Buchenwald Memorial, Thuringia

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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. Put Buchenwald Memorial into our Weimar holiday website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Weimar.
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  • Buchenwald was one of the largest concentration camps in Germany during WWII. During World War II. Buchenwald was opened in 1937 and is located just outside Weimar, so local people should not discover it. On 11 April 1945 the camp was liberated by Americans, by a us aircraft flew over Buchenwald and hereby discovered it. A total of 238,979 prisoners have been through camp and at least 54,500 died. Buchenwald is a hard but very touching experience around the dark sides of the past. After the liberation of the concentration camp were ordered bombing, which bear the imprint of Buchenwald. Nothing has been rebuilt, but there is no doubt as to the reality and the truth. There are still clear foundations from barakerne, one can find shards from porcelain, lavatories, etc. Buildings where kremationen, executions, etc. took place, are still intact. There is much to see, And the terrain is uneven, so on with the good shoes, and set an entire day of to a terrible but truthfully look back in time.
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  • Despite knowning what horrors happened in camps such as Buchenwald from education, documentaries, news, etc a visit here made a lasting impression of what really happened here during the nazi era and ...  more »
  • We went to the concentration camp that seeing as it was but I have to say that it is imapactante to be there. Does not cost money to enter, the only thing that costs are € 3 an audioguide (this is optional), it was in Spanish, and we took one for each. We were watching and listening to everything and it shrinks to the soul. We left there with a bad feeling and a bad acojonante body. We had wanted to go but not is if you see this I liked. It is a very rare feeling.
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  • Definitely a must-go place for anyone visiting the region. It gave me the chills all the way. I can barely describe the experience, but it must be seen.
  • Definitely a must visit. There are not a lot of buildings remaining but seeing the site is worthwhile. The crematorium is still standing and there is a good museum exhibit in another building. The tower at the memorial is impressive with good views.
  • Really well presented information and solemn look at a sad hard place to discuss. The map looks bigger than it is, bit it's easy to go for 2-3 hours and get a feel for the place or all day and study all the different levels of Nazi and Soviet usage. The displays are outstanding.
  • The guided visit was really impressive. The guide besides the knowlege was really empathic
  • A chilling and dramatic reminder of the brutality of the Nazi regime from WW2. Physically walking the grounds in wintery snow barely touched upon the hardship borne by the inmates of one of the larger concentration camps. The scale of the grounds and the number of people held in close quarters during the war, in the midst of bare trees, make for many soul searching moments.

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