Private Former Concentration Camp Terezin Tour from Prague
Theresienstadt, the concentration camp, also referred to as Theresienstadt Ghetto, was established by the SS during World War II in the fortress and garrison city of Terezín. During World War II it served as a Nazi concentration camp staffed by German Nazi guards.
Tons of thousands of people died there, some killed outright and others dying from malnutrition and disease. More than 150,000 other persons (including tons of thousands of children) were held there for months or years, before being sent by rail transports to their deaths at Treblinka and Auschwitz extermination camps in occupied Poland, as well as to smaller camps elsewhere.
I will pick you up with a professional driver at 9am in a lobby of the hotel you are located in. It takes approximately an hour to get there. Entrance fees are included in this tour. After the tour we will have delicious Czech meal in a local small Terezín restaurant you enjoy.
per adult from
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Fuel surcharge
- Bottled water
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Landing and facility fees
- Entry/Admission - Mala Pevnost (Small Fortress)
- Entry/Admission - Terezín Memorial - Ghetto Museum
- Entry/Admission - Terezin Memorial
- Entry/Admission - Magdeburska Kasarna (Magdeburg Barracks)
- Entry/Admission - The Jewish Cemetery
What's excluded :
- Lunch is not included in this tour (available to buy)
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Mala Pevnost (Small Fortress), Mala Pevnost, Terezin 41155 Czech Republic
It was originally built to become a proud and impregnable fortress surrounded by walls and protected by a sophisticated system of flood trenches. Built in 11 years at the end of the 18th century this fortress, whose first cornerstone was laid by Emperor Joseph II, and the city carrying the name of his mother Empress Maria Theresa,never protected anything from anyone in the end.Terezín was determined to become a huge jail. It first became a jail as early as in the mid-19th century. Its most famous prisoner was Gavrilo Princip, who fired the first shot in Sarajevo and started the First World War before being brought here in 1914. However, the fate of this town was fulfilled during the Second World War. In 1940 the Small Fortress of Terezín became a prison of the Prague Gestapo, to which especially political prisoners were sent. Only one year later the whole town was turned into a collective and pass-through camp for Jews.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Terezín Memorial - The National Cemetery, Principova alej 304, 411 55 Terezín, Czechia
The National Cemetery was created artificially after liberation in 1945. The stimulus for its creation came from among former prisoners and the heirs of those who died, at whose request physical remains were exhumed from six mass graves in the ramparts of the Small Fortress which had been in use from March 1st to May 7th 1945. Among those who were exhumed were prisoners from the death march that in May 1945 arrived at the Small Fortress.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Terezín Memorial - Ghetto Museum, Komenského 148, 411 55 Terezín, Czechia
Terezín Ghetto was opened in the former municipal school in 1991. In this way, efforts for a dignified commemoration of the Ghetto victims and correct explanation of its history, tasks facing not only the employees of the Terezín Memorial together with the former inmates but also other representatives of the country’s public life, finally come to fruition after more than forty years. The Museum’s newly conceived permanent exhibition entitled ”Terezín in the 'Final Solution of the Jewish Question '1941 – 1945“ was inaugurated in 2001. We can also find here a Memorial Hall of the Terezín Ghetto’s Children, devoted to its youngest victims, plus a selection from the world-famous drawings made by children from the Ghetto, a scale model of the Ghetto with an electronic orientation system showing its individual thematic units and with relevant information for visitors, for the local reading room and the cinema where documentary films are screened.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Terezin Memorial, Principova alej 304, Terezin 411 55 Czech Republic
The small Jewish prayer hall was founded during the Ghetto period and served spiritual needs of the prisoners who were accomodated in the neighbouring houses.
Owned by František Bubák, the space served as part of a funeral parlor before World War II. Though forced to leave Terezín during 1942, Bubák reclaimed the property after the war. Because his family feared repercussions from the Communist regime, they kept the prayer room’s existence a secret while using it as a storage facility. Bubák’s descendants did not notify the authorities about it until after the 1989 Velvet Revolution that brought democracy to what was then Czechoslovakia. Visitors have been allowed to see the room since the late 1990s.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Magdeburska Kasarna (Magdeburg Barracks), Hlavni Pevnost, Terezin Czech Republic
The Jewish ghetto’s local government was headquartered in the former Magdeburg Barracks building. It officially took care of the internal affairs of the ghetto, though all important issues were fully under the control of camp SS command. Opened in 1997 following renovations, the Magdeburg Barracks today features a replica of prison barracks from the ghetto period and other items, though its main function is as the venue for an exhibition on the ghetto’s artistic and cultural life. This includes artefacts relating to music, the visual arts, literature and theatre that attest to the huge desire of the forced inhabitants for a little humanity and hope in concentration camp conditions. Alongside the exhibition the building houses an educational Meeting Centre.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: The Jewish Cemetery, South of town, Terezin Czech Republic
The crematorium at the Terezín Jewish Cemetery was built by ghetto prisoners by order of the SS commanders. Its operation was launched at the beginning of October 1942. The central part of the facility comprised four oil-powered incinerators supplied by Ignis Hüttenbau from Teplice-Šanov. The front section served as a space for unloading the corpses from coffins. On one side it bordered with the autopsy room, on the other there was an annex that housed the guards made up of Czech police officers and prisoners working at the crematorium. At the time of the highest mortality rate, there were up to eighteen prisoner workers who rotated in permanent shifts. Whenever the mortality rate dropped, the number of workers decreased to four. The crematorium was supervised by SS-Scharführer Heindl, one of the camp's feared top officers, yet routine checks were carried out by the camp commanders as well.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Peace Square, Litomerice Czech Republic
Litoměřice is a town in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic only 10 min.drive from Terezín. It has about 24,000 inhabitants. It lies at the junction of the rivers Elbe and Ohře, approximately 64 km (40 mi) northwest of Prague.
The town is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Litoměřice (part of Archdiocese of Prague), the 4th oldest – and 3rd still existing – Catholic diocese on present Czech territory.
We go here for a relaxation and great Czech lunch.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Departure Point :Prague Marriott Hotel, V Celnici 8, Nové Město, 110 00 Praha-Praha 1, Czechia
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up the clients from the hotel or an airbnb accommodation. We just need to know an exact name and the address of the hotel or the other place.Airports
- Prague-Ruzyne Airport, Aviaticka, Prague Czech Republic
Departure Time :9:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Dress code is smart casual
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.