The town of Terezín was founded in 1780 by Emperor Joseph II as a military fortress protecting Prague from the attack of Prussian troops. The small fortress functioned as a prison and the large fortress as a military garrison town.
During World War II, the Small Fortress became a Gestapo prison, and the Large Fortress was chosen by Reinhard Heydrich (the architect of the final solution) as an assembly camp for the Jewish population from 1941.
At the end of the war, it served as a propaganda device for the Nazis, and after the war, Germans were gathered here before being deported to Germany.
You will primarily visit the Great Fortress, which served as a Jewish ghetto. You will visit the Museum of ghetto, where you will learn about the history of the Jews in the Bohemian territories and watch a film made by the Nazis to show how exemplary their care for the Jews was.
Then you will see the original synagogue and a replica of the mansard, then visit the Magdeburg Barracks, which is now a museum of Jewish culture during World War II, and finally the crematorium. Among other things, we will see the former site of the columbarium and the burial brotherhood.
If you are interested, you can also visit the Small Fortress, which functioned as a prison for the Gestapo, and explore it – individual quarters, prison courtyards and other places in the fortress – for about 1 hour.
Duration: 6 hours for the Large Fortress, 8 hours for the Large + Small Fortress
Included: pick-up at the hotel, travel there and back by car with a personal driver, guide service throughout the whole trip, bottle of water
Not included: entrance fees to the buildings, lunch if needed
All below mentioned prices are for the whole group.
PRICE FOR ONLY THE GREAT FORTRESS (6 hours)
PRICE FOR THE WHOLE FORTRESSES – (8 hours)