Terezin was a concentration camp during the Second World War. In some guidebooks it is also referred as Theresienstadt, which is a German name for town of Terezin. Unlikely other concentration camps Terezin as a whole town was transformed into the concentration camp. Originally Terezin was normal town with a huge fortress and fortification. Nazi’s found the area perfect for creation of such a sad facility. Terezin was meant not to be a death camp, yet many lives were lost here.
Visitors are shown the terrible conditions in which prisoners were kept. You can walk through the Small Fortress on your own or you can get a professional guide to lead you through the Memorial. You will see the fake bathrooms (bathrooms built only to be shown to inspection from the Red Cross), bedrooms (which accommodated 60+ people in only a few beds), solo-prison-cells (tiny, dark and cold cells for rebels and uncomfortable prisoners), but also the whole system of tunnels and residences of German officers. In the area of the Memorial it is also possible to visit a cinema and watch a movie form the WWII or about the Terezin concentration camp. There are also movies where some of the prisoners who survived the cruelty, talk about the time spent in Terezin cells.
The other parts of Terezin town hide the Barracks, Museum and the cemetery with the adjusting crematory. You will have a chance to visit all. Of course you can always decide not to visit any other parts, if you do feel well. For some guests the trip can be too emotional and it is recommended to read some more information about the holocaust and concentration camps in advance.
Traveling from Prague to Berlin via Terezin:
9:00 pick up in Prague
10:00 drop of in Terezin at Small Fortress car park for sightseeing
10:00 – 14:00 car is on disposal for passengers to go around Terezin to visit the barracks, crematory as well as the museum
14:00 departure from Terezin towards Berlin.
17:00 arrival to Berlin
Traveling from Berlin to Prague via Terezin
9:00 pick up in Terezin
12:00 arrival to Terezin Small Fortress car park
12:00 – 16:00 touring of Small Fortress, Barracks, Museum, Cemetery and the Crematory
16:00 departure Terezin and continue transportation to Prague
17:00 arrival to Prague
Pick up points:
At the hotel: the driver will meet you at the hotel lobby
At the apartment: the driver will be waiting in front of the building
Other: to be agreed
In Terezin: the driver will remain on your disposal. He will park near each of the visited parts of Terezin town.
Prices includes VAT, diesel, wage of the driver, car rental, all fees and taxes. The tip for the driver is not included, however the driver will never seek for the tip. Tipping is voluntary. The payment can be done in CZK, EUR, USD or credit card. The credit card payment is made in Czech currency according to current payment policy. The parking fee at the Terezin Memorial central car park is included as well.