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Buchenwald

Thuringia, Germany
+49 4936 43430200
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A very sobering and moving experience

We visited in September on a cool and rainy day and I think the stillness and greyness of the day... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
FamilyofthreeSydney
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Sydney
Lest we forget

This is a very powerful and somber experience. It may not be for everyone but if you can I urge you... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
g4ybu
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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This concentration camp is a powerful reminder of the horrors of Hitler's Germany.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Thuringia, Germany
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited in September on a cool and rainy day and I think the stillness and greyness of the day made our visit even more sobering. This is a place to walk around quietly at your own pace, to think, and to try to absorb...More

Thank FamilyofthreeSydney
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is a very powerful and somber experience. It may not be for everyone but if you can I urge you to go. You will be paying tribute to the thousands who were imprisoned and many who died here. There is no belittling what happened...More

Thank g4ybu
Reviewed 31 July 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 afterwards. There are also 3 museums on site that you could spend several...More

Thank ChristofvdH
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

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 what happened here but...More

Thank monaro76
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

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 available. Came here years ago and am glad the place...More

1  Thank Ba0zi
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

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 and respectfully. I didn't take...More

Thank MaurTee
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Begin your visit with the half an hour film ( try and time your visit so you get the timing right as tou can't enter after its started). It's in Gernan with English subtitles. Then do a lap to the right of the gate and...More

Thank Bad_Seed4
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

While I did not visit the camp in its entirety this site is very sad (what I mean is a heavy presence) the museum still had kohler generators on display from the fence line, little kids shoes on display, personal belongings, gold caps/teeth. There were...More

Thank teecee15
Reviewed 28 March 2016

There are quite a lot of facilities here including a cinema, café & a hotel attached with facilities for study etc. Embedded in the camp's entrance gate is "Jedem das Seine" which means "everyone gets what they deserve” or more literally "Each to his own"....More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Caught the bus 6 from Weimar Hauptbanhof and cost €2 each. Be aware that bus 6 has two destinations we took 9:48 which ends at the camp. Trip took 15 minutes only. Camp opened at 10 am. We caught the 16:25 bus back to town...More

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