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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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  • Having done many KM to visit this camp and see almost anything! Admission is free attention information is in German and English, provide an audio guide. Empty spaces, visits fortunately closed rooms the Museum is rich in information and returns you the soul still. Crematoria and "medical" torture rooms speak volumes about this period. If you go away, do not not go there because it's a much better feeling penchant of our history by being there than in the textbooks!
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  • We did the leadership of the Association of Buchenwald at 13:30. This was approximately 90 and was very informative and moving. The guide is free and not overflow. At the end is asked to make a small donation for the Foundation, which is like there.
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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...  more »
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  • 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.
  • It was a most horrendous place I had ever gone to. One has in ones mind what it would be to envisage the feelings of the people and the innocent that were brought here not knowing what fate awaited them and that was impossible to see but, you felt their soulful spirits calling out pleading to you to be released I hope I made it possible for just a few . The experience will stay with me always
  • I was glad I waited so long to visit; if I'd come here a couple years ago, I might have been a little disappointed, as most of the buildings are long gone. The new/permanent "Ostracism and Violence" exhibit adds a ton of value. Fantastic. A definite must-see.
  • Very interesting. Horrible things has happened here, and the world should remember forever.
  • Very interesting and fascinating place. Horrors occurred here.