Private-Terezin: Delve into one of the darkest chapters of the Czech Republic’s history with this visit to Terezin, site of the notorious Theresienstadt concentration camp. Located north of Prague this former medieval fortress was used by the Nazis during World War II to perpetrate their sickening crimes.
Constructed in the 18th century by the Habsburg Monarchy, the building originally served as a fortress that could hold up to 11,000 soldiers during war time. As you will hear during the tour, this number pales into comparison when you think about the hundreds of thousands of mainly Jewish prisoners who were squeezed into the camp to suffer atrocious conditions during the war. Although not an extermination camp, the treatment of prisoners was nevertheless barbaric and many thousands died here.
Enter and wander through the barracks, courtyards and rooms of the prisoners and see the hardship the inmates had to endure. Everything has been preserved as it was to remind future generations of the appalling crimes committed by some on their fellow human beings. Also visit the Ghetto Museum and the Museum of Magdeburg to understand more about this tragic period of history and learn of the daily life of the prisoners in the camp. Stop at the crematorium and pause to contemplate the rows of innocent victims whose final resting place was to be found far from their family and friends.
Please be aware that you will hear many harrowing stories during this striking and thought-provoking tour.
Meeting/pick-up point: At the reception of the client's hotel.
Duration: 5 hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
End/closing time: At 2pm.