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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 July 7, 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 August 20, 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 July 7, 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

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Reviewed August 20, 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

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Reviewed September 17, 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

1  Thank DonPaulo
Reviewed October 18, 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.

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Reviewed July 1, 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

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