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From Prague: Terezin Concentration Camp Guided Tour

4.6 / 5

68 reviews

From Prague: Terezin Concentration Camp Guided Tour

From US$ 55.42 per person

Learn about the terrible history of Terezin on this guided tour with roundtrip transportation from Prague.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Czech
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Terezin and places connected to the Second World War
  • Take a guided tour through the site of a former concentration camp
  • Learn about the atrocities committed at Terezin
Full description
Terezin is located approximately ninety miles north of Prague and just south of Litomerice. The town was built in 1780 by Emperor Joseph II of Austria and named after his mother, Empress Maria Theresa. Terezin consisted of two fortresses. The Big Fortress was surrounded by ramparts and contained a barracks. However, Terezin had not been used as a fortress since 1882 and had become a garrison town, which was almost entirely separated from the rest of the countryside. Terezin changed dramatically when the Nazis renamed it Theresienstadt and sent the first Jewish transports there in November 1941. These workers made up the Aufbaukommando (construction detail), later known in the camp as AK1 and AK2. These men were sent to transform the garrison town into a camp. These workers transformed the town, that in 1940 held approximately 7,000 residents, into a concentration camp which held about 35,000 to 60,000 people. With your certified guide, you will be guided through the Terezin concentration camp, learning about the terrible history of this place. The tour visits most places of significance at the site. Afterwards, you will return to Prague.
Includes
  • Driver/guide
  • Roundtrip bus transfer from Prague Křižovnické Square to Terezin
  • Admission ticket to Terezin Fortress
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Křižovnické Square, in front of the statue of Charles IV. The guide will be holding an open blue and white umbrella.

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Important information

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  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  •  This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  •  This tour will take place rain or shine.
  •  Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 68 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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Deeply sobering experience. Our guide was very knowledgable, as well as our driver who also took us to the large fortress and gave good detail en route to the small fortress. We would greatly recommend this, as although a sad experience in many ways it is so important. Thanks to the team that took us.

November 11, 2021

Super experience, our driver told a little about Prague and the Czech Republic on the way to Theresienstadt. When we arrived there was a local guide ready to show us around the place. Had we left on our own, we would not have had the same experience that he gave us. He was really good. So the best recommendations from here.

September 26, 2021

Nice driver who was able to tell a lot during the route about the activity we had, and even told a lot about the city of Prague and where we drove by. This gave us a good view of the city, Terezin and the fortress itself! After arriving at the fortress we got a good guide who could tell and show us even more in perfect English. We can definitely recommend this activity!

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August 25, 2021

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