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Stalag Luft III Prisoner Camp Museum

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A must see if you have ever watched the great escape

The museum is built on the old German camp administration area. The guides are brilliant the visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul R
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The Great Escape

We visited Stalag Lufthansa III prisoner of war camp in Zagan, Poland. This camp was made famous by... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
duncanmxw
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Kozienice, Poland
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POW Camps Museum was built in 1971. It commemorates POW camps set up in Zagan (German Sagan) during WW2. One of them was infamous Stalag Luft 3 for allied airmen known from the mass breakout of 76 prisoners in 1944. The event was immortalized in the...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is built on the old German camp administration area. The guides are brilliant the visit starts with a short film followed by a look at all the artifacts and a big model of the camp. Outside a prisoners hut has been reconstructed as...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Stalag Lufthansa III prisoner of war camp in Zagan, Poland. This camp was made famous by the movie, The Great Escape, this is where it happened. It was stunning. The museum was really intersting, the staff helpful and informative. We walked to the...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

The museum is centred around the tunnel escapes, with frequent references to Hollywood, including the many inaccuracies of the film The Great Escape. I was more interested in everyday camp life, and found the hut reconstruction fascinating. The staff are extremely helpful. Unfortunately there is...More

Thank Catarrhini
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent museum with great guides. Very much enjoyed by the young and old in the party. You must make sure you visit the actual site of the stalag and see where and how long the actual escape tunnels were. The site of the actual camp...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Poets must have designed the Stalag Luft III museum near Zagan, now in Poland but during the war in Germany’s Lower Silesia. Side-by-side with the POW camp famed by The Great Escape, there was Stalag VIIIC. Nothing memorializes its existence except for a large sculpture...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

The museum is just to the south of the town of Zagen. It was very (embarrassing so) cheap to visit. The museum is not huge but there is plenty to look at including a model of the camp at the time of the escape. As...More

Thank WylieNorwich
Reviewed 22 July 2018

A small but informative museum with lots of artefacts. Also a small version of one of the prison huts and guard towers. A short walk takes you into the actual site of the prison camp but it is not signposted what the remains are nor...More

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 17 July 2018

In late April, I accompanied my father and stepmother to Zagan to visit Stalag Luft 3 where my grandfather, an RCAF bomber pilot, was a prisoner from July 1942 to the end of the war. While of special interest to anyone with a connection to...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit in Zagan. Good historical references important to the past. Small but big on content and information.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

My son and I made the trip to the Museum and Stalag Luft III in May 2017.My father was a POW in this camp. I can't say enough praise for the dedication and knowledge of the museum staff..especially for the museum director Marek Lazarz. I...More

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Response from hdwurzel | Reviewed this property |
The train station is close to the actual camp and where the actual tunnels were. It is a good mile + walk both ways from the station then there is the memorial behind the station to the executed 50 which again is 1/2 mile... More
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RAF Officers would have been in East or North camp. The whole site covers all of the camps. Contact the museum, they are very helpful. We were given a tour of East camp by a member of staff which was excellent. Search for... More
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