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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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ul. Lotnikow Alianckich 6 | Stalag Luft 3 and Stalag VIIIC, Zagan 68-100, Poland
All reviews great escape stalag luft iii well worth a visit wooden horse actual site the main road turn right guard tower battlefield tour brave men railway station private tour on tuesdays military training short walk pine forest escape tunnels
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 walk. not sure about taxi service as I was on my motorcycle and drove up the dirt track to the site
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
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 the museum on facebook. Muzeum Obozów Jenieckich / P.O.W. Camps Museum