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“Learn a bit of history if you take the tour.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mala Pevnost ("Small Fortress")

Mala Pevnost ("Small Fortress")
Mala Pevnost, Terezin, Czech Republic
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Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Terezin
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Huntsville, Alabama
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Learn a bit of history if you take the tour.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

It's amazing what we do to each other as humankind. Make sure you take the tour which is given in many languages. It is included in the price of the tour. They will walk you through the whole process of being sent to this detention camp, from administration to execution. A very humbling and somber experience, but makes you think about how difficult it must have been to be a prisoner here.

Wear comfortable shoes because there is a walk through tunnels.

Restaurant there really only serve fast food, so eat before you go if you want a proper meal.

Visited November 2013
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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42 attraction reviews
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
“A somber experience, take the guided tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Worth the day trip from Prague. We drove here by ourselves but it might be a good idea to come here with a tour. The small fortress has guided tours in English (and other languages) and it's included in the ticket price. The tour is about one hour but give yourself time to take photos and also visit the other sites in the big fortress included on the ticket (ghetto museum etc). I enjoyed this and the ghetto museum the most.


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Westminster, Colorado
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“As always very impressed.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is the place to learn about history of Holocaust. The fortress is well kept, even it was again flooded.

Visited September 2013
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PA
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25 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“A moving memory”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Very well done with a knowledgable and respectful guide. It's a somber tour that will inform and enrich your knowledge of the Holocaust.

Visited July 2013
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“Reviving the story”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

This fortress was build in the 18th century to protect Prague from the people of Prussia. However during the first and second world wars they were used as prison and, for the last one, as a concentration/transition camp before people being deported to Auzwich or the other extermination camps. Quite good guided tours and it's quite good that they didn't make that a lot of changes. It's a visit everyone should do.

Visited July 2013
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