advance to secure your place. The tour in Terezín is by foot. Please allow about 7 to 8 hours for this tour.
The ticket price includes tickets for transport, as well as all the entrance fees required on this tour.
- Old Town Square
On this 7-hour tour with private bus transportation from Prague to Terezín we cover:
- The Columbarium
- Jewish prayer room
- The Crematorium
- Red Cross visit
- Famous prisoners
- Former railway tracks
- Former SS Camp Headquarters
- Former Gestapo Prison Cells
- Former Ghetto Guards Station
- Former seat of the Council of Elders
- Former Jewish Dormitories
- The Austrian Fortress
- Terezín in Nazi Propaganda
- Terezín and the First World War
…and much more!