North Bohemia, Czech Republic
In 1947, the National Suffering Memorial was opened on the site of suffering of thousands. Later it was re-named to Terezín Memorial.
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 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.
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!
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The venue is in good condition and has been taken care of and preserved. Terezin is actually a beautiful town.
Enormous!!! Recommend to bring food and water and chocolate because you need body and mental power to walk everywhere. It's around 10km and 5 hours full of information.
Tour in English Language
October 16, 2019 | 10:00 (Wed)
Bus Tour in English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
October 17, 2019 | 08:45 (Thu)
Bus Tour in English Language
October 17, 2019 | 09:00 (Thu)
October 17, 2019 | 09:15 (Thu)
Private Tour in English, French, German, Spanish or Russian
October 17, 2019 | 10:00 (Thu)
January - December 2019:
Music and dinner in Prague. Jazz or blues tunes, classical music or traditional music. Visit great Prague event venues. Taste exquisite meal. Choice is yours. Make your stay in Prague the most memorable: get your tickets now.
October-November 2019:Planning an autumn trip to Prague?
Visit the 23rd edition of the established international music festival. This year names such as
Laura Mvula, Fred Hersch or Jack Quartet appear. Original program, distinctive artists.
October 2019: We very much recommend this pure spiritual experience. Visit the annual festival of Orthodox music and hear hymns of Byzantine times, A. Pärt, S. Rachmaninov, current composers and more.
Book Prague jazz concerts. Explore Prague´s best jazz clubs: Reduta jazz club, U Malého Glena jazz club, Agharta jazz centre, Jazz blues club Ungelt, Cafe Mozart. Live concerts with great Czech musicians. Jazz with menu on Jazz Boat.
Concert Season 2019: concerts in Klementinum Mirror Chapel & Municipal House are the most popular and highly rated chamber concerts in Prague. Dvořák Symphony Orchestra deliver the best of A. Vivaldi, A. Dvořák, W. A. Mozart and more.
Concert season 2019:
Prague is a real Mekka for all classical music lovers. Choose from a wide list of concerts at glorious concert halls such as Rudolfinum, Municipal House or few hidden gems such as Boccaccio Hall. They are all located in Prague center.
Concert Season 2018:
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.
Look forward to compositions by W. A. Mozart, J. S. Bach, G. Mahler, A. Dvořák, B. Smetana, organ and piano recitals, chamber music and more. Check the rich program!
End of September - November 2019: Autumn seasons brings time for recollection. Visiting a classical concert in Prague will provide you the best opportunity to do so. Chamber concerts, orchestral music, church concerts...
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.
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October 16, 2019 (Wed)