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Terezin Memorial (Theresienstadt) Tour

Terezin Memorial (Theresienstadt) Tour
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Number of People Minimum 2 people
Booking information
Dates: Operates all year
Times: Daily 10:00
Duration: 5 hours
(no tour on: 24-26 Dec).

Pick Up: From your hotel shortly before the tour - the exact time will be stated in your booking confirmation.

Depending on the location and accessibility of your hotel, our coach will either stop outside or our guide will walk you to the departure point.

Alternatively, join us at our meeting point near the Old Town Square.

Tour Ends: Near Old Town Square.
Wheelchair Access Wheelchair access with prior notice. Advise us in special requests on the booking form
Book Terezin Memorial (Theresienstadt) Tour
A half day trip from Prague to the Terezin Memorial (Theresienstadt), a World War II concentration camp and Jewish ghetto.

This excursion is part by air-conditioned coach, part on foot.

After picking you up from your Prague hotel, we drive for around 40 minutes to reach the Terezin Memorial.

A former garrison town, Terezin was built at the end of the 18th century by Emperor Joseph II as an ingenious system of military fortresses. However, when the Nazis invaded the Czech Republic in World War II, this huge area was converted into a concentration camp and Jewish ghetto.

We embark on an extensive tour of the important monuments at the Terezin Memorial, which is divided into two parts:

The Small Fortress (also known as the Prague Gestapo Prison) was the concentration camp. It was used to house mostly political prisoners. Around 90,000 people passed through here.

The Big Fortress, comprising 80% of the Terezin Memorial, was the Jewish ghetto. Here we visit the Ghetto Museum (Terezin Museum), the Columbarium, the Prayer Room (Hidden Synagogue), the exhibition at Magdeburg Barracks, and the Jewish Cemetery Crematorium (please note that the cemetery is closed on Saturdays).

Many aspects of Terezin are eerily preserved in, or restored to, their 1940s state.

Displays include a prison dormitory and some of the belongings of the unfortunate people who resided here - their clothing, drawings, music, poetry and other precious artefacts. Through these we gain an understanding of what life was like for the inmates, and of their hopes and despair.

There are also audio visual displays and documentary films featuring archive material from the era. In all, around 32,000 prisoners passed through the Big Fortress.

This sorry episode in the history of Terezin, and of humanity in general, will no doubt leave many unanswered questions in your mind, as to how or why such atrocities can occur.

As the tour is of a sensitive nature, we only run it in small groups. It is led by an expert guide in Jewish history, to ensure participants gain a full understanding of the subject.

For refreshments, the onsite kiosk only stocks a limited range of snacks and drinks, and is not always open. Therefore we recommend bringing your own refreshments.

Prague Experience sightseeing tours are in English. They are led by professional, licensed tourist guides and use modern, air-conditioned mini-coaches.

The tour finishes back in Prague, near the Old Town Square.

Note: many inhabitants of Terezin were deported from the Jewish Quarter in Prague. To trace the origins of the Terezin story therefore, you may also wish to book our Jewish Quarter Walking Tour, which is led by the same expert guides from this tour.

Group information
For groups of 15+ people in summer (April-October) and 10+ people in winter (November-March), we can offer at no extra cost:
-a private tour, including a guide and coach exclusive to your group.
-a departure time of your choice.
To reserve, mention it in Special Requests on the booking form.

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Exchange Rate GBP £1 = 28czk
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Exchange Rate Euros €1 = 25czk
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Exchange Rate US Dollars $1 = 20czk
Prague InformationTicket Prices
1250czk Adults
1150czk Students
1000czk Children

What's Included?
Hotel pick up + Guided tour & admission to all monuments in the Terezin Memorial.
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