Stutthof Concentration Camp

Stutthof Concentration Camp

Stutthof Concentration Camp
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  • Christy M
    Kelty, United Kingdom241 contributions
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    Emotional visit but a must do
    Very emotional & sad place to visit but also informative at the same time. Most of the info is in English there were a few that weren’t but we managed fine without a guide. Buy tickets for the cinema at the tourist office as u enter the camp, viewings were once every hour and the documentary lasts around 20 mins with English subtitles, very informative. We spent around 2.5 hours here taking our time to read the info boards and wander at our own pace. We got the bus (no 870) from Gdansk Glowny main bus station from terminal 2, bus left at 9.20 am and took just over an hour to get there. Buses back are to the left of the camp along the railway and were also once an hour so plan ur visit accordingly.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 11, 2023
  • Seamus Ó
    3 contributions
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    Sobering reality
    The camp is everything you would expect in such a setting. It's well maintained and curated. We were surprised to see that the Commandents house still seems lived in. We caution visitors about the inaccurate information available on how to get there. We spent 400zloty getting there in a taxi only to find the 870 bus brought us right past our Hotel on the return trip. So for most visitors to Gdansk this is great way to travel and even to meet a few locals competent in English.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 13, 2023
  • FItraveler2010
    Jacksonville, Florida237 contributions
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    Sad but worth your time
    It feels wrong to give a concentration camp an "excellent" review. But you get the idea. It's a heavy, sad, angering way to spend the afternoon. We were on a cruise excursion and would have liked more time to absorb everything was presented. On a disgusting note, there was a family taking a selfie in front of the gas chamber. If you visit, please have more respect for the people and what happened to them there.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 25, 2023
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Nina
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Jun 2022
Very impressed with the museum, good quality exhibitions and a lot to see. Most relevant information in english, get more out of it if read polish or german. Friendly staff and free entrance.

If on a budget there is a bus leaving approx. once every hour from Gdansk busstation, number 870 from platform 2 or somewhere around there. Cost 06 / 2022 was 33 zlotys per two persons one way. Takes about one and a half hours to get there, you need to get off close to where theres a narrow railway on the left side of the bus showing. Busdrivers dont speak english but muzeum is museum in polish so they know where you are going :). In the museum staff wrote down the timetable for return, thanks for that !

In summertime, bring your own water bottles and some snacks, there is just a coffeemachine in the info building and the nearest shop is not next door.
Written June 25, 2022
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Seamus Ó
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Sep 2023 • Family
The camp is everything you would expect in such a setting. It's well maintained and curated. We were surprised to see that the Commandents house still seems lived in. We caution visitors about the inaccurate information available on how to get there. We spent 400zloty getting there in a taxi only to find the 870 bus brought us right past our Hotel on the return trip. So for most visitors to Gdansk this is great way to travel and even to meet a few locals competent in English.
Written September 13, 2023
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FItraveler2010
Jacksonville, FL237 contributions
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Aug 2023 • Couples
It feels wrong to give a concentration camp an "excellent" review. But you get the idea. It's a heavy, sad, angering way to spend the afternoon. We were on a cruise excursion and would have liked more time to absorb everything was presented. On a disgusting note, there was a family taking a selfie in front of the gas chamber. If you visit, please have more respect for the people and what happened to them there.
Written October 25, 2023
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John K
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom16 contributions
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Aug 2018 • Couples
The private tours from Gdańsk were very over-priced, so took TripAdvisor advice and caught the regular 870 bus from Gdańsk bus station (just behind train station). It cost 14 zloty per person for the 80 minute journey. I have attached the bus timetables (correct as of Aug 18) as I had difficulty finding them (esp. return journey). The bus drops you off right outside the main entrance and the return bus stop is approx. 200M to the left of the main entrance. Overall, I found the visit itself very worthwhile and thought-provoking.
Written August 16, 2018
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Jlmdriftwood
Preston, UK82 contributions
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Apr 2017 • Couples
It was a little confusing for us so I thought I would share how we did it.
From Gdansk you go to bus station. This is near railway station we walked from the old town . So head for railway station. At railway station we used the underground walkways for station. Walked past the cake stalls etc and followed bus station signs. Once at bus station which looks a little run down go inside . Look for the information desk in the left corner and go through those big doors.
This takes you to the stairs for all bus platforms.
You need platform number 2. There is a bus time table on the platform
We got there for 11 am on Wednesday but had to wait till 12.15 bus. Timetable says 15 mind passed each hour but that wasn't correct for us.
Bus number is 870.
Cost of an adult ticket 13 pln.
Bus journey about 80 min.
And about 55 km.
Don't worry about not knowing when to get off. You eventually come to camp entrance on left and you can't miss the huge entrance sign. Stuttof on what looks like grey rock. Bus stop is just passed the sign.
After you have done your visit come back to main road and turn left. Bus stop back to Gdansk down the road about 200m passed the one you got off at. It's a bus shelter one. Just before town starts.
Hope this helps
Written April 19, 2017
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zippy608
Gold Canyon, AZ2,090 contributions
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Stutthof was the first Nazi camp built outside of Germany and it was the last camp liberated by the Soviet Army on May 10, 1945. It has the original gate, a small gas chamber, crematorium, and original boxcars that carried people to the camp. You can go inside some of the barracks and see mounds of shoes from the victims. You can also see Zyclon B cans, bunkbeds used by the prisoners, metal bowls used by the prisoners to eat with. You can look inside of the gas chamber and when you walk into the crematorium there are the origianl ovens to see. There is also a small memorial containg the ashes of some of the victims. You can also see the medical room where experiments were performed. It was here that Dr Rudolph Spanner discovered a way to make soap from the fat of murdered prisoners. If you are in the Gdansk area then I would recommend seeing this camp. It is part of the horrible history of World War 2 and it should not be forgotten.
Written September 22, 2008
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Daniel F
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Jan 2017 • Couples
After reading some of the reviews on here we decided to make the trek to Stutthof. The museum was very informative and well organised, you will probably need a few hours to explore everything on site and take time to reflect. We purchased an English guidebook for 4 Zloty from the information office but didn’t really need it as it was the same text that was on the signage outside each of the important sites. However, a lot of the signs and material within each bunker is all in Polish so it can be difficult to understand some areas. If you’re travelling in a party of four I believe there’s several films you can watch before embarking on a self guided tour around the camp at a cost of 3 Zloty. However, as we were only a party of two the projectionist was unable to show the films. I would recommend visiting in the summer rather than the winter; we went in January and struggled to read all of the information simply because it was so cold. As we had to wait an hour before our return bus, the lady in the information office kindly offered us to sit in there to keep warm. The staff were very friendly and spoke brilliant English.

GETTING THERE FROM GDANSK:
To make it easier for fellow traveller’s, I’ve uploaded images of the bus timetable (both outbound and return). Going from Gdansk Bus Station (Dworzec PKS) they tend to run almost every hour at 15 minutes past each hour. On return from Stutthof, they tend to run almost every hour, at 25 minutes past the hour. To get to the museum you will need to reach the bus station by taking the underground passage by Gdansk Glonwy train station. You will need to take Bus Number 870 which usually departs from Platform 2. Our driver spoke some English, but it is worth just showing them a picture or writing down the name in Polish (Muzeum Stutthof w Sztutowie). I can’t remember the exact amount but it costs about 13-14 Zloty each for a one way ticket and you buy the ticket on the bus from the driver. The bus stops at many different towns so it does take around 80-90 minutes to reach the museum. You will have to keep an eye out for your stop but luckily there were other passengers getting off anyway, there’s a concrete sign saying Stutthoff on the left and an old wooden shack which looks like a bus stop. You will know you’re near as they’ll be lots of woods and you can see the original train track on the right hand side. Returning, you need to walk further along this road until you reach a modern bus stop to get the 870 back to Gdansk.
Written January 15, 2017
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Happy Tummy
UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Travel tips:

Bus station : Near Gdansk Glowny train station.
(Once arrive the train station, go underground by walking down the stairs from the outside, turn left passing a cake corner shop on the left, carry on walking towards the left, once you come out there will be bus paltforms there. The bus station doesn't seem obvious but you can guess by numbers of platforms.

Bus no.870 platform 2 (we caught the 11.15am. Arrived around 12.30pm.)

If you sit the oppisite side of a driver, you will see a brown sign says SZTUTOWO MUZEUM, then press a bell to stop. Driver will stop about 100 metres away from the museum, just simply walk back.

The way back to Gdansk
Once you leave the museum, just turn left and walk towards where you come from. A bus shelter is about 250 metres away.
We missed the 3.27pm. bus so we just waited for the 4.27pm. Buses only run hourly. Please see the pic of timetable I uploaded.
Written July 4, 2018
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Weasiealexander
New Brighton, UK146 contributions
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Dec 2015 • Friends
I understand that many people do not see visiting concentration camps a highlight of a holiday but I am passionate about history and I feel that it is respectful to visit such sights to fully embrace the horrors of history and to pay your respects.
This camp tells the stories of its prisoners well and you will leave with a heavy heart but recognising how we must not forget and to instead learn tolerance and love for mankind. We visited this camp with a very knowledgable guide and we more or less had it to ourselves which only added to the eeriness of its history. I think I'd of found it harder to gather my thoughts if there had been large crowds. Well worth a look if you are interested in WWII history.
Written December 12, 2015
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Helene S
Houston, TX1,781 contributions
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Jul 2011
We found our guide by searching on Tours By Locals. Our guide, Anna Perz, was amazing and we would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn more about the history, art and architecture of Poland. Our day started with a drive through small villages to Stutthof concentration camp where we had an insiders view into the suffering of thousands of victims. On our return to Gdansk, we learned about politics, education and culture. The walk through the old city and seeing how it was completely rebuilt after WWII was awe inspiring. A perfect family tour.
Written July 27, 2011
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