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Gedenkstaette Mittelbau Dora

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Address: Kohnsteinweg 20, 99734 Nordhausen, Thuringia, Germany
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+49 3631 49580
10:00 - 16:00
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Eye-opening and sobering

The now peaceful site of this former concentration camp belies its past. Hundreds died here as they were forced to participate in the building of the V-2 rocket. Much of the... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Christine H
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

The now peaceful site of this former concentration camp belies its past. Hundreds died here as they were forced to participate in the building of the V-2 rocket. Much of the work was underground in deplorable conditions. This site is personally guided but well-marked. Allow some time to ponder the price of freedom. It's a sobering but educational experience.

Thank Christine H
Barcelona, Spain
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147 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

It appears to be just a regular Nazi concentration camp (what alone makes it a terrible place) until you enter the underground part of it. Then you realise how much effort was required to keep the Nazi killing machine running, constructing weapons at a cost of thousands of human beings just to be able to fight WWII for some months... More 

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Ferndown, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Is this a visitor "attraction"? A morbid curiosity? Or essential to understand the tragedies of mankind? Whatever, we called in to this former concentration camp - the site where 20,000 slave workers died building Hitlers Revenge weapons, the V1 and V2 rockets to learn and to show respect. Nowadays, very little of the camp is left - just some foundations,... More 

Thank Kevin P
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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278 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

This site is a little way off the beaten track, but worth a visit. It is a stark site with just a few building remaining, however if you visit the information center you are given a free to borrow description and layout of the camp that you are able to follow a rout around the remains of the concentration camp.... More 

Thank Andy H
Wolfenbuttel, Germany
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81 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

I have visited Mittelbau DORA numerous times and still find the place traumatic but fascinating at the same time. To think that so much human misery occurred here in the foothills of the Harz is mindblowing. Half of the camp is now overgrown by forest and its hard to believe the scale of the place. The exhibit is a fascinating... More 

Thank Ian W
McCaysville, Georgia
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

A very expansive complex, though with the vast majority of the structures gone, it is hard to get a sense of what it must have been like during it's operation. The sparcity of English is also a drawback, though there is an English tour. The tunnels are open to tour ONLY with a guide and covers a tiny part of... More 

Thank David7478
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

The visit to the camp (mostly demolished) and underground tunnels where the inmates worked and lived was very worth doing, even though it is a bit out of the way. The museum, while very small, is just right in terms of the information it communicates. Though most of the info was in german, the ipad/audio tour is very helpful for... More 

Thank Mary A
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

We didn't really know what to expect at Nordhousen. When we arrived we were not sure if we were actually at the main part of the camp - such is the understated nature of the place. The vast majority of the overground camp has gone - there are 2 or 3 representitive huts that have been rebuilt or restored, otherwise... More 

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113 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

This place was one of the reasons that we visited the Harz Mountains, and we were very disappointed. Whilst we don't expect the whole world to speak English for us, we feel that there should be much more in the way of English explanation here as English is most likely to be the common language of other non or limited... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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682 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

But I did think it was very good. Definitely got the 3E audio guide which is in English - that helped a lot. They also have former prisoners narrating their personal experience at several of the locations. They have narrated positions both inside the museum and outside throughout the camp. There are also numerous spots outside that have written in... More 

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