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KZ Mittelbau-Dora Memorial, Nordhausen

(4.2/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Visit a section of German history which can never be forgotten. Here one can today still (even when not much is) very well imagine what cruel conditions that had to live occupant and above all die.
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  • I had no idea what awaited me here in advance and the site already has something very oppressive. There are daily guided tours 11:00 and 14:00. This is also important to recommend, because one can not otherwise understand the system of such perfidious establishment. So many backgrounds and relationships are very well lit. An absolute must. The guide is free of charge and performs well in the tunnel to indicate the oppressive everyday life
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  • The reminding and Memorial is very easily accessible by car or bus from Nordhausen. Sufficient parking. The entire system is well erlaufbar and all information are perfectly signposted, expelled. In the Museum, do you expect the visitors very helpful with friendly explanations and are competent information and orientations. The permanent exhibition in the Museum is absolutely concrete and very meaningful, gives detailed instructions for following own outings or a guided tour of the grounds of the camp and of the underground tunnel. Everything is clear and objectively worked and our guide was very knowledgeable and answered very precise questions. It is very moving and grasped. It is a place, even if it is a very sad place/location history, the very inviting and is pleasant to walk – even a repetitive walk across the wide area is worth every season.
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  • 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.”
  • Make the effort to visit. Always worth thinking about how people treated those they consider lesser humans
  • Although much of the original camp buildings are gone, except their foundation, it is very impressive. The audio-guide for 3 euro, provides tells visitor the stories and background of the items/former buildings the you see. Also there are testimonials of former inmates for each item/site.
  • Nothing remaining of the SS barracks, all buildings destroyed, typical propaganda displayed in the museum, railway carriage at the entrance is marked 1951.
  • My Father was a prisoner of that hell. They were transferred from Gross Rosen. I know a lot about that place and how the prisoners were treated. That place was made for people by people. I was in Gross Rosen, and next year I want to go to see where my Father was suffering and I want to bow to them who did not survive.