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. 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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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • July 30, 2017
    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 »
  • June 16, 2017
    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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  • Visiting this memorial has been a life-changing experience for me. One should be aware that such a visit is emotionally draining. Children shouldn't visit at all or only with adults. The guided tour answers all your questions, the place itself is still haunting today and numerous exhibitions enrich the visiting experience. Words aren't enough to describe the horror that has happened in this place. I can only recommend any citizen to visit such a place once in a lifetime. May the souls of those who died in this place rest in peace.
  • it a great historic place to visit..... the day i went it warm but as this place was on the top of a hill it was tooo windy . the movie presentation and other thing was very demonstrative. do visit and understand the history .
  • The past must not be forgotten or it could be repeated. Solumn ground to walk and remember those who were murdered here.
  • A very historic place. May provoke emotions
  • It's a concentration camp that holds an interesting story behind it. People in the city had no clue as to what was happening there -- it was hidden inside a forest. However, when it was liberated the army had the whole city march there, to see with their own eyes what had happened. Profound and eye-opening experience.

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