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Bergen-Belsen Memorial

Stiftung niedersachsische Gedenkstatten | Lohheide, 29303 Bergen, Lower Saxony, Germany
+49 5051 47590
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A visit to another German war memorial

We had previously visited Dachau in the 80's during a 4 day visit to Munich and when we saw an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alexander M
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
Chilling

Allthough little but burial mounds, foundations and personal monuments remain, this place chills... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Roy D
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Stiftung niedersachsische Gedenkstatten | Lohheide, 29303 Bergen, Lower Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had previously visited Dachau in the 80's during a 4 day visit to Munich and when we saw an excursion from the cruise ship Black Watch to visit Bergen Belsen memorial, we decided to go. The ship was docked in Hamburg and the coach...More

Thank Alexander M
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Allthough little but burial mounds, foundations and personal monuments remain, this place chills you. The memorial has intriguing relics, photos and documents and gives a good perspective on what exactly happened, and when. It also focuses on Belsen's role as a tank trainimg facility before,...More

1  Thank Roy D
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This place was a bucket list kind of place that i wanted to visit.. my older daughter also wanted to visit having just done world war 2 in history gcse.... Very moving to visit... There is a exhibition that goes into alot of detail of...More

2  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I think everyone should visit these places, it really is a very moving experience and hard to understand that people can do what went on there, it's free to visit.

2  Thank PhilmcfcJones
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

How to start this? I don't know, Bergen Belsen Memorial is a place everyone should visit once in their life, if they did, the world would be a different, more peaceful place. The setup of the museum is eminent, the camp site, beautiful and horrible...More

2  Thank Praxibetel_Ix
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Right wing political parties are rising in popularity, conspiracy theories including Holocaust denial are fashionable online. We need to protect and remember these sights of inhumanity to help prevent a repeat. The memorial museum is superbly presented. Lots of people claim that at these sights...More

Thank Slightly_Wst_of_Sane
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Very thought provoking in an age where we seem to have learnt nothing from our past experiences. A well balanced and meaningful memorial that provides some harrowing but fascinating detail.

Thank Duane F
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Well can you say ..... I came to Bergen-Belsen as a soldier in the British Army as I was stationed up the road in haig barracks hohne. At looking at the place now you would never of guessed what happened at this dreadful camp. There...More

1  Thank baker7865
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Last year I visited Sachsenhausen outside Berlin. This was a concentration camp and many of its buildings remain. Bergen-Belsen was primarily a POW camp but later became a camp for others, including Jews held as bargaining chips. There are no buildings left but, far more...More

2  Thank JeffParry
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Other concentration camps have more to see, but that is not the point. The mounds of earth marked 5000 buried here or 2000 buried here bring a lump to your throat and makes you stare in disbelief in Man's inhumanity to Man. The area is...More

2  Thank Stuart L
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hoffs
1 June 2017|
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Response from Slightly_Wst_of_Sane | Reviewed this property |
It is busy during the day so you would be better off arriving at 17:00 and spending an hour in the superb museum before it closes at 18:00 then bike around the camp site which is fully open after hours.
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Blue0264
5 September 2016|
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Response from christine w | Reviewed this property |
Yes visitors centre is wheelchair friendly ans the outside areas are all on flat ground
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