In the days of the Terezin ghetto, the former Magdeburg barracks housed the Jewish self-government and all the departments that ensured the running of the camp. Currently, there are permanent exhibitions dedicated to the daily life of Jewish prisoners.

The exhibition focuses primarily on cultural events in the ghetto, which developed here to an unprecedented extent. In connection with the fact that Terezín was part of Nazi propaganda (for example, the film “Hitler gave the city to the Jews” was filmed here), the Nazis allowed the prisoners a certain amount of freedom in terms of artistic activities. Many drawings and literary works have been preserved, for example the magazine Vedem, published by the boys in house No. 1. Theater was performed in the ghetto, and numerous musical performances also played an important role.

Exposure :

  • A replica of a prison cell from the ghetto era
  • Music in the Terezin ghetto
  • Visual arts in the Terezin ghetto
  • Literary creation in the Terezin ghetto
  • Theater in the Terezin Ghetto

The reconstructed barracks have been open since 1997. The Magdeburg Barracks building also houses the Meeting Center.


The Magdeburg barracks of the Terezín Memorial

411 55 Terezín

Region:Usti Region
Region:Bohemian Central Highlands

Opening hours

January – March
1.1. – 31.3.
Monday – Sunday 09:00 – 17:30
April – October
1.4. – 31.10.
Monday – Sunday 09:00 – 18:00
November – December
1.11. – 31.12.
Monday – Sunday 09:00 – 17:30


Price:170 CZK
Reduced price:140 CZK

Note: The ticket to the Magdeburg Barracks is also valid for the Ghetto Museum and vice versa. Entrance fee, including entrance to the Small Fortress, is CZK 210/160.


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