The Fortress Terezín is located approximately 60 kilometres north of Prague. The whole complex was built by the emperor Josef II in 1780. The city was named after Maria Theresa, the mother of Josef II. The fortress was designed for defence purposes. Sadly it is well known as a Jewish ghetto and a concentration camp during the WW2.
The Terezín memorial consists of the Small Fortress and the Big Fortress. Only the Small Fortress and the Ghetto Museum are open for visitors.
Duration: 6 hours