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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...

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

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Interesting and sad

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
Mia F
Split, Croatia
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Split, Croatia
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

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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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 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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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 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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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 

1 Thank TennisgalGreenBay_WI
lunde i telemark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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Oslo, Norway
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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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Rukatunturi, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Visited Buchenwald with my girlfriend this May and it was my first time on a concentration camp. I didin't know what to expect. At first we walked around the concentration camp and visited the sites nearby. When we entered the actual concentration camp it was shocked. The size of that place is huge! The site that touched me most was... More 

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