Gdansk: Private Tour to Stutthof Camp

Within only 1 hour drive from Gdansk, we can get to the first operating concentration camp on Polish territory– the Stutthof Camp. It was built by the Germans in 1939 in order to exterminate the Jewish and Polish elite from the Pomerania region and the Free City of Gdansk. At first, it functioned as a forced labour camp and then changed into a death camp. Thousands of people from many countries which arrived here were forced to work, have been regularly tortured and most of them were murdered in the gas chambers. The victims of these massive arrests were usually patriotic, educated, highly-situated and socially active members of Polish organisations. It is said that in total, 85 000 people were killed here. Today, on this enormous area of 20 hectares, operates the State Stutthof Museum which contains the relics of the past. Even though the subject of this tour is tragic, it is worth visiting this significant place and discover its history.

We organize private tours to Stutthof Concentration Camp from Gdansk on request

Tour itinerary:

  1. pick up from your hotel in Gdansk
  2. approx 1 hour drive from Gdansk to Stutthof Concentration Camp by private car/van with English speaking driver
  3. approx 1,5 hour of private sightseeing tour with local guide in chosen language during which you will see:
  • the old camp – at first the camp included 8 barracks for the convicts and a huge building (the “kommandantur”) for the SS
  • the new camp – in 1942, the SS began to build a “new” camp – thirty barracks were added
  • ‘the Death Gate’ – the main entrance through which tens of thousands people entered the camp
  • the Monument to Fight and Freedom – designed by Wiktor Tolkin, it was unveiled on May 9, 1968, the 23rd anniversary of the camp’s liberation
  • villa of KL Stutthof commandant – used to be the administrative heart of the concentration camp;
  • the gas chamber – originally built as a room for disinfecting clothes but in the end functioned as a gas chamber to murder the prisoners by using “Zyklon B” (the chamber was heated before each operation to hasten the release of the hydrocyanic acid); it had a maximum capacity of 150 people at one time – when the SS had too many people to execute, they also used wagons as gas chambers
  • the guard’s tower – observation point to watch over the prisoners especially during the night
  • the crematorium – here in the main room there are three ovens where the bodies of the people murdered in the gas chamber were cremated ; now, there are permanent exhibitions about Stutthof’s role as a death camp, there is even a genuine Zyklon B gas canister on display; another part of the exhibition chronicles the ‘evacuation’ of the camp and the Death Marches and finally a section dedicated to the Stutthof trials against the perpetrators
  • barracks – primitive wooden structures with bunk beds where the prisoners had to sleep – without any windows, heating or sanitary facilities

4. up to 1 hour drive back from Stutthof Museum to Gdansk
5. drop off at your hotel in Gdansk

Whole tour lasts approx 4 hours

Prices:

  • 750 PLN per person (1 person)
  • 380 PLN per person (2 persons)
  • 280 PLN per person (3 persons)
  • 270 PLN per person (4 persons)
  • 230 PLN per person (5 persons)
  • 210 PLN per person (6 persons)
  • 190 PLN per person (7 persons)
  • Contact us (8 persons or more)

What is included?:

  • hotel pick up at chosen time and hotel drop off,
  • comfortable, air-conditioned, private transportation
  • English speaking driver’s assistance during whole tour
  • entrance tickets to the Stutthof Camp State Museum
  • sightseeing for approx 1,5 hour with private, local, licensed, guide in chosen language: English, German, Russian or Polish

*If you want to visit Stutthof Camp with guide in other language than listed above (Italian, Spanish, French etc) we may be able to provide you with service of special licensed guide who will travel with you from Gdansk or translator from Gdansk who will translate local guide in Stutthof into desired language. Both options may result in additional cost – please contact us for more details

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