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Reviewed 31 January 2019

I am recomending to visit this place with guide or read somewhere about Ponar memorial park, because for those who do not know anything - this place will not do anything. Yu have to feell and live the moment of tragedy which happened there. Also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank maelifia
Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

We visited 2 days ago. We were the only ones there. It was really quiet and eerie. Really sad to know what took place in these woods several years ago. Although the museum was closed this did not take anything away from our visit. Spent...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank bg1055
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Train from Vilnius takes 10 mins. No tickets for return journey at paneria and to get a return you have to book a train time. Tickets on train cost more than prepaying. We walked around in the snow so we didn’t spend as long as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Karen90
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Although the museum itself wasn't open when we were there, walking around the grounds over the course of an hour in the quiet was life changing. Seeing the five killing pits was overwhelming. It's not too far from Vilnius so I would definitely recommend this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank TravelMom070211
Reviewed 9 November 2018

a sad place to visit, but nevertheless one to go to in order to pay respect to all the poor souls that were murdered here during the War. Awful atrocities were committed and people should not forget these lost generations

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GrossBruder1984
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Would highly recommend visiting with a guide in order to fully understand what you are seeing. The atrocities committed here are unbelievable, but it is important to learn about them and stop history from repeating itself. Our guide explained how new technology is still uncovering...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GemZ77
Reviewed 20 October 2018

visited at around 11am. tour guide we went with gave an imformative talk as went walked around. small musuem was closed however. Sombering to think what happened here nearly 80 years ago

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank colin e
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We booked a tour to Paneria Memorial Park and Trakai Castle in Vilnius. The visit to Paneria was a very sobering and sad occasion but one which is essential for all jewish visitors to Vilnius. It is almost unthinkable to hear that 26000 jews were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Darylbrian
Reviewed 5 October 2018

A very engaging and rather chilling juxtaposition of natural beauty and the ugliest side of humanity. The exhibit is definitely impactful.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank julia922
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This site is not easy to find and is poorly signposted. But it is worth seeking out. The site is well kept, with dignified memorials at the various locations marking the massacres. A pity the small museum is closed, and there is hardly any signage...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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21 July 2018|
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Response from SG_Elena_Ng | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You can contact the email below. I wrote to the Jewish museum people and this was their reply. Quote The price of the guided tour for group till 15 persons is 16 euros . We kindly ask to book guided tours in advance... More
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Response from redskifreak | Reviewed this property |
To get to the death camp: get the train from Vilnius to Paneriai (a small station attached to a small village). When you get off the train, stay the same side of the railway as you arrived on, and there is a small road... More