A trip to former Jewish Ghetto
Terezín (Theresienstadt) was built in 1780 - 1790 as a fortress to guard the northern approaches to the Bohemian heartlands. In 1782 it was given the status of a town, the life of which was closely connected to the military garrison. The small fortress, which forms part of the Terezín fortification system, became famous under the Habsburg monarchy as a prison and place of punishment for both military and political prisoners.
The most tragic period in the town's history came during the Second World War. First, in June 1940, the German occupants set up a police prison for the Prague Gestapo in the Small Fortress. Then, on the 24th of November 1941, a ghetto was established in the actual town. As a concentration and transit camp, it was used for Jews from the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, and later also from Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Denmark and Slovakia.
Pick you up at your hotel in Prague and takes you about 40 Miles North of Prague to the world-wide known Terezin jewish ghetto during the Second World War.
During this guided tour we will visit all the essential facilities in Terezin town: the Small Fortress, The cemetery, Ghetto muzeum, driving tour of this little fortified town, Crematory, and more.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 5 hours
Late model Mercedes Benz, 6 pasenger, air-conditioned van and some
Estimated Local Cash Needed
500 CZK - Admission fees.
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Pavel was great! He shared history of the Czech Republic on our way to Terezin, then he ended up giving us a private tour at Terezin because the size of the English speaking group when we arrived. He brought the camp to life making the experience very poignant. The museum was so tough to visit after seeing the actual camp. We saw the movie which some others did not with their guide. Short but moving. The crematorium was so eerie. Pavel took us to a small town for wine afterwards. Recommend