How to visit Stutthof Nazi Camp from Warsaw
A must see in Poland, Stutthof Nazi Camp from Warsaw or Gdansk. Another must see is the Malbork castle and the beautiful city of Gdansk, they can be combined. Stutthof was the first Nazi camp set up on Polish area.
Visit Stutthof Nazi Camp from Warsaw!
In June 1944 it became part of "the final solution of the Jewish problem"
"Endloesung". A camp of mass- extermination.
Stutthof Camp Brief History
Stutthof (Polish: Sztutowo), is located around 35 kilometers to the east of Gdansk. In 1939-1945 it was one of the cruelest Nazi camps in Poland.
After 1942 became one of the extermination camps used in the Final Solution - Jewish extermination.
Over 100,000 people were kept in the camp, and the number of killed people is estimated to be around 85,000.
During the Nuremberg Trials, Sigmund Mazur, a laboratory assistant at the Danzig Anatomical Institute, testified that soap had been made from corpse fat.
Holocaust survivor Thomas Blatt, who investigated the subject, found little concrete documentation and no evidence of mass production of soap from human fat, but concluded that there was indeed evidence of experimental soap making.
Purpose of the Nazi Camp
Stutthof served mainly for extermination of the most aware and patriotic people, mainly from the educated circles from Gdańsk. The victims of arrests were people active in social and economical life, activists and members of Polish organizations.
It was the first Nazi camp on Polish territory and the last to be liberated. On the spot you will see permanent exhibitions with documentary films concerning the time of Nazi occupation. The museum is enormous and spreads about 20 hectares.
Points of Interest
Among its most important monuments is the partially preserved Old Camp. The “Death Gate”. Also the gas chamber, a brick-built headquarters and garages. Vegetable gardens and the commandant’s villa.
The memorial area also includes a reconstruction of the crematoria. Collected and stored post-camp archives are especially abundant. The State Stutthof Museum is now located at the campsite, featuring relics of the past.
What to see in Stutthof Camp
- Death Gate
- Gas Chamber
Extend your visit to include Malbork castle and Gdansk
I highly reccommend that you visit also the Malbork castle and the beautiful city of Gdansk. You can plan it together with the Stutthof Nazi Camp and it is possible.
You can also take a FREE walking tour in the city of Gdansk
What you need is a transport from Warsaw to Sztutowo or from Warsaw to Gdansk and then from Gdansk to Sztutowo. Total distance Warsaw - Gdansk - Stutthof is around 400 km.
Gdansk to Stutthof Map
There are a lot of different options in order to get there. Definitely the best way is to get to Gdansk, stay for a night, see Stutthof Nazi Camp and Return back to Warsaw!
What you need is to book one night Hotel in the beautiful city of Gdansk.
How to get to Stutthof Nazi Camp
Rent a Car and SAVE €193
There are many options. I beleive renting a car might be the most convenient option and the faster at the end. Renting a car for one day might cost around 30 euro and the cost for gas to make 640 KM around will be around 80 euro.
So we have 110 euro for up-to 4 people. Means €27,50 per person.
The entrance to the camp is FREE of charge, but if you need a guided tour you need to pay for it. The price for guided tour is 180 PLN (42 euro) / group in English, German or Russian.
So another 11 euro per person when 4 people and Total €152 when only one person. More info about the tours in Stutthof Website.
Finally in the tour is included a meal in the city of Gdansk, so please add another 15 euro per person (60 PLN) for the a good meal. So it will cost €167 for one person and €212 for 4 person.
Book the Cheapest Intercity Transfers - FlixBus
Stay in Gdansk for a Night
Gdansk and Stutthof with Shuttle Bus and Train - SAVE €185
Staying in a relatively good hotel in Gdansk can cost on average €100 for 2 person in a 3* or 4* Hotel. You can use the comparison Engine above to find the best Hotels in Gdansk.
Transport with fast train from Warsaw to Gdansk cost around 150 PLN per person. The travel time is around 3 hours. You can find cheaper options with higher travel times.
Check all the options on Intercity Website. Price for 2 people is around €71 this time.
Then you need a bus from Gdansk to Sztutowo and back to Gdansk. You can check this schedule here -- PKS Gdańsk: Bus 870 Gdańsk » Sztutowo » Krynica Morska.
At the GDAŃSK, DA bus stop, take the PKS Gdańsk bus between GDAŃSK, DA - KRYNICA MORSKA DA and drive for 1h 8min , 38 stops to the SZTUTOWO MUZEUM stop.
More Info about booking a bus to Stutthof museum. Cost for 2 people is €12 to go and return.
Finally is the price of the tour in Stutthof museum which cost €42 and the price of a good meal for 2 people which cost €30 euro. This time you can drink beer instead of water.
The total price
with one Night in Gdansk - Tour to Stutthof - Meal and Drink - Transports will cost for 2 people: €255
Important: Make sure you arrange your Tour to Stutthof Camp in advance!
Do Not Forget your FREE Tour in the City of Gdansk!
Combine it with a visit to the Malbork Castle!
What else to see in Gdansk?