Ravensbrück Memorial and Remembrance Site

Visitors at the Ravensbrueck memorial site, © REGiO Nord mbH
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Opposite Fürstenberg, on the banks of Lake Schwedt, lies the village of Ravensbrück. In 1938/39, the largest women's concentration camp in the German Reich was established there.

A total of about 132,000 women and children, 20,000 men and 1,000 female youths from 40 nations were registered. Among them were resistance fighters, communists, Jews, Jehovah's Witnesses, prostitutes, Sinti and Roma.

The multimedia permanent exhibition, newly designed in 2013 in the former commandant's office, traces some of their fates. In addition, thematic complexes such as camp organization, medical experiments, prostitution, living together, etc. provide insight into the everyday lives of the prisoners. provide insight into the everyday life of the prisoners and guards. Striking audio stations allow contemporary witnesses from Fürstenberg to speak, describing their attitudes to the camp.

On April 30, 1945, troops of the Soviet Army liberated the camp. By this time, many prisoners had already been sent on death marches. In 1959, it was opened as the National Memorial of the GDR. The complex belongs to the Brandenburg Memorials Foundation.

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Mahn - und Gedenkstätte Ravensbrück

Straße der Nationen 1
16798 Fürstenberg/Havel

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Himmelpfort monastery herb garden

  • Closed today
  • Klosterstr., 16798 Fürstenberg/Havel

Discover interesting facts about the history of medicinal plants in the Himmelpfort monastery herb garden.

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Kanuhof Wustrow - canoe rental & campground

  • Closed today
  • Dorfstraße, 17255 Wustrow

Canoe rental and campground for water hikers in the Mecklenburg Lake District

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Exotic Art Garden

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  • OT Retzow/ Retzower Str., 17279 Lychen

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  • Weinbergstraße, 17279 Lychen

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Boat rental at Polly Ferienhof Strasen

  • Pelzkuhler Str., 17255 Strasen

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  • Schneidemühle, 17237 Godendorf

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