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Buchenwald

Thuringia, Germany
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Ranked #2 of 183 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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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

More than a memorial centre this is truly an educational experience. I made sure we visited here during our recent trip to Europe as I wanted a couple of young children who are disconnected from the events of WWII and The Holocaust to get an understanding of the evil that can be committed when people allow it. Having visited Dachau... More

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

If you check my other reviews you will see that I have visited quite a few of this type of "Attraction" These camps should NEVER be forgotten and should be visited by ALL, if at all possible, to show the world what is possible for one human being to do to another. It's area is vast, the main gate and... More

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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