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Kreismuseum Wewelsburg

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Address: Burgwall 19, 33142 Buren, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 (0) 2955 7622 0
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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This has a permanent exhibition of the ideology and Terror of the SS, this is a courageous step by the people of Germany to try and explain the past in an open manner. What must... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has a permanent exhibition of the ideology and Terror of the SS, this is a courageous step by the people of Germany to try and explain the past in an open manner. What must also be said is that the museum also is the history of the Prince Bishopric of Paderborn.

Thank Alec2007
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was absolutely amazing. I would recommend everyone to go visit. The dungeon was creepy since you could get a sense of what it was like to be down there. Then to walk through the rest of the castle and see it's rich history left me in awe of everything that has happened there. I enjoyed myself.

Thank allen a
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Good collection of artifacts . Very little in the way of English description, which is a shame. Like a lot of museums in Germany you are given an opinion , rather than allowed to decide for yourself. The castle is worth a visit but the museum is underwhelming.

1 Thank steelytim
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

This is a very interesting place...the acoustics in one of the rooms is just mind blowing. The whole area just makes you think...

Thank mjm341
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Very interesting and beautiful building. Displays mostly covered details about the prince-bishop and religious politics, but also spent time on natural history of the area, the cultural and economics of the medieval times. There was much about the crafts and industries and what people were allowed to do, how they supported themselves and what their lords required of them. There... More 

Thank Guy S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

As a WWII history buff And fan of castles I had to visit. This is a beautiful caslte and wonderful museum full of centuries of history and artifacts. The nickname of Himmler's castle may scare some away, but don't let it as this places houses much prior to and beyond the years of evil. The architecture is amazing and one... More 

Thank Russ S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

An absolute eye opener !!! Stunning building steeped in history. The museum shows how life was and how harsh the conditions were for the POWs . Well worth a visit!!!

1 Thank Pompeypaul657
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

A really worthwhile visit to the castle museum, which covers the whole history - natural, human, political, religious, from palaeohistory to now - of the former prince-bishopric of Paderborn. There are sections on the manners of life in various times, on agriculture and rural life, on urban living and the middle-class, on the reformation and counter-reformation and how they shaped... More 

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Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We spent three hours in the museum, and could have stayed longer. What I find particularly well done is the presentation of very detailed information on the SS - in terms of persons, mission, organisation and its evolution -, while keeping also an eye on the bigger picture of the NS regime. The exhibition plays successfully with different scales (Welwelsburg,... More 

1 Thank Dominik C
Yell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We started our visit at the SS museum, As the Wewelsburg castle is famous for it's association with Hienrich Himler and the SS. This Museum is free entry and although parts are in English I'd recommend getting a guide book or similar (Believe there is an English audio guide but you'd have to check) That being said it's awesome and... More 

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