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Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal)

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Address: | Laboe Village, Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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+49 4343 49484930
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09:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 18:00

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More Than 27 Years Later--The Memories Remain Stark

I happened upon this Memorial in 1990 while driving around in northern FRG. I still have a lot of stark and moving memories of walking the grounds. The story that I usually tell... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Michael P
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College Park, United States

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College Park, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I happened upon this Memorial in 1990 while driving around in northern FRG. I still have a lot of stark and moving memories of walking the grounds. The story that I usually tell is about all the Ships' Horns and Whistles I heard while viewing all the outside exhibits. I asked the person in the gift shop why that was.... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

First - please note that this place is a place of remembering the fallen. So please behave respectful and do not disturb other visitors (esp. ceremonies). The memorial site offers a very informative exhibition about German naval forces since the last German emperor up to present day. From the tower top you get a great view on Kiel and surroundings... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I had the opportunity to bear and lay the wreath in this ceremony (though I am not in the picture) with another friend of mine and it was truly an event that is centered on remembering the past and moving toward a better future. There is a lot of old naval history in the memorial and the view from the... More 

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Thank Christopher L
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The memorial is well worth a visit. There is a lift to the first platform (57 meters high) and the views over the Baltic Sea and Laboe are amazing. There is also a second platform which can only be reached by stairs from the first platform, but unfortunately it was closed due to renovations. The memorial is very informative and... More 

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Thank Beate P
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Just one way in and one way out and noch exclusive Informations. No Tour Guide! I think its too expensive and boring. The submarine in the Bavaria Movie Studios in Munich visited years ago was more interesting and you got more Information.

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Cedar Hill, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

If you are interested in naval history, the Laboe Monument gets five stars; if you aren't, it gets less. The complex consists of four parts. A museum which is primarily builders' scale models of German warships, interesting to examine. They are difficult to photograph since they are behind glass. The monument itself, which is subterranean. I first visited it in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

From Kiel you need to take a tour to the other side of the canal to see this memorial, the museum and the u995 world war 2 submarine.This memorial seems very sad and solemn. The wall of lost ships for each war really brings home the losses Germany suffered. It seemed tragic to think of all the young men lost.... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

As others already wrote, it is nothing special and honestly not worthy to spend your time there. The view from the top is quite nice, but the rest is ordinary stuff. Sorry to say that, but have seen more interesting places.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Joint visit with the uboat. Take the lift up as there are a lot of steps! Good view from the top. Nice models of the boats in the museum. Nice to see the tributes to the fallen in the underground bit. Quite humbling to see the wall of the ships lost in Ww1 and Ww2.

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Rincon, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Although my wife and I visited this memorial many years ago, I have visited their website and have found that not much has changed over the years. The Memorial Chapel itself is very quiet and solemn with the center of the chapel having a large book containing all of the names of the dead naval members who were killed in... More 

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