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Terezin is former garrison town originally built by Emperor Joseph II. as an ingenious system of military fortresses for a protection of the kingdom at the end of the 18th century against Prussia - was completely changed and turned into Jewish Ghetto (and used as a transit camp for Jews whose final destination was Auschwitz concentration camp by the Nazis) during the World War II.

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Daytrips from Prague

There are a few sights nearby Prague which are definitely out of the ordinary. First of them is Kutna Hora where you can visit Sedlec Ossuary (church decorated with some 40 000 bones) and Czech Silver Museum. Take a helmet and lamp and go to explore dark tunnels of medieval silver mine under the town.

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Litomerice is a town of 26,000 people and is located only 3 miles from Terezin. This means that it is the perfect place to go if you want to lift your mood slightly after spending time trudging around the often depressing camp. The Main Square here is the main place for tourists to go, and if you stay here for long enough you’ll really get a feel for how this bustling little town works.

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