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Buchenwald

Thuringia, Germany
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Ranked #2 of 178 attractions in Thuringia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: This concentration camp is a powerful reminder of the horrors of Hitler's Germany.
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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went with a delegation from Kfar Saba,Israel to the Buchenwald Camp.We had an excellent guided tour of the camp with full explanations of the historical and propaganda aspects of the Nazi war machine.Several of the original buildings are still standing.We held a memorial service to the people who were murdered in the camp.My wife and I... More

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Tallinn
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It really takes your breath away when visiting this area where so many people had to die. You just shake your head and are touched by all what you can see what is left. It start with the "Blood street" up to the concentration camp and continues there in every corner. In my opinion a Must-See to understand a little... More

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We were staying in Jena and drove here in around an hour. The remains of the camp and the memorial are situated high on a hill above Weimar and the memorial can be easily seen from the Autobahn 4. As others have said there are not many buildings left, all of the huts were taken down by the East Germans... More

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

What can you say about a visit to a concentration camp.There is a video when you go in and that sets the tone of the visit.Although most of the buildings have gone but there is still lots ot things to read and see.When you go through the gates and see the size of the camp and the number of victims... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Very easy to reach from Weimar Hauptbanhof (main station) on the bus, it's a fairly short journey which drops you at the visitors centre. I bought the information booklet for 1 Euro and that offered a great guide around the camp. Despite what some reviewers say a fair bit of the camp is still intact especially the main gate which... More

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Celbridge, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We got the 9.40am Regional train from Leipzic to Gera where we changed trains to Wiemar. We waited 35 minutes outside Weimar station for the no 6 bus to the camp but never arrived .We found out later that the bus time tables are different at weekends.We then got a Taxi to the camp for €18.50 which dropped us outside... More

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Magdeburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The camp in Buchenwald is probably not among the better-preserved camps. I have visited Dacahau and Mauthausen and both had more representative structures from the era (prisoners' quarters are completely missing, not one hanger is left standing, unlike in other camps, which gives you a clearer picture of how it was for those most unfortunate who had to endure this... More

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The staff at the visitor center was very helpful. We rented the audio tour equipment which was easy to use and very informative. Numbered locations of interest throughout the camp were identified and explained on the audio equipment. There is a movie about the camp in German that runs on the hour, and an English version that they will run... More

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Enfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Life changing, profound, educational. Brought home the history and made it more real and close. No bird song.....

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Buchenwald, though the site of over 50,000 deaths, was not a death camp. However, the atrocities that occurred there were unspeakable, and the pictures that were taken, the first to be published around the world, are important historically. Before the liberation of Buchenwald, the world had only heard rumors of such atrocities; now there was photographic evidence. Furthermore, after The... More

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