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    Flossenbürg concentration camp

    Konzentrationslager Flossenbürg was a Nazi concentration camp built in May 1938 by the Schutzstaffel (SS) Economic-Administrative Main Office at Flossenbürg, in the Oberpfalz region of Bavaria, Germany, near the border with Czechoslovakia. Until its liberation in April 1945, more than 96,000 prisoners passed through the camp. About 30,000 died there.



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Flossenbürg Overview

Flossenbürg is a municipality in the district of Neustadt an der Waldnaab (Neustadt an der Waldnaab vacation rentals | Neustadt an der Waldnaab travel guide) in Bavaria in Germany. The state-approved leisure area is located in the Bavarian Forest and borders the Czech Republic in the east. During World War II, the Flossenbürg concentration camp was located here.

Flossenbürg is a municipality in the Upper Palatinate district of Neustadt an der Waldnaab. The state-recognized resort is located in the Upper Palatinate Forest on the border with the Czech Republic, where the neighboring village of Lesna is located.

Things to See in Flossenbürg

Camp Flossenbürg of a research and documentation center which now stands the ruins of the castle Flossenbürg.

Flossenbürg is known for its granite deposits, whose quarries all are worth a visit.

Hohenstaufen Street Cemetery

Excursions:

  • Städtetouren near Weiden, Amberg, Regensburg, Bayreuth oder Nürnberg
  • Fahrradtour in the "Bockl-Radweg"
  • Wandertour in Waldnaabtal with Burg Falkenberg
  • Besichtigung Basilika in Waldsassen with Klosterbibliothek and the Dreifaltigkeitskirche Kappl
  • Tschechische Republik, z.B. Bäderdreieck Karlsbad, Marienbad and Franzensbad

Attractions in the Region:Burgruinen Flossenbürg, Schellenberg and Leuchtenberg

Burgmuseum and Steinhauermuseum in Flossenbürg

Leisure activities:

  • Skilandlaufzentrum Silberhütte
  • Waldfreibad Altglashütte
  • Thermenwelt Weiden
  • Sybillenbad Neualbenreuth

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More about the History of Flossenbürg

The first reference of Flossenbürg's existence was in 948. Its castle was the Hohenstaufen's stronghold. Later, Flossenbürg belonged to the duchy of Neuburg-Sulzbach and came to the Country Court of Floß in the electorate of Bavaria in 1777. Today, it is located in the administrative district of the Oberpfalz. The town was the site of Flossenbürg concentration camp from 1938 until 1945. On April 23 1945, the 90th Infantry Division of the U.S. 3rd Army liberated the camp and took it without a struggle.

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Flossenbürg is a municipality in the district of Neustadt an der Waldnaab in Bavaria in Germany. The state-approved leisure area is located in the Bavarian Forest and borders the Czech Republic in the east. During World War II, the Flossenbürg concentration camp was located here.

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