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Buchenwald Memorial, Thuringia

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
The remains of Buchenwald Memorial, a Nazi concentration camp, serve as a museum and memorial to its victims. Much of the site was demolished, but you can still see the main gate, crematorium, hospital block, and two guard towers. Walk around the site to gain a new understanding of the horrors of Hitler's Germany. The clock on the entrance gate, set to a quarter past three, refers to the time American troops arrived at the camp on April 11, 1945. The museum outlines the history of the camp and displays many relics, such as letters, clothing, and photos. Check for the scheduled guided tours. Before you head to Ettersburg, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ettersburg itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Ettersburg has to offer, including Buchenwald Memorial.
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  • I had to ask at the entry gate if we were allowed to go through and into the camp. In a way it didn't feel right. Talking didn't seem right either and I was pleased that everyone walked around quietly...  read more »
  • I wanted to visit the camp to deepen my studies on the Holocaust. As in almost all fields in Germany, the area is almost bare. Buchenwald is a huge Esplanade with the only entrance building (some shacks outside) and reconstruction of the crematorium on the right. The sense of pain and fear remains however unchanged. You don't need to see or touch at any cost. Just slip in the narrow corridor of nach und nebel and watch what were prison cells to get an idea. The space used as a Museum, on the bottom of the field is definitely limited. great support of the audioguide that comes to two euros. To see.
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  • Enter this place, visit what remains and attend movies was an experience that left me speechless. You can't not think about how much suffering this earth has seen, how much cruelty man is capable of inflicting to his fellow men. This and the other fields are points to ponder to never forget the past.
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  • Almost all have been destroyed but you can still feel the dark past of this place. You can visit the crematorium, one of the dormitory, and some other buildings.
  • Hard to write a review for a place where so many atrocities occurred. However, it served as a stark reminder as to just how cruel humankind can be.
  • Great experience. Definitely worth going to.
  • Good museum. There was 1 reconstructed barracks, but we were not able to go inside. Would have hoped to be able to get a better idea what actual conditions were like in the camp.
  • Not as big as Auschwitz but was still fun. 9/11
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