Flossenburg concentration camp

Stands as a somber testament to the horrors of the Holocaust and the Nazi regime. Today, the site serves as a memorial and educational center, dedicated to honoring the victims and educating the public about the atrocities committed here. Read more

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Flossenbürg was initially established in 1938 as a labor camp and later became part of the wider network of concentration camps operated by Nazi Germany. Over the course of its existence, the camp held more than 100,000 prisoners from various countries, many of whom were subjected to forced labor, brutal treatment, and abysmal living conditions. It is estimated that approximately 30,000 prisoners died here due to inhumane treatment, lack of medical care, starvation, or execution.
Today, the site has been converted into a memorial, aimed at ensuring that the inhumanities committed here are never forgotten. The camp's remains include the guard towers, detention cells, and crematorium. There is also a museum with exhibitions that provide in-depth information about the daily lives of the prisoners, the SS staff, and the camp's role during World War II. Audio guides and informational plaques are available, allowing for a self-guided, reflective experience.
Visiting Flossenbürg is a sobering experience that confronts you with the darkest aspects of human history, compelling you to reflect on the importance of promoting tolerance, understanding, and peace in today's world.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Flossenburg concentration camp

Memorial Site Museum

Housed in the former laundry building, the museum features exhibits on the history of the camp, personal stories, and artifacts.


The original crematorium building stands as a grim reminder of the mass deaths that occurred here, complete with the furnaces used for cremation.

Execution Area

The site where numerous prisoners were executed, often hanged or shot, serves as a chilling focal point of the memorial.

Memorial Plaques

Various plaques and memorials throughout the site commemorate specific groups of victims, such as political prisoners, Jews, and other minority groups.

SS Guard Towers

The remaining guard towers are left standing to give visitors an understanding of the camp’s boundaries and the oppressive environment.

Detention Cells

Small, poorly ventilated cells where prisoners were held in extreme conditions provide a vivid illustration of the daily sufferings faced by the inmates.

Religious Memorials

Different religious communities have erected memorials around the site, including a Christian chapel and a Jewish memorial.

Archive & Library

The memorial site houses an extensive collection of documents, photographs, and personal testimonies related to the history of Flossenbürg.

Educational Programs

The site offers guided tours and workshops aimed at educating the public, especially younger generations, about the Holocaust.

Commemorative Events

Annual events, such as the Day of Remembrance, are held to honor the victims and to continue the dialogue on human rights and tolerance.

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