Foto von jüngeren Besucherinnen vor dem Tastplan des Geländes. Foto: DEKT - Tristan Vankann, 2013.
Young visitors exploring the Braille map of the grounds. Photograph: DEKT - Tristan Vankann, 2013. (ANg 2014-485)

Explore on Your Own

You can visit the exhibitions on your own during opening hours. Admission is free. The grounds of the concentration camp memorial are also open outside of opening hours and can be explored with the help of information panels.

During opening hours, the film Vom KZ zur Gedenkstätte (From Concentration Camp to Memorial) (19 minutes) is shown continuously in the main exhibition. This film provides visitors with an overview of the memorial and can be viewed in German or English.

With an audioguide can explore the expansive grounds on your own (available in German, English, French, Spanish, Danish and Dutch). The audio guides take you to 112 stations, where you can learn about many different topics and listen to stories of former prisoners. The audio guides are available at the information desk at the main entrance, where you can also inquire about our four theme-based tours you can do on your own.

There is an audio guide for smartphones (in German, English, Russian and Polish), which takes you around the memorial site for approximately an hour. In order to get access to it, go to Finally, select the memorial in the "Audioguides" menu.

Another app for smartphones, the free Neuengamme app (available in German and English) includes information, historical photographs and stories from prisoners for 113 stations at the Memorial (these can also be located using Google Maps). Once downloaded, you can use the app offline (you’ll need Internet access to use Google Maps). (iTunes;