Terezín Memorial

North Bohemia, Czech Republic

Outside Prague

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Get your Terezín tour tickets. The Terezín Memorial honors the victims of the Nazi political and racial persecution during the WWII. 

In 1947, the National Suffering Memorial was opened on the site of suffering of thousands. Later it was re-named to Terezín Memorial. 

History

Terezín is a fortress built by the ruler Josef II in the 18th century, located in the North Bohemia. It was named after his mother, Maria Theresa. The original purpose of the fortress was to secure the bridges across the Ohře and Labe rivers against the Prussian troops.

Ironically, it became a prison and during the World World II a Jewish ghetto and a concentration camp. 

The Small Fortress and the Big Fortress during World War II

The Prague Gestapo police prison was set up in the Small Fortress in 1940. Over the two year period the camp (Big Fortress) was re-built to hold a massive capacity of over 150 000 prisoners, mainly Jews from Czechoslovakia as well as Germany and Austria.

Although not primarily death camp, thousands of people died there because of the poor hygienic conditions and thousands of Jews were sent to Auschwitz and other "work camps" in Europe where the death was almost inevitable. 

The camp and prison were liberated in May 1945 by the Soviet Army. It is said only around 17 000 Jews survived the Terezín concentration camp. After the war, the camp was used as an internment camp for ethnic Germans. It was closed in 1948. 

Ghetto Museum

is located in the centre of Terezín town and helds a permanent exhibiton displaying living conditions of Jews imprisoned in the Terezín concentration camp. Often, lectures are held there. Although the exhibition might be emotionally draining, it carries an important message: 

It show us that even at times of despair, prisoners would find their way to express themselves through art (performing plays watched even by the Nazi, classical music concerts, etc). You will learn that at these awful times facing death on daily basis, they still kept strong will to live and love. 

Fancy group tours or private tours? We offer both! 

We'll take care of your cultural program! Check our events list. 

Upcoming events

International organ festival in Prague Castle

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July 2021

The organ festival in St Vitus Cathedral in Prague Castle offers a rare opportunity to hear the 4 500 pipes organ of the Cathedral. Listen to music by J. S. Bach, C. Franck, and more, played by renowned organists.

Festival Czech Touches of Music 2021

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The international Festival Czech Touches of Music is among the most renowned festivals in the Czech Republic. The top works of classical music are performed in historically valuable halls. The program offers grand orchestral concerts as well as captivating chamber music.

26th International Organ Festival

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August-September 2021

After a long musical fast, enjoy a musical feast. St. James Basilica presents the 26th edition of the international organ festival. Listen to the great performances on the largest and most famous organ in Prague.

Czech Philharmonic - Rudolfinum

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The Czech Philharmonic celebrates its 125th anniversary. The most noteworthy orchestra in Czech Republic presents a new series of concerts. You can appreciate the outstanding acoustics of Dvořák and Suk Hall in Rudolfinum. Take a look!

Klementinum classical concerts Prague

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Enjoy classical concerts in Klementinum (Clementinum) Mirror Chapel, St. Salvator Church in Clementinum, or St. Clement Cathedral. Very popular orchestral or chamber concerts in splendid venues often accompanied by organ.

Prague Dinner Concerts - classic and jazz

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Enjoy an unforgettable dinner with live music in Prague. Jazz, classical, traditional. Some great Prague event venues such as Boccaccio Hall or Jazz Boat. Romantic ambiance. Great musicians. Exquisite meal. Choice is yours.

Concerts in Smetana Hall of Municipal House

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The Smetana Hall is the most important hall of the Municipal House in Prague. During classical concerts held here, you may enjoy the splendour and beautiful decorations of this Art Nouveau jewel of Prague architecture.

Summer open air concerts in Prague

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Enjoy live concerts in splendid baroque Prague gardens. Spend an unforgettable summer evening with classical music.

Prague Opera Tickets

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Czech opera: full schedule and tickets for the best opera performances at the National Theatre, State Opera and the Estates Theatre in Prague. Top opera soloists and orchestra in splendid venues.

Organ concerts in Prague

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Concert Season 2021: Find a list of all spiritual, sacred, organ or chamber concerts in the most famous churches in Prague center with astonishing architecture and exterior. Most of them have unique organ instruments from Baroque period.

Prague Ballet Tickets

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We bring you the full schedule and tickets for the best Czech ballet company performances at magnificent scenes of Prague National Theatre, State Opera, the Estates Theatre and chamber ballets at Prague Theatre Hybernia.

Group Discounts

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We offer group discounts

Are you a group of 10+ people? Do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to negotiate the best price for you. Simply choose the event and we will take care of the rest.

Gift Certificates

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Special Present

Is someone precious to you planning a trip to Prague? Why don´t you surprise them with a unique present! We are pleased to offer you Prague Ticket Office Gift Certificate.

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