We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Stalag Luft III Prisoner Camp Museum

Closed: Closed
Open today: Closed
Save
Share
Review Highlights
The Great Escape

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
duncanmxw
,
Kozienice, Poland
via mobile
An hour in the museum, two more in the woods

The museum is centred around the tunnel escapes, with frequent references to Hollywood, including... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Catarrhini
,
Belgium
Read all 129 reviews
261
All photos (261)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
About
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
Closed
Hours Today: Closed
See all hours
Contact
ul. Lotnikow Alianckich 6 | Stalag Luft 3 and Stalag VIIIC, Zagan 68-100, Poland
Website
+48 68 478 49 94
Call
Reviews (129)
Filter reviews
99 results
Traveller rating
72
23
4
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
72
23
4
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsgreat escapestalag luft iiiwell worth a visitwooden horseactual sitethe main roadturn rightguard towerbattlefield tourbrave menrailway stationprivate touron tuesdaysmilitary trainingshort walkpine forestescape tunnels
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 99 reviews
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank duncanmxw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank KingsleyBrown
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

1  Thank patriciabrown2018
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.

Thank David T
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

Thank Deborah A
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This is historical walk dedicated especially to jung generation. Tower, Harry tunel, exhibicion strongly recommended.

Thank t0mki2
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
Hotel Willa Park
73 reviews
3.35 km away
Hotel Villa Nova
7 reviews
4.38 km away
Hotel Jankow
27 reviews
11.17 km away
Glas Hotel
6 reviews
11.43 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 6 restaurants in Zagan
Kepler
50 reviews
2.83 km away
Restauracja Lew
29 reviews
11.24 km away
Pasjami Bistro
23 reviews
16.87 km away
Pizzeria Luca
6 reviews
27.36 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 4 attractions in Zagan
Ducal Castle in Kozuchow
6 reviews
26.72 km away
Skansen Ochla
14 reviews
35.08 km away
Park Krasnala
30 reviews
37.47 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
David7478
15 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from temeraire53 | Reviewed this property |
I had a rental car, so I don't know about the local transportation options. Zagan is a big enough town, so I think there would be some available. There's no cost beyond the museum fee to tour the former camp areas... More
0
Votes
winoman
25 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
muzeum@um.zagan.pl
0
Votes
Mike S
9 May 2017|
Answer
Response from Al K | Reviewed this property |
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
1
Vote