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  • Address: Principova alej 304, Terezín, Northwest Bohemia, Czech Republic 411 55, Czech Republic
  • Hours: Open Nov–Mar Mon–Fri 8am–4.30pm; Apr–Oct Mon–Fri 8am–5pm
  • Admission: Adults: CZK 170; All Concessions: CZK 140

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Magdeburg Barracks (Magdeburska Kasarna) Tours

During World War II, Terezín was the largest of the concentration camps constructed by the Nazis to imprison Europe’s Jews; while not an extermination camp in itself, more than 30,000 prisoners died here due to the appalling, disease ridden and cramped conditions, while 80,000 more were shipped to the death camps in eastern Europe such as Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen.

The Magdeburg Barracks were originally constructed in 1780 in Baroque-style and formed part of a military fortress commissioned by Habsburg Emperor Franz Josef II to protect the Austro-Hungarian Empire from invasion by Prussia. During WWII they became part of the Terezín complex, housing countless Jewish families in primitive, freezing conditions in ramshackle, ghetto-like dormitories.

Thanks to the Soviet Army, liberation finally came to the Magdeburg Barracks in May 1945; ironically Terezín ended up as the prison and execution site for many Nazi war criminals. Today the barracks are a place of reconciliation and hope, restored and reopened in 1997 as a conference center run by the Holocaust Education Trust; also displayed are the replica prison dormitories and heart-wrenching exhibitions showcasing the art, literature and music produced by Jewish inmates during the Holocaust.

Practical Info

Principova alej 304, Terezín. Opening hours Nov–Mar Mon–Fri 8am–4.30pm; Apr–Oct Mon–Fri 8am–5pm. Admission adults CZK 170; all concessions CZK 140. Best accessed by car from Prague in under an hour via the E55.

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Terezin Concentration Camp Day Tour Including Admission to Ghetto Museum And Magdeburg Barracks, ... 
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Terezin Concentration Camp Day Tour Including Admission to Ghetto Museum And Magdeburg Barracks

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Gain insight into the Czech Republic’s Holocaust history on this Terezin Concentration Camp day tour from Prague. Follow a guide through the Terezin ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Half-Day Group Tour To Terezin from Prague, Prague, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Half-Day Group Tour To Terezin from Prague

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Take a half-day small group tour to Terezín, which served as a ghetto and a concentration camp during World War II. Discover how European Jews ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $87.97
Private Tour: Terezin Fortress and Kotlina Golf Course Day Trip from Prague, Prague, Private ... 
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Private Tour: Terezin Fortress and Kotlina Golf Course Day Trip from Prague

Visit Terezín in a 10-hour private tour from Prague and visit Terezin Fortress to learn about the life of Jewish people during World War II. Have lunch at ...  Read more

Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $182.08

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