Get to know both sides of Terezín’s story and learn about one of the most sophisticated baroque fortresses of Europe, later used by Nazis as a Jewish Ghetto and Gestapo prison.
Terezín was meant to defend our country and Prague from aggressive Prussians. It was so perfectly designed that nobody even dared to siege it. That’s why you can nowadays explore more than 60 kilometers of its defense tunnels and hidden mine chambers. Learn from your guide how the system worked and how this marvelous piece of engineering could turn into deadly trap for anyone daring to siege it.
After discovering its famous past we’ll dig into very dark history of 20th century when Terezín was used as a Jewish ghetto and a labor camp, as well as Gestapo prison. Over 150 000 people went through the ghetto, only 35 000 survived to the end of the war. Learn how people lived and worked inside the ghetto and have exclusive access to recently discovered messages they left behind.
Lastly, we’ll visit a former Gestapo prison in Small Fortress, where political enemies of Nazi Germany were kept. Every fourth person who went through had never seen the end of the war, dying of horrible conditions, malnutrition or simply being executed. Get to know what life was like for prisoners as well as their guards. Terezín is an experience you’ll never forget.
Duration: 9 hours
Meeting point: The meeting point for this tour is at the top of the Wenceslas Square in front of the statue of St. Wenceslas. Your guide is going to hold a lime green umbrella.