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Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial

Jean-Dolidier-Weg 75, 21039 Hamburg, Germany
+49 40 - 4 28 13 15 00
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Ranked #29 of 156 Attractions in Hamburg
Type: History Museums
Description: Jean-Dolidier-Weg 75 21039 Hamburg Germany Tel.: +49 40 - 4 28 13 15 00 Fax: +49 40 - 4 28 13 15 01 E-mail: info@kz-gedenkstaette-neuengamme.de
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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It was about a 40 minute detour from Hamburg on our way to Berlin but we drove there. Much of it has been destroyed but enough has been maintained and documented along with some moving memorials that it is worth a visit. It is the largest camp in Northern Germany. It is also in a beautiful area in Germany in... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Neuengammen is worth a visit. If you have the slightest interest in WW2 this place can make you walk around for hours. Although much of this place was demolished after the war, they have managed to create a remarkable memory of the awful part of our history that took place at that time. The staff is very helpful and enjoy... More

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Hurth, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

If you have been in other Camps, this is not very special. If you have never been in one and o you are in Hamburg, you can try a visit. There is one exposition, some rests of buildings and a memorial. One can combine a visit to the Bergedorf Castle as well.

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The Hague
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The camp is located outside of Hamburg, some 15 min by car. It's an open area with some building from the war and some remaining foundations of the barracks. The buildings are open from 09:30 - 16:00 hr. The exhibition in the buildings explains what went on here in those days. also a lot of testimonials can be looked into.... More

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Byfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I spent my senior year as an exchange student at the University of Hamburg 40 years ago, and at that point no one had heard of or acknowledged the Nazi work camp in Neuengamme, just a short ride outside of Hamburg in Vierlanden, the regional flower growing district. Local officials just wanted to ignore and preferably forget its terrible history.... More

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Pune, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I always wanted to visit a camp...Coming to Europe from India, most of others found it weird...I grabbed opportunity while in Hamburg and visited this place first train and hen bus. Bus driver was not supportive when I indicated I am here to visit camp and dropped me off atleast 2 stops ahead. Not knowing the directions and ofcourse German... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The exibition is very imposing and impressive. Neuengamme is no "classic" concentration camp where people were killed in masses. It was a work camp where people were killed by work, hunger or sickness. One of the most impressive things i remember was the manufacturing hall where the german gunmaker Walther had his production. The exibition shows how guns were made,... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The camp is well kept and provides an overview of how it used to be. The museum is well organized and clean. You feel a sense of history and sadness when you visit the place as you are shown all of the areas. Spend at least 2-3 hours if you want to walk the surroundings and visit the museum in... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

It is a 40 minutes drive from Hamburg Altona which worths a lot. It is the largest concentration camp with its 100.000 prisoners in northwest Germany. We were out of time so rushed to visit main exhibition building and unfortunately skipped one or two. Entrance is free and there are brochures in several languages. Audio guides are available. I advice... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I travelled here during my stay in Germany with friends. We went in July and it was extremely hot with little shade outside the buildings. I went because I wanted to see what it was really like and not just what I had learned in History class. There is no entrance fee which was great and there was so much... More

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