The town of Terezin was the site of wartime Czechoslovakia’s only concentration camp. On this tour we will visit the camp and its museum and the surrounding town.
Terezin was established at the end of the 18th century by the Austrian emperor Joseph II as part of the ingenious system of fortresses guarding the northern border against the Prussians. The town was never used for this original purpose but during the World War II it became the only Nazi concentration camp in the Czech Republic. Thousands of people died here and more than 150 000 people passed through on to the annihilation camps in the east. Nowadays Terezin is a museum with a very interesting exhibition for those who want to know more about the tragic history of World War II.
On this tour the guide will pick you up by private car and you will take the hour-long drive north to Terezin. At first you will visit the Small Fortress, the formal prison of the ghetto where you will see the level of cruelty that took place in the camp. The guide will take you to the cells and also to the tunnels in the massive walls of the fortress and finally you will be able to watch a short Nazi propaganda movie about the Terezin ghetto. In the main town you will visit the preserved Magdeburg Barracks where hundreds of people lived in just a few rooms.
We will then have a typical Czech lunch with beer before setting off on the drive home.
The price includes return transfer by private car, entrances to the ghetto museum, small fortress and a typical Czech lunch (including beer).