FORTE CULTURA Station: Fortified ideal city Terezín (CZ)

Masterpiece of the fortress builders of the KuK monarchy

Historic Elbe fortress and memorial to the Second World War

Discover the multi-levelled bastion belt around the rectangular city structure on excursions and learn more about the history of military town planning. Experience exciting historical events and immerse yourself in the life of soldiers in the 18th century. Many memorials also commemorate the dark chapter of the city, the Holocaust in Theresienstadt.

Discover the multi-levelled bastion belt around the rectangular city structure on excursions and learn more about the history of military town planning. Experience exciting historical events and immerse yourself in the life of soldiers in the 18th century. Many memorials also commemorate the dark chapter of the city, the Holocaust in Theresienstadt.

Experiences in Terezín

  • Well-preserved fortifications: Walk through the best-preserved fortifications in Central Europe, explore the labyrinth of underground corridors and discover the long-forgotten function of the fortifications. The ideal fortified city = pearl of fortified architecture
  • Exciting themed tours: Visit the fortifications or the central old town with its mysterious abandoned military buildings. Discover the stories of the Habsburg monarchy and the generations of ordinary people who lived here for three centuries.
  • Museums and exhibitions: Several museums and exhibitions take you into the history of Terezín and bring you closer to the unique fortress - from a vibrant and lively city to the sad history of the Second World War.
  • Active offers: Hiking, cycling and water hiking - the surrounding area offers numerous opportunities to experience nature along the Elbe.
  • Unique atmosphere: The city's special atmosphere attracts filmmakers and music festivals such as "Brutal Assault".

Useful information for your visit to Terezín

The Terezín fortress is a very large monument. However, the tourist attractions are within easy walking distance. We recommend that you start your tour of the fortress at the local information centre, where you can get all the information you need. Temperatures in the underground areas are around 10°C. It is recommended that you bring warm clothing for the tour.

SMARTGUIDE: Discover the ideal fortress city of Terezín with an audio guide on your mobile phone. Several language versions available.

Accessibility for people with disabilities: All our properties are accessible for wheelchair users - including underground mine passages.

Combined tickets / special offers: It is possible to buy a joint ticket for all our tours and exhibitions. FORTPASS - combined ticket - valid for visits to Terezín, Josefov, Vyšehrad fortresses and Hradec Králové Museum.

Wide range of guided tours for individual travellers, families and groups. Information and booking via www.pevnost-terezin.cz.

FORTE CULTURA Fortress portrait

Get to know the fortified ideal city of Terezín.

Kurzporträt der befestigten Idealstadt Terezín (CZ) als Station von FORTE CULTURA – Europäische Kulturstraße der befestigten Denkmäler. Vielen Dank an das Team von www.exploreprague.cz und Michal Pliva für die Videoproduktion.

Cultural ribbon
fortified monuments
on the Elbe river

From its source in the Czech Giant Mountains to its mouth in the North Sea near Cuxhaven, the Elbe river connects 1091 kilometres of magnificent cultural landscapes.

Conquer the FORTE CULTURA Elbe fortresses and discover the region from a new perspective.


Events in the ideal fortress town of Terezín


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