Visitor Information
Phone: +49 (0)3643 430 200
Fax: +49 (0)3643 430 102

Multimedia Guide Rentals
Phone: +49 (0)3643 430 200
Fax: +49 (0)3643 430 102

Förderverein Buchenwald e.V.
Phone: +49 (0)3643 747 540
Fax: +49 (0)3643 747 541

Additional Information

Educational Programmes for Groups
Detailed information is available here.

Group Registration
The registration form is available here.


Schedule of fees
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Visitor guidelines
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Guided tours

Individual Visitors

The Förderverein Buchenwald e.V. association offers tours (only in german language) for individual visitors Tuesdays through Sundays and on holidays at the following times:

April – October
10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm

November, March
10:30 am and 1:30 pm

December – February
11:30 am

Meeting point: Visitor information centre. Donations are greatly appreciated. The recommended minimum age for participation is 15.


Our programming for groups is primarily directed at high school students (grades 9 and up), youth groups and young adults who have prepared for the visit during classroom instruction or as part of a political education programme. The minimum age is 15; the size of the group should be between 15 and 30 persons. Tours in languages such as English, French, Italian, Polish, Russian and Spanish, Persian and Dari are available on a limited basis.

You should allow at least three hours for your visit and tour. Two tours are available: an overview tour (approx. 2 hours) and a detailed tour of the grounds (approx. 3 hours). Tours of the grounds focus on particular topics (by prior arrangement) and are dependent on the weather.

Because tours are in high demand, we ask that you register at the visitor information centre as early as possible. The visitor information centre can also provide you with information about how you may put together your own programme to suit your needs.

Detailed information is available in the educational programmes section.