Terezín concentration camp tour from Prague
History & heritage tours

Terezín concentration camp tour from Prague

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Four days a week
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 7 hours 30 minutes
Do this because
  • See through the pretty facade of sleepy town in the Bohemian countryside
  • Visit Terezín's monuments, memorials and museums and find hidden traces of its dark past
  • Learn about the prisoners’ courageous resilience the rich cultural and religious life, the celebrations, the compositions and staged operas
What to expect

A day-trip to the former ghetto, concentration camp and GESTAPO prison just one hour from Prague, this tour focuses on Czech-Jewish history, World War II and the Holocaust.

A sleepy town in the Bohemian countryside today, your expert guides will help you see through its pretty facade. You will visit Terezín's monuments, memorials and museums and find hidden traces of its dark past while discussing present-day attitudes towards Terezín. You will learn about its history, from its times as a Habsburg Empire garrison town to the visit of the Red Cross and the story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and her children’s paintings.

A sobering but essential educational experience shedding light on people’s darkest potential. Remembering what happened then and drawing the right conclusions remains forever crucially important. Central to the Holocaust, more than 33,000 prisoners died here as a result of malnutrition, disease and the sadistic treatment by their captors. For many more, it was their last stop before being deported to extermination camps like Auschwitz, Treblinka or Sobibór.

This contrasts with prisoners’ courageous resilience. Defying the most dire conditions, people maintained a rich cultural and religious life, held celebrations, even composed and staged operas.
Terezín epitomises the worst aspects of the human spirit but its prisoners left the world striking examples of human potential and the power of compassion. Terezín played a unique double role, in the Nazis’ pursuit of the Final Solution but also their propaganda efforts to conceal the holocaust.

In this tour you will visit the Columbarium, the Jewish Prayer Room, the Crematorium, the Seat of the Council of Elders, the Jewish dormitories, the Ghetto Museum and Magdeburg Barracks

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What's included
  • Round-trip public transport
  • Admission to the Ghetto Museum and Magdeburg Barracks
What's not included
  • Lunch
Where

Celetna 12, 110 00 Praha-Staré Město, Czechia

Meeting point:

Just off Old Town Square in the heart of the Old Town at the Discover Prague Tour Office at Celetna 12, inside the passageway first
office on the right

What to remember
  • The minimum amount of participants to this tour is 4 people
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When
  • Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 10:00am
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Provider
Discover Prague Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 7 days before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 3 days before, you can still receive a 80% refund.

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