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Stalag Luft III Prisoner Camp Museum

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Great historical site

I really enjoyed learning about this POW camp and the Great Escape. The man who runs the museum is... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2017
robin6479
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Rockville, Maryland
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Freedom IS NOT Free

Truly sobering location to remind one that Freedom IS NOT Free. In this case men from many Allied... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2016
Kevin B
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Sweden
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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
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed learning about this POW camp and the Great Escape. The man who runs the museum is so excited and passionate about the history, it's infectious. It was also nice that they had a movie in English about Zagan, the camp and the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank robin6479
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Truly sobering location to remind one that Freedom IS NOT Free. In this case men from many Allied nations faced untold hardships to include execution, so that the world could defeat fascism. Sadly for many they had to ensure communism and all of it's brutal...More

Date of experience: December 2016
4  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 24 November 2016

A short story of the location: it is the site of the most courageous escape, resulting in the killing of 50 prisoners including Polish flight officers. This episode of history was the subject of the film "The Great Escape", starring Steve McQueen. It was the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank wodzik
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Its nice to see that a museum remains to commemorate the prisoners & shows there bravery & ingenuity at attempting to escape. Prior to traveling to the site I had also watched the Discovery program which detailed the excavations carried out in an attempt to...More

Date of experience: October 2016
4  Thank JoesLincolnEngland
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This will make you say WOW and OMG over and over again. This is defineitly 1 for historians and photographers all round.

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank markjw4119
Reviewed 15 September 2016

My brother arranged this visit as part of our WW2 history holiday. The museum is small but perfectly formed and despite our visit being outside of opening hours, Marek, the Director, gave us a magnificent tour filled will interesting annecdotes and facts about the Great...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Gary S
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS THIS PLACE. My wife and I traveled from Charleston SC after contacting the Direct Marek Lazarz. Marek was absolutely amazing and treated me and my wife like family. He gave us a tour of the museum and took me to the spot...More

Date of experience: September 2016
5  Thank V8475EPchrisw
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is a superb place if you take an interest in WWII history. Place where "The Great Escape" took place is definitely worth visiting.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

This was an interesting place to visit. The museum is quite small but has a lot to offer. I have been here twice in 2016 and both times it was very quiet. I would definitely watch the great escape prior to visiting this site. The...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank alasdairmc05
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The remains of the camp are scarse but what's there still leaves an impression. All things that can be observed are accompanied by a short text in 4 languages. The path of tunnel Harry is visualized and the foundations of the hospital wing (100m long)...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank wlannoey
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David7478
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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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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
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