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Address: Dienvidu iela, Salaspils, Latvia
Phone Number: 37167700449

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Magnificent Memorial

*Absolutely worth the trek to get there... and it;s truly not that difficult to find* The memorial is an absolutely beautiful sight, despite the tragic circumstances it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

*Absolutely worth the trek to get there... and it;s truly not that difficult to find* The memorial is an absolutely beautiful sight, despite the tragic circumstances it memorializes. The grounds are well-kept; the statues are perfectly somber, imposing, and simple, in a way that inspires reflection and memory. Directions from Riga : 1) Take the train from the central coach... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

not the easiest to get to. Train to Darzini and look out for the tiny sign pointing in the general direction you are to go. about 2km walk and eventually you find it off to the left. all the camp is gone but the statues are incredible. the metronome can be heard right across the camp and it's a little... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

A tragic place, which reminds us of both inhumanity and misery of the last war. There were hardly any visitors on a bright sunny afternoon, but the memorial did not look neglected at all. My ten-year-old was impressed to tears and eagerly left her teddy-bear at the memorial wall built where children were kept in the camp.

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Amsterdam
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

This place is quiet and serene. The soft ticking of the metronome remembers you about what happenend here. You should go here and experience it. We found it a little difficult to locate. By car, coming from direction Riga, it is before you enter Salaspils. You pass the Tilderu kapi graveyard and drive up to a parkingpkace. See also my... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

A truly excellent memorial to those who died in the concentration camp here. We went on a bright sunny day in April and were the only people there throughout our visit. Don't be put off by the thought of trains and walking through woods, we got our hotel to hire us a taxi to take us there, wait, and then... More 

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Grand Bend, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Salaspils concentration camp, 18 kms. southeast of Riga, was established in October 1941 and liberated in Sept 1944. Estimates vary about how many were murdered here. A memorial complex has been established on the former camp area; the words (in Latvian) Beyond this Gate the Ground is Crying is located at the entrance. Concrete slabs indicate where the gallows were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

We took the train from Riga. It takes about 25 min. When you get off, cross the tracks. On the right hand side of the train shelter there is a sign, go into the woods and over the hump. It's a 2 km walk through a forest with lots of birds amd butterflies. Locals can be seen picking berris and... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

I visited Salaspils on a earl summer day in July 2015. You take train number 6 from Riga and get off at the Darzini stop. The train ride takes about 20 mins. When you leave the train you cross the track and walk past the station building, then you will se the sign that points towards the memorial. The distance... More 

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

We visited in early December. The weather was cold, gloomy and misty, which added to the sombre mood. You couldn't even imagine what it must of been like for those forced there. Train tickets to Darzini are easy and cheap to obtain at the station kiosks. Its helpful to find and print the train tables online, as the return trains... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015

It is clear that Latvia has had more than its share of troubles and visiting the Camp Memorial really brings this home to visitors. We took a train journey, which was easily accessible, very cheap and not far from Riga - to a lonely spot - and disembarked alongside the woods, in the middle of nowhere, on a cold February... More 

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