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This place was discussed by a friend as somewhere to go whilst in the region.... On retrospect, I am very happy to have come here but part of me wishes I never have. Went through the memorial to see the exhibit that has been constructed...More
An unexpected experience. The memorial museum is of the highest quality and the restrained architecture is the best foil for the displays and information.
We did the camp walk first then the museum. Might be better doing museum first for impact.
The book is also...More
Information centre has thought provoking displays. Some displays unsuitable for under 14 year olds (warning signs advising of this). Small cafe and rest rooms. The grounds have changed significantly since my last visit. The whole area appears to be being allowed to mature naturally i.e....More
I notice that several other people have the same difficulty as me in saying outright that this is a good place to visit. However, it does not detract from the history of the place to say "go see". I felt the setting, design, look, and...More
Difficult to describe something like this as fantastic, but it was. The site is huge, and whilst there aren't any buildings really left as such there are lots of foundations and signs explaining the site. One thing I did like are the boards with the...More
Other reviews stated that it was basically and open field without much to see. I could not disagree more. The museum was eye opening; including artifacts, interviews, original footage, etc. The grounds were heart breaking. The mass graves where, in one case, 5000 people were...More
I can't begin to explain the feelings I was left with after a visit to this awful place. British soldiers posted to the former nearby barracks were ordered to run down here to understand why British soldiers were still in Germany more than 60 years...More
We drove by car to Bergen-Belsen Memorial. After a week in a car on the german small roads I have to say, the need better and bigger signs. We did find it after a while.
Outside there are not much left of the camp but...More
Give yourselves plenty of time to visit, wander amongst the trees, be horrified to pass yet another mass grave containing 1000s of souls, to ponder at the inhumanity and indignity suffered here and listen to the interviews of survivors, of locals and of the guards...More
Response from Slightly_Wst_of_Sane | Reviewed this property |
It is busy during the day so you would be better off arriving at 17:00 and spending an hour in the superb museum before it closes at 18:00 then bike around the camp site which is fully open after hours.