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Getting to this site is quite easy from Prague. There is a bus line that runs from Praha autobusové Nadrazi Praha holesovice departing from platform 7 to the memorial and the main fortress. You can save a lot of money by doing this tour on...More
Terezin is a fascinating place and can be easily done as a day trip from Prague by public bus (one hour each way, $7 roundtrip). When you're in the city center, you can forget that you're inside what was once a formidable fortress. There are...More
I saw many fortressess in Europe, but Koenigstein really impressed me. Amazing place and it is worth to go there and get know about history of this place (f.ex. during WWII it was the stalag for war prisoners).
It was built by Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor, the most advanced Bastion fort in the time.
Museum was nice. Museum of Franz Joseph was nice too. It was very excited crossing underground, Mr. Jiří Hafman, the project manager give us a excellent tour, led...More
upon entering the museum, you see a two story wall covered in artwork by the children of the camp. Very moving, very sobbering. The entire museum is that way. However, there is an exhibit which has all the music composed by citizens of the concentration...More
Left the place with an ambiguous feeling. Both the callousness and the malevolent genius needed to pull this off on such a scale were unbelievable. Places like this need to exist to remind us of how deep humanity can fall. But also of how resilient...More
Approaching Terezin from the east you come first to the Small Fortress which housed a Nazi concentration camp. It's massive, and the inevitable reaction is, "Why is this called the Small Fortress?". Then, when you continue to the town proper, you realise why: the town...More