Private Former Concentration Camp Terezin Tour from Prague

7 hr

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Theresienstadt, the concentration camp, also referred to as Theresienstadt Ghetto, was established by the SS during World War II in the fortress and garrison city of Terezín. During World War II it served as a Nazi concentration camp staffed by German Nazi guards.

Tons of thousands of people died there, some killed outright and others dying from malnutrition and disease.  More than 150,000 other persons (including  tons of  thousands of children) were held there for...
Theresienstadt, the concentration camp, also referred to as Theresienstadt Ghetto, was established by the SS during World War II in the fortress and garrison city of Terezín. During World War II it served as a Nazi concentration camp staffed by German Nazi guards.

Tons of thousands of people died there, some killed outright and others dying from malnutrition and disease.  More than 150,000 other persons (including  tons of  thousands of children) were held there for months or years, before being sent by rail transports to their deaths at Treblinka and Auschwitz extermination camps in occupied Poland, as well as to smaller camps elsewhere.

I will pick you up with a professional driver at 9am in a lobby of the hotel you are located in. It takes approximately an hour to get there. Entrance fees are included in this tour. After the tour we will have delicious Czech meal in a local small Terezín restaurant you enjoy. 
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Itinerary Details

Terezín is a town of suffering and hope. Town you will not find elsewhere in the world. It is a town whose perfectly symmetrical town walls and geometrically exact streets and squares hide immense human suffering.It was originally built to become a proud and impregnable fortress surrounded by walls and protected by a sophisticated system of flood trenches. Built in 11 years at the end of the 18th century this fortress, whose first cornerstone was laid by Emperor Joseph II, and the city carrying the name of his mother Empress Maria Theresa,never protected anything from anyone in the end.Terezín was determined to become a huge jail. It first became a jail as early as in the mid-19th century. Its most famous prisoner was Gavrilo Princip, who fired the first shot in Sarajevo and started the First World War before being brought here in 1914. However, the fate of this town...
Terezín is a town of suffering and hope. Town you will not find elsewhere in the world. It is a town whose perfectly symmetrical town walls and geometrically exact streets and squares hide immense human suffering.It was originally built to become a proud and impregnable fortress surrounded by walls and protected by a sophisticated system of flood trenches. Built in 11 years at the end of the 18th century this fortress, whose first cornerstone was laid by Emperor Joseph II, and the city carrying the name of his mother Empress Maria Theresa,never protected anything from anyone in the end.Terezín was determined to become a huge jail. It first became a jail as early as in the mid-19th century. Its most famous prisoner was Gavrilo Princip, who fired the first shot in Sarajevo and started the First World War before being brought here in 1914. However, the fate of this town was fulfilled during the Second World War. In 1940 the Small Fortress of Terezín became a prison of the Prague Gestapo, to which especially political prisoners were sent. Only one year later the whole town was turned into a collective and pass-through camp for Jews.The town inhabitants were removed so that there was enough space for the race that was determined for elimination.Thus, a huge ghetto was created and became "a display window" for Hitler´s propaganda from time to time.This was the place where the Nazis brought delegations and showed how humanely they treated prisoners and how well the prisoners were. However, immediately after the delegation left, the terror of ghetto life broke out again.Yes there were schools, newspapers were published, concerts were organised, theatre performances were played...But this all was not a result of the enthusiasm of the interned, it was just proof of their endless human resistence and moral power.Terezín was a transfer station leading to extermination concentration camps.Today, Terezín is a huge monument with places of reverence, cemeteries, expositions and museums visited by crowds of tourists from all over the world. Yes it is still a living town, a home for people who live, love and enjoy themselves.The unbroken spirit of those who did not give up still survives here. You will feel it as soon as you pass though the gate of the Small Fortress or enter the typical barracks of the Terezín ghetto...Terezín is a simply a town where deep reverence and respect are connected with lively present times.It is a town of hope, where if we do not forget, we will deserve better lives.   

I and professional driver will pick you up in a lobby of the hotel at 9am.It takes approximately an hour to get there. Our first visit will be a Small Fortress and the National Cemetery,set up shortly after the country´s liberation in 1945. Then we will visit Museum Ghetto,Jewish Prayer Room and Barracks.

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Bottled water
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entry/Admission - Terezin Memorial
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
Not Included
  • Lunch is not included in this tour (available to buy)
Departure Point
Departure is at 9am from the hotel you are located in
Daily starting at 9am
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

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