Memorial Hinzert Concentration Camp

This memorial erected by the State of Rhineland-Palatinate commemorates the victims of the crimes against humanity committed in the Hinzert SS Special Camp/Concentration Camp between 1939 and 1945. The facility documents this period with a permanent exhibition. Consistent with its European significance, the former concentration camp facility offers information in its documentation and educational center to visitors with an audio guide system in English, Dutch, and French on the history of the camp and the special function of the NAZI concentrations camp system as well as on the victims and perpetrators.


Opening hours:
Tuesday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Weekends and holidays 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday closed

Admission is free.


Opening hours:
The cemetery of the memorial and the information panel system marking the “Places of Inhumanity” in the adjacent forest can be viewed daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (from April to September until 7:00 p.m.), depending on the weather.

Tours for groups (15 or more persons) are available by appointment. Free public tours: every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from April to October, starting at 2:30 p.m. Meeting point in the permanent exhibition of the memorial (prior booking is not required).

Rhineland-Palatinate NAZI Documentation Center
Memorial SS Special Camp/ Hinzert Concentration Camp
An der Gedenkstätte, 54421 Hinzert-Pölert, tel. +49 6586 992493, fax. +49 6586 992494, e-mail:,

Supporters of the Hinzert Concentration Camp Memorial
Herr Georg Mertes (employee)
An der Gedenkstätte, 54421 Hinzert-Pölert, tel. +49 6586 992924, fax. +49 6586 992924, e-mail: