Stutthof Concentration Camp trip is one of the most popular trips. Many visitors from whole world want to visit concentration camp which existed only ona day shorter than WW2 in Europe. The trip takes 4,5 hours including transfer from Gdansk, Sopot or Gdynia. It is possible to book extend trip on request. Other option is booking WW2 trip which takes up to 8 hours.
I am a certified guide in English, Norwegian and Polish in Stutthof Museum.
Stutthof was a Nazi German concentration camp established on the 2nd of September 1939 in Sztutowo village. The camp was located near village, 35 km east of the city of Gdansk. It was the first camp set up outside German borders in World War 2. In fact this region was annexed by Nazi Germany allready in September 1939.
The camp was created as a part of extermination of Poles who lived in Pommerania and in Danzig/Gdansk. Within 6 months the number of prisoners increased from 250 in September 39 to almost 5 000 in April 1940.
During the 5 years of existence of the Concentration Camp, prisoners from 28 countries were held here. Visiting that place is touching experience which hepls to understand tragedy of WW2 and extermination of Jews and Poles.
„We have just finished our tour with Matthew (Maciej) and we are so pleased that we chose to book with him. From the minute we met him, was extremely friendly and approachable. He was an encyclopaedia of knowledge about Gdańsk and Stutthof with answers to any questions asked. You can see how passionate he is about his role and the history he is talking about, he talks about it on a compassionate level as well as being factual. If you are considering booking this tour, then do it, he will not disappoint. Thank you Matthew!”