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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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  • An important testimony of the time, that is very good and impressively designed. It should be a must for anyone to visit this Memorial, so that such a thing never happens again... I hope that we never again make such or similar error German through stupidity and herd behavior.
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  • The Buchenwald Memorial is a landmark which should have visited once each. With the concentration camps of Auschwitz, Buchenwald is certainly one of the most famous extermination camp. Buchenwald is located about 10 minutes by car from Weimar. You can park free of charge in the parking lot outside the grounds, admission is also free of charge. Only for the guides, which you must do not necessarily, a donation is required. The terrain is relatively large, but unfortunately no longer get much at heart. Some buildings are also reproductions and not more original. There is an extensive exhibition, which again shows the events in a larger building. Overall it does not match while at the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps, because there Gets a better insight and it is clear, but still worth a visit.
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  • Who is the original building, will be disappointed. There is not much. But the exhibition is well done and informative. Worth a visit in any case.
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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.