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The visit

     

The site of the former Natzweiler-Struthof camp, a place of history and remembrance, is visited with respect for its victims.

It takes two-and-a-half to three hours to see the entire site (European Centre of Deported Resistance Members, camp and museum). Plan on approximately one-and-a-half hours for the European Centre, 30 minutes for the KL-Natzweiler Museum and one hour for the historic site.

The tour of the site is self-guided. However, it is advisable to start with the European Centre in order to have an overview of the Resistance movements and deportation in Europe before seeing the particular case of the Natzweiler camp. If the site is crowded, the staff may ask you to begin by visiting either the museum or the buildings below the camp.

A visitors guide for €2 is available. It sheds light on the museum and the former camp’s remains.

Anti-terrorism security plan

For your safety, within the framework of the anti-terrorism security plan, management will proceed to control people and bags at the entrance of the site.

Memento guide

You can also download the brochure for free from the Memento guide. Pay attention, new opening hours. Look at the schedule "opening hours".

Information

There is a small cafeteria on the 1ster floor of the European Centre of Deported Resistance Members with snack and hot beverage machines, where visitors can have lunch they have brought from home, subject to the availability of seats. There are restaurants in Natzwiller (1.5 Km) ; Rothau (8 Km) and Schirmeck (12 Km).

All the texts at the European Centre museum (exhibition, films and interactive terminals) are in French, German and English. The texts at the KL-Natzweiler Museum are in French only, but many documents are available in German. The visitors guide is available in French, English and German.

  • Partially accessible to persons with reduced mobility.
  • Proper clothing required.
  • Children under 10 must be accompanied and placed under the responsibility of an adult.
  • The management reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone who does not respect the place and the memory of its victims.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Access to some parts of the site may be closed in winter.

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