Theresienstadt Concentration Camp

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  • From Prague: Terezin Concentration Camp Guided Tour

    1. From Prague: Terezin Concentration Camp Guided Tour

    Terezin is located approximately ninety miles north of Prague and just south of Litomerice. The town was built in 1780 by Emperor Joseph II of Austria and named after his mother, Empress Maria Theresa. Terezin consisted of two fortresses. The Big Fortress was surrounded by ramparts and contained a barracks. However, Terezin had not been used as a fortress since 1882 and had become a garrison town, which was almost entirely separated from the rest of the countryside. Terezin changed dramatically when the Nazis renamed it Theresienstadt and sent the first Jewish transports there in November 1941. These workers made up the Aufbaukommando (construction detail), later known in the camp as AK1 and AK2. These men were sent to transform the garrison town into a camp. These workers transformed the town, that in 1940 held approximately 7,000 residents, into a concentration camp which held about 3...

    Very efficiently and comfortably arranged. Interesting tour with knowledgeable guide. His English wasn’t perfect but was still understandable.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

We booked the trip very last minute.Upon departure our itinerary was explained clearly to us so we knew exactly what to expect from the start. Our driver,who was not a professional guide,went above and beyond to share with us all the insights of Prague from a point of view of a local. On the way to Terezin he also shared with us interesting facts and history about all importants sights and buildings we passed. He even had a book with photographs to show us how the area suffered from the flood that happened in 2002. We have seen the Jewish crematorium the large fortress and ended with a visit by a professional guide in the small fortress. The story here is not as well known but very heartbreaking and touching nonetheless. We believe that this history should never be forgotten and were very happy to have been here. Very professional service received from the company. Special thanks to our driver/guide Costa.

Nice driver who was able to tell a lot during the route about the activity we had, and even told a lot about the city of Prague and where we drove by. This gave us a good view of the city, Terezin and the fortress itself! After arriving at the fortress we got a good guide who could tell and show us even more in perfect English. We can definitely recommend this activity!

A moving visit to this camp. It is always difficult to delve into such a terrible past. My guide, speaking French, knows the history of this painful period well. She was able to answer questions. To advise not to forget ...

We were able to benefit from an excellent guide (Martin), to recommend absolutely, we learned a lot both about the 2nd world war as about the evolution and the current situation of the Czech Republic.

Very efficiently and comfortably arranged. Interesting tour with knowledgeable guide. His English wasn’t perfect but was still understandable.