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Bergen-Belsen Memorial

Stiftung niedersachsische Gedenkstatten | Lohheide, 29303 Bergen, Lower Saxony, Germany
+49 5051 47590
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If you are nearby go and visit

It seems to be another memorial but it is a little different. You have a long way to walk and as it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Aleksander22
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Tallinn
Paying my respects

Visited Belsen whilst staying in Bergen for the weekend. This is a must for any one who is in this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlie2365
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Recke, Germany
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Stiftung niedersachsische Gedenkstatten | Lohheide, 29303 Bergen, Lower Saxony, Germany
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+49 5051 47590
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It seems to be another memorial but it is a little different. You have a long way to walk and as it is in the pure nature - you really have time to think of what had happened here...quite touching your heart!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Belsen whilst staying in Bergen for the weekend. This is a must for any one who is in this area. Whilst there is a lot of doom and gloom in and around the Belsen grounds something good has developed from the history from the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the camp where Anne Frank died in 1945. There is now a wonderful memorial center that goes through the long history of the Nazi persecution of the Jews plus what went on in the camp after the liberation. Although it is quite somber,...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

I only knew of Bergen-Belsen as the concentration camp where Anne Frank died. I didn't realize it's role as not only a POW camp, but that it was used the way it was at the end of the war, as the Allied Forces were pushing...More

3  Thank Michelle S
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

I visited often to remind myself why I chose to risk all for pennies in the British army rather than follow a more rewarding career. Each visit was different. It was snowing. It was fine. It was raining. It was deserted. It was bubbling with...More

5  Thank Dr Richard L P
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Its the 3rd time I’ve visited in the last 30 years 1985 / 93 . The visitors centre has improved massively , with a nice cafe and a lot more exhibits available to see and hear . The history of the camp and recollections of...More

5  Thank Vampire123
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We had previously visited Dachau in the 80's during a 4 day visit to Munich and when we saw an excursion from the cruise ship Black Watch to visit Bergen Belsen memorial, we decided to go. The ship was docked in Hamburg and the coach...More

5  Thank Alexander M
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Allthough little but burial mounds, foundations and personal monuments remain, this place chills you. The memorial has intriguing relics, photos and documents and gives a good perspective on what exactly happened, and when. It also focuses on Belsen's role as a tank trainimg facility before,...More

3  Thank Roy D
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

This place was a bucket list kind of place that i wanted to visit.. my older daughter also wanted to visit having just done world war 2 in history gcse.... Very moving to visit... There is a exhibition that goes into alot of detail of...More

4  Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

I think everyone should visit these places, it really is a very moving experience and hard to understand that people can do what went on there, it's free to visit.

5  Thank PhilmcfcJones
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hoffs
31 May 2017|
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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.
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Blue0264
4 September 2016|
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Response from christine w | Reviewed this property |
Yes visitors centre is wheelchair friendly ans the outside areas are all on flat ground
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