Gdansk is one of those stag party locations that throws up a few surprises. The history of Gdansk, Sopot, and Gdynia is long, complex, and full of strife-particularly when you look at the mid-20th century, and Gdansk's occupation by the Nazi forces. Discover the stories and atrocities associated with the Nazi occupation of the area on this moving and fascinating concentration camp tour.
Make no mistake, lads-this is a sobering trip back to a time when Polish nationals and Jewish people were subjected to subjugation, oppression, and eventual extermination in the infamous death camps. The camp in question is the Stutthof Concentration Camp, which is located to the east of Gdansk in the Danzig area.
Figures are not exact, but it is thought that 110,000 inmates, many of them Polish intellectuals whom the Nazis feared would spread dissident thoughts, were transported to Stutthof during its 6-year reign of terror. The camp exterminated more than 85,000 of its inmates in the gas chambers, which stand to this day.
You'll explore the chambers, the crematorium and the general camp area, in the company of a professional, English-speaking guide. Despite its serious nature, this is one of the most popular tours on a stag weekend in Gdansk, so if you want to encounter the most notorious historical atrocities of the 20th-century first-hand, we recommend early booking.