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Address: Thuringia, Germany
Phone Number: 493643430200
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This concentration camp is a powerful reminder of the horrors of Hitler's...

This concentration camp is a powerful reminder of the horrors of Hitler's Germany.

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Spotless and well maintained

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ernie H
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 so had a full day there. Pick up a plan to ensure you see the... More 

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Split, Croatia
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98 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

This is a very sad and emotional place of human cruelty and suffering. It is very well guided in different languages. The place is settled in a very nice nature. It is easily reachable by bus No. 6 from Weimar main train station. It has toilets, and just outside the camp is a hotel with a restaurant. There is no... More 

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Thank Mia F
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Visited here not knowing how I would feel like so many I guess but I would have to say coming here is a must to anyone visiting the region. It is a testament to man's inhumanity to its fellow man. Some of the sites make you wonder how cruel people can be. I was moved being here and take it... More 

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Thank William R
Adelaide, Australia
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292 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

buchenwald is a bleak experience. The setting is beautiful, the memorial stunning and the exhibits very sobering. Take the time to read the well put together exhibits. Take your kids and have conversations about racism, belief systems, nationalism, etc etc.

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Thank Paul h
Budapest, Hungary
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122 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Attention: this is NOT an attraction. If you are a visitor and/or tourist without direct involvement don't go. You'd just waste your time. If you are interested you'd find millions and millions accurate and even unbiased info, pictures, videos on the Net. When you go there you'd see a few (almost) empty (although unfortunately pretty well preserved) buildings, mainly barracks,... More 

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Green Bay, WI
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224 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Its a place that you need to see, but really don't want to see. I have been here before with different friends, so this time we read a bit more of the information while walking. They have signs along the way that explain what all happened behind the gates of this hell hole. This is FREE to walk thru and... More 

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1 Thank TennisgalGreenBay_WI
lunde i telemark
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80 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were visiting the old city of Weimar, seeing a hugh monument in a distance, up on the hill above. Curiosity made us drive out to see what is was. We knew the name Buckenwald but did not know it was located so close to a major city. For anybody interested in WW2 history this is an important place to... More 

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Sachse, Texas
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was a place I was really looking forward to seeing as I had read 2 books about it. One of the "worst" Nazi camps from WWII. Was moving to walk around the grounds knowing of all the atrocities that I knew about that happened there. Very interesting and extremely sad place. I do think it is important that it... More 

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Thank Casey R
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67 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Having already been to Aushwitz, I had a vision of what Buchenwald would look like, however they are both very different. At buchenwald I received an English audio guide (available in many languages) which corresponded with numbers on the map. It was interesting and emotional hearing the audio guide/visualizing what everything was like. The map/labels were not very clear so... More 

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1 Thank marysia7
Oslo, Norway
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Buchewald is situated just near by Weimar. A cultural town in Thuringen where Goethe, Schiller, Herder, Mosart and many others have lived they lives. This camp housed 250 000 people during it´s existence and 60 000 people from many nations lost their lives here. Very few of the buildings are still standing. What´s left is enough. You can´t leave the... More 

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