Today’s Memorial Site combines the historical authenticity of the original environment and its many surviving buildings with the function of a modern exhibition centre. It is a place of memory, of pilgrimage and of education. Visit can be a challenging but also a deeply moving and memorable experience. We will provide you with a professional guide trained and authorised by the Memorial Site. Your guide will organise all travel arrangements, bring you there by train and bus and back again, and give you a complete and comprehensive tour of the entire area – the surviving original buildings, the museum exhibition centre, the cinema which screens an English language documentary film.
Our guides have detailed knowledge of the history and character of the concentration camp, of the stories of the victims and the unendurable oppression they were subjected to by the servants of a twisted ideology. They are trained to convey this often difficult and disturbing material to you with sensitivity, with dignity, with respect for the victims, and without recourse to cheap sensationalism.
Please note that the majority of this tour takes place out of doors in an open and exposed environment. We advise you to bring weather-appropriate clothing. Once the tour commences, there is little opportunity to purchase food or drink. We advise you to bring refreshments with you. As with all of our tours, guides are happy to accept tips if you wish to show your appreciation in this way – but please do not do so within the grounds of the Memorial Site.