Though less well-known than other Nazi German concentration camps established in Poland (such as Auschwitz-Birkenau), Stutthof concentration camp has the ignominy of being both the first established outside German borders (on the 2nd September 1939), and the very last to be liberated by the Allies at the end of the war (9th May 1945). The camp was built in a hidden, damp, forested area about 35 kilometres west of Gdansk, near the village of Sztutowo (in German, ‘Stutthof’). Although accurate numbers are hard to establish, it is estimated that some 65,000 prisoners died at Stutthof during the war, as a result of executions, disease, malnutrition or extreme hard labour. The camp was a central element in the Nazi project of ethnic cleansing in the Gdansk area, a devastating project that primarily targetted members of the intellectual, religious and political leading classes. Even before the war started, the Nazis prepared lists of people to be arrested, and secretly reviewed places to set up their camps in the areas of Poland to be occupied.
Like all the other concentration camps in Poland, there was a constant expansion of the facilities at Stutthof during the war, as the horrific scale of Hitler’s Final Solution began to play out. In Stutthof, this involved its steady transformation from a civilian internment camp, controlled by the police, to a ‘labour education’ camp, administered by the feared German Security Police. By 1942, it had become a regular concentration camp, whose role was primarily to exterminate rather than contain, its prisoners. The camp is well-preserved, and its size at over 1 square kilometre, reveals the horrors and scale of this tragic chapter in recent history.
Our tour includes door-to-door transport to and from your hotel or other accommodation in Gdansk to the museum at Stutthof concentration camp. A tour with a licensed museum guide who is a specialist on the history of the camp is also included.
As always, our tours are small and personal, with no overcrowded buses. Our guides are knowledgeable and will provide plenty of useful information – both on site and on the way there – so that you get the very best from your tour.
Prices and Group Bookings
Price Per Person (up to 8 persons) 375 PLN
Groups over 8 Persons – Price is negotiable
What’s included in the price?
8-seater van transport with hotel pickup/drop off, entrance fees included. On site join others for larger group tour guided in English by someone licensed directly with the museum.
9 am – 2 pm. Approx. 5 hours. The start time can be adjusted by arrangement.
Minimum of 2 people per tour. Prices include all entrance fees and taxes. Price provided is for English language tours. Tours in other languages: Please contact for information.BOOK NOW