Join this tour and follow the route used to move prisoners from Prague to the Nazi concentration camp at Terezín. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you the story behind the camp and its prisoners as you tour the site and visit the memorial.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Old Town SquareMeet your guide in central Prague at Old Town Square and board on a private bus to Terezín Concentration Camp. On the way, learn about Terezín’s past as a 18th-century fortress, and how, in WWII, its walled garrisons were converted into a Nazi concentration camp. Hear how the rail line your train is following is the very same one used during the war to transport Jewish people to the complex.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Terezin Memorial, Terezin, Usti nad Labem Region, BohemiaYour tour focuses on Terezín’s Main Fortress, the part of the camp that became a ghetto for Jewish people from across Europe. Walk through the gate emblazoned with arbeit macht frei or 'work sets you free', and take a guided tour around the grounds and buildings that mark the horrors that took place here.Hear how an estimated 35,000 people perished in Terezín, and learn about the conditions endured by those incarcerated here. See the barracks, prison cells and Jewish prayer room, and view the former SS camp headquarters and guards station.As you walk, listen to the story of how Terezín was presented to International Red Cross monitors as a vibrant Jewish community, with leisure facilities, shops and theatre and music shows. Learn about this cruel farce and how, despite unspeakable suffering, many Jews managed to keep hope alive. Explore the museum that tells some of the prisoners’ stories and displays drawings made by some of the children. Watch a Nazi propaganda film about the camp, and walk around the moving Jewish cemetery, crematorium and columbarium. While visits here can be distressing, your guide will provide sensitive commentary throughout.Duration: 6 hoursStop At: Old Town HallAfterwards, travel back to central Prague by private bus, where the tour ends where it starts (5 - 10 min walking distance from Old Town Square).Duration: 1 hour