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Bautzen Memorial (Gedenkstaette Bautzen)

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A Prison

It is worth a visit. It looks a lot like other prisons (which is still worth seeing) and the... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
njuloti
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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Really interesting

Really interesting memorial, easy to reach from the train station, on walking distance, the... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
Wallyontravel
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Vercelli, Italy
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7 Jul 2018
“A Prison”
20 Aug 2016
“Really interesting”
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

It is worth a visit. It looks a lot like other prisons (which is still worth seeing) and the historical significance is important. Along with walking freely through the prison itself you get bios of people who were imprisoned there, the reason, what happened to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank njuloti
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Really interesting memorial, easy to reach from the train station, on walking distance, the entrance is free, there are guided tours but you can visit the place by yourself, you can walk the corridors, the courtyards and enter some cells too

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 17 September 2014

This is an important destination for all mature, thinking people. It is not so much what you see, as what you hear. We caught a German tour. Our guide painted a clear picture of the total control exercised by the jailer over the prisoner. Even...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank DonPaulo
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Very imposing and thought-provoking place. This former political prison is well worth a visit. There is English text, but you have to ask for it. I wish there had been translations of the biographies of the former prisoners.

Date of experience: October 2013
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

The name Bautzen was apparently synonymous in the GDR era with this prison for political prisoners; the whole is now open to the public (no charge) as a memorial to the evil that was done here. Visitors have access to most parts of this sprawling...More

Date of experience: June 2013
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