Ravensbrück National Memorial

Built in 1938 on the edge of the Schwedtsee lake, the camp at Ravensbrück rapidly became the largest concentration camp for women in the country: 132,000 women and 20,000 men from 40 countries were sent here. A memorial stands in the remains of the camp, near the crematorium, cells and parts of the wall. A permanent exhibition, located in the former command post, relates the hardship and suffering of the victims, but also their solidarity and determination to survive.

Useful information

Address : 

der Nationen, 16798 Ravensbrück


free of charge

Opening hours

daily except Mon 9am-5pm (May-Sep: until 6pm)