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Terezin Memorial, Terezin

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Just an hour outside Prague, Terezin Memorial is a former military fort that played a grim role in World War II. Originally built in the 18th century to strengthen the city's defenses against Prussia, the fortress never saw a real battle, eventually becoming a ghetto and concentration camp for Jews from Czechoslovakia, Germany, and Austria. Although never officially designated as an extermination camp, the ghetto saw the deaths of over 30,000 people, caused in large part by appalling living conditions. Today, this site contains a memorial complex preserving some of the buildings used to house thousands of prisoners. Visit the on-site museum for an in-depth look at the ghetto's role in the "Final Solution." To visit Terezin Memorial on your holiday in Terezin, and find out what else Terezin has to offer, use our Terezin tourist route planner.
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  • At first we thought to reach the Memorial by using public transport, but after taking into account the time that we lost between coincidence and the other, we turned to a street box office in Prague which organises tours. Very helpful salesmen of box office organized in minutes a wonderful day trip 5 hours with Italian help. The cost has been completely honest, considering that without driving you would have seen so many things (i.e. tunnels of the fortress walls). The vehicle used in the tour was a comfortable minibus that we shared with other Italian and English 2 3. Apart from this brief introduction, the Memorial has really incredible because it covers an area not indifferent and only the ability that each of us has inevitably makes it unsettling.
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  • I am a university professor in the U.S. who annually brings students to Germany and the Czech Republic to study policing and social control during the 3rd Reich. For the past three years I have includ...  more »
  • We took the bus from the metro holesovice nadrazy. AR by nobody 192 krc. About 50 minutes. Stop at 100 m from the entrance of the fortress. The entrance fee includes a guided tour. So we got a guide for us two. Visit of the fortress tour then only visit of the Museum, barracks... plan for a day. Lots of walking.
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  • I went here on a school trip and I have to say it was amazing. We had a tour guide, but that is definitely not necessary for the impact of this to hit you right in your face. The whole place is much bigger than I would've expected and you can clearly see the different parts of the camp. It's largely unchanged with just a nice little museum displaying some items used from the camp and a gift shop standing out. The camp is surprisingly close to Prague and you can get there very quickly. At the same time, if you are visiting Prague for a short amount of time, this Terezin isn't compulsory.
  • A very important and unique site. A very important concentration camp during the Nazi time. I suggest to start your visit at Trezin Center and go first to the main museum, rather than start at the small fortress. If you come with a bus from Prague, then get off at the second station in the city, not Trezin Memorial but Trezin center. I suggest giving the visit in the city about 4-5 hours. This is not an ordinary camp. This is a walled city which became a camp. Then there is the small fortress, which was used as a special prison managed by the Gestapo.
  • The fortress is a big place, you''ll need at least 2-3 hours to see everything. The tour guides can give a lot of information and explaining about the place. A visit without a guide (like I did) gives you more time to really see everything and at your own pace.
  • Impressive. You wonder how Europese has become so civilized after so many cruelties through the past centuries.
  • Very moving, the tour guide (included in the entry price) was very informative, its quite incredible what man will do to his fellow man. A must see.