From the protective custody order (Schutzhaftbefehl) of 1943 against Jan Aksman, who was deported to Germany to perform forced labour.
New educational service to explore the historical site.
Thuesday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Closed on Mondays and Saturdays
Feel free to book a tour by phone or email within our Officehours (Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm)
Tuesday– Friday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Closed on Mondays and Saturdays
Admission is free of charge.
Breitenau Memorial is located in Guxhagen, 15 km south of Kassel, right next to Autobahn A7 (Fulda - Kassel) near the exit Guxhagen. The memorial was established in the former tithe barn of the monastery on the site of a Vitos Kurhessen facility for people with chronic mental illness. Guxhagen is also easily accessible by train. Trains from the stations Kassel Hauptbahnhof or Bahnhof Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe take about 20 minutes. It is roughly a 10-minute walk from the Guxhagen train station to the memorial. Buses also run between Kassel and Guxhagen.