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KZ Mittelbau-Dora Memorial, Nordhausen

#16 of 75 in Sightseeing in Thuringia
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Founded as a "sub-camp" for the Buchenwald concentration camp, KZ Mittelbau-Dora Memorial was a place of horrors. The memorial and museum you'll encounter on your visit help the public remember those who suffered at the camp and all they endured. Sub-camps were established as armor-manufacturing sites during World War II, so many of the relics you will see on display are tools, scrap metal, and other artifacts related to the construction of weapons. Before viewing these inside the tunnels where the prisoners worked, you'll walk through temporary exhibits that encourage visitors to take a critical look at history. Plan your visit to KZ Mittelbau-Dora Memorial and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Nordhausen travel itinerary planner.
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101 reviews
  • We heard about Mittlebau-Dora whilst travelling through Germany with a group of Scouts. We called in without a prior reservation and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. We didn't do the tour bu...  more »
  • It always gets one to thinking about what happens when you stop to think of other people as human beings. The site has a fine exhibition-I reached, however, unfortunately not to participate in a tour, so I didn't come into the roadways.
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  • I'll not repeat the excellent comments made by other contributors. This visit would have been excellent if the information boards also had an English translation and more importantly, the audio guides...  more »
  • Very impressive. Take a tour in the tunnels!
  • It's been a while, since I've been here. Camp itself - well.. let's say that the surroundings seemed like a scar on on earth, that refuses to heal itself. What bothers me in this particular moment - my tour guide threatened me with lawsuit, if I ever publish pictures from the camp online. And what do I see here - 188 pictures. I guess that Orwell was right - “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
  • Must visit for concentration camp and V2 tunnel
  • Somber and well maintained
  • Make the effort to visit. Always worth thinking about how people treated those they consider lesser humans

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