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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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  • I visited in October on a cold a windy day. Only a handful of people were there with me and the weather and quietness made even more of an impression on me. I walked away with a lot more knowledge of ...  more »
  • It's been cold, it's been snowy, it only makes you feel a tiny bit more how inmates must have felt during this terrible regime. Though not many buildings are left, there's a lot of information availab...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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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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