There are various sites of remembrance and commemoration outside the memorial in the city of Weimar and on the Ettersberg.
The demolition measures carried out in the 1950s left only a few buildings standing on the grounds of the former inmates’ camp.
Apart from the command headquarters, service buildings and caserns, the SS area also encompassed recreation grounds for the guard units.
Graves of the victims of Buchenwald Concentration Camp and Buchenwald Special Camp are located at various sites on the Ettersberg.
Memorial markers at various locations on the camp grounds commemorate the victims of the concentration camp as well as Special Camp No. 2.
The Buchenwald Memorial on the south slope of the Ettersberg was dedicated in 1958 as the first national memorial of the GDR.