A visit to Neuengamme

by Jennifer Wood

Visiting a concentration camp memorial is something that many people want to do when in Germany. Neuengamme lies southeast of Hamburg and was the largest camp in northwest Germany. It is recommended to allow 3-4 hours to see the memorial grounds and exhibits. Most historical content is accessible in English, different tour options are available and visitors will find there is much to learn through the interactive museum exhibits.



Information to help plan your visit:

 OFFICIAL  WEBSITE (in English) 


Allow approximately 1 hour from Hamburg to the memorial using public transport. Take S-Bahn train to Bergedorf and then one bus to memorial (15-20 minutes). Bus numbers are 227 or 327.

You can plan your route before you go: HVV website in English

Driving: A 25, exit Curslack, then follow signs to KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme


Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial
Jean-Dolidier-Weg 75
21039 Hamburg

Telephone: +49 40 – 4 28 13 15 00



Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday, holidays:

  • October to March: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • April to September: 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The exhibitions are closed on 24-25 December, 31 December and 1 January.

Entry is free of charge for all concentration camp memorials in Germany. 


  • There is space in the main exhibition building (next to information desk) to rest; plus vending machines for drinks and snacks.

  • Food/drinks also available at Bergedorf train station.

  • Clean, public toilets are available across the memorial.

  • Three former subsidiary camps of Neuengamme are also memorials.

  • More information on events sponsored and curated by the memorial (in German).

REMINDER: Please check the official website and/or call to confirm specific details  before your visit. 

Telephone: +49 40 – 4 28 13 15 00

 This blog post was first published on the blog “Visit Memorials” on April 5, 2014.