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Kreismuseum Wewelsburg

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Address: Burgwall 19, 33142 Buren, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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+49 2955 76220
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

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Reminder of the horrors of WW2.

Fascinating, and yet sad, photos and memorabilia from the Nazi regime. It was the first time I had seen a Nazi uniform and clothes worn by prisoners of war, other than in films... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fascinating, and yet sad, photos and memorabilia from the Nazi regime. It was the first time I had seen a Nazi uniform and clothes worn by prisoners of war, other than in films and photos. Personally, I found this museum informative and incredibly emotive. A stark reminder of the horrors of war. The museum is directly across from Wewelsburg Castle... More 

1 Thank Englandbubbly
Santiago, Chile
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54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I wanted to visit the castle because the legends about the SS over there. Certainly the castle and the surroundings are awesome. The place have a lot of history besides WW2. In fact when you walk through Its rooms you don't see nothing about nazis. You need to go to another building near the castle to access to the special... More 

3 Thank Hernan L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This was a great attraction. The building itself is beautiful, and the scenery around is even better! Once inside you can get entry for less than ten euros and follow a path through the castle. It shows all of the 1000 years of history that the building has. Sadly the building has been destroyed and rebuilt many times over the... More 

1 Thank ReochCraig
Paderborn, Germany
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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We visited Wewelsberg for the second time on a bitterly cold day, as a day trip to round off the Christmas holidays. We are a party of two adults, two pre teens and a five year old. The castle has something for everyone. It has a fascinating history, from witch trials in 1600s through to being a place of importance... More 

2 Thank helens2ry
Marietta, Georgia
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261 reviews
151 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This review is of the free area of the complex. There is a large, free, multi level museum within the castle, devoted to the rise of the SS, the personnel, the misuse of the power they created, and, ultimately, the concentration camp system, particularly the one at Wewelsburg. Plan on about 2-3 hours to complete the tour. Be SURE to... More 

2 Thank springlering
Eugene, Oregon
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104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

There are actually two museums at the castle and a walking tour. One museum focuses on the time the SS spend in the area. Also of what happened here during the war years. The other museum covers the history and some geology of the area back to the beginning. Both are very interesting. There is a walking tour that takes... More 

2 Thank Steve S
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

im a big castle fan and staying not far i had to visit this place, it is truly a wonderful looking castle, so pretty and peaceful...well when i was there but was at one time...... SS Himmlers head quarters says it all really on what was planned and carried out also served as training for the SS, fabulous looking building... More 

1 Thank paulrm2304
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72 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

This has a permanent exhibition of the ideology and Terror of the SS, this is a courageous step by the people of Germany to try and explain the past in an open manner. What must also be said is that the museum also is the history of the Prince Bishopric of Paderborn.

Thank Alec2007
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

This was absolutely amazing. I would recommend everyone to go visit. The dungeon was creepy since you could get a sense of what it was like to be down there. Then to walk through the rest of the castle and see it's rich history left me in awe of everything that has happened there. I enjoyed myself.

1 Thank allen a
London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Good collection of artifacts . Very little in the way of English description, which is a shame. Like a lot of museums in Germany you are given an opinion , rather than allowed to decide for yourself. The castle is worth a visit but the museum is underwhelming.

2 Thank steelytim

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