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Terezín Concentration Camp Day Tour from Prague

Product ID: 58009
Travel back to the dark days of World War II and visit the Terezín Concentration Camp set up by the SS in sleepy Bohemia. Learn how 140,000 people were deported there by the Nazis when it served as a Gestapo prison, ghetto, and camp during the Holocaust.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the monuments and memorials at the Terezín Concentration Camp
  • Learn about some of the darkest days in European history
  • Go to the Terezín Concentration Camp Museum to uncover hidden secrets
  • Hear stories focused on the Czech-Jewish history of World War II
  • Be inspired by stories of humans overcoming the direst conditions
  • Visit the Ghetto Museum and Magdeburg Barracks
Full description
Learn about some of the darkest days in European history on a full-day tour to the Terezín Concentration Camp in the sleepy Bohemian countryside. Following a transfer from Prague city center, explore the former ghetto, concentration camp, and Gestapo prison just 1-hour from the city center. Hear stories from the Czech-Jewish history of World War II and the Holocaust.

Central to the tragedy of the Holocaust, Terezín saw 33,000 prisoners perish as a result of malnutrition, disease, and the sadistic treatment of their captors. For many more it was their last stop before being deported to extermination camps like Auschwitz, Treblinka, or Sobibór.

Hear how the prisoners defied the direst conditions to maintain a rich cultural and religious life, hold celebrations, and even compose and stage operas. Terezín epitomizes 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 double role, both in the Nazi pursuit of the Final Solution, and their propaganda efforts to conceal the Holocaust. See the monuments and memorials at Terezín, and visit the museum to find hidden traces of its dark past. Discuss present-day attitudes towards Terezín, and learn the history of the town, from its time as a Habsburg Empire garrison town, the visit of the Red Cross, and the story of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis and her children's paintings.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation by public transport
  • Museum entrance fee
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the local operator's office, Prague 1, Celetná 12, (inside the passageway) first office on the right.

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Important information
Know before you go
Please note that lunch is not included in the tour and there are not many places to purchase food, so it is best if you bring your own lunch for the tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 233 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Informative & emotional

Misha our guide was great from beginning to end. He was very knowledgeable & interesting. He was also very respectful of the people who lost their lives & told their story well. This isn't a fun trip but it was an important one for me to do. I really enjoyed doing a day trip using public transport. It was a very well organised trip.

October 16, 2019

Long great day

This your uses a train to get to Terezin. Hence, the lower cost. Beautiful train ride. The guide, Śtépán, was wonderful. He told us about the history of the area, how the fortress was constructed, it’s days as a concentration camp and the town today. He blended the horror of the camp with stories of the spirit of the prisoners and their unfailing belief in God. Tour was great. Štêpân gets 5 stars too

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July 21, 2019

Great history lesson.

Let me start by saying this was a great tour but it was done economically. Which means lots of walking and public transport. Our guide Petra was really good and was passionate about the subject matter. We walked to train station and got on a train, coach class, for about an hour. Then we transferred to a local bus for 1.8 miles. Then it was walking all around the camp. On the way back it was bus train and then was left to find way back to town center. It was exhausting day for us but we’re older and we’re worn down. We did notice other tours there with busses that probably had much less walking but I am sure they cost more. If you into economy, adventure and walking lots then this is a perfect tour. We are still glad we did it.

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June 25, 2019

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Product ID: 58009