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Pirna-Sonnenstein Memorial

Schlosspark 11, 01796 Pirna, Saxony, Germany
+49 3501 710960
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Hidden away but worth the visit

We were in Berlin and planning to go to Pirna when we learned about this place. It is hidden in the... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2018
Nora B
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Wrentham, Massachusetts
Impressive and scary

Ahead of the town of Pirna you find the concentration camp Sonnenstein, where disabled people were... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Julian S
via mobile
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Schlosspark 11, 01796 Pirna, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

We were in Berlin and planning to go to Pirna when we learned about this place. It is hidden in the back of an active industrial area but it is a free museum and very thought provoking. A lot of the exhibits are only in...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Ahead of the town of Pirna you find the concentration camp Sonnenstein, where disabled people were murdered by the Nazis in WW II. Interesting exhibition that informs about the history of the building.

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Reviewed October 20, 2015

When visiting Pirna, perhaps after a steamer trip from Dresden, make time to go to this sombre museum which commemorates a black period in German history. Pirna- Sonnenstein was one of 6 sites where the Nazi Aktion T4 programme was carried out. This was euthanasia...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2015

Cycling from bad schandau ..We happened upon an impressive vintage car rally @ the schloss , which we walked up the hill to but somehow we missed the memorial of what happened here? Felt very uncomfortable re festivities we had witnessed taking place on such...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2014

In the basement of this building in a few small areas was a killing factory where the unimaginable number of nearly 15,000 people were gassed in the context of the euthanasia program "Aktion T4". The techniques are used later in the extermination camps in Poland....More

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

We are very interested in the history of the places we visit so we wished to see this sobering memorial. It is located in the lovely town of Pirna, in the former fortress area. The museum is located in the basement of the building where...More

1  Thank permia
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