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Ninth Fort

Kaunas LT-47435, Lithuania
+370 37 377750
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Worth to visit though...

Pretty spectacular place, but the exhibitions were centered too much on single person's histories... read more

Reviewed yesterday
itchyfeetdk
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Odense, Denmark
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events never to be forgotten

I found this a very moving experience, a monument dedicated to all who were massacred by Occupation... read more

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june102015
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Portishead, United Kingdom
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Kaunas LT-47435, Lithuania
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Pretty spectacular place, but the exhibitions were centered too much on single person's histories instead of the overall view of the story and its facts. It was pretty much room after room after room with another 20 people and a few sentences of their lives....More

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Reviewed yesterday

I found this a very moving experience, a monument dedicated to all who were massacred by Occupation forces, What is shocking is how recently some of this occurred, Lithuania has suffered throughout history, but the atrocities committed by Nazis and KGB are so recent they...More

Thank june102015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is so special for it's history. And the fort - huge, impressive and amazing! But I must say that Trip Advisor leads travellers to the wrong side, not the parking by the fort.

Thank Liene L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got here in a taxi who we found through the Lithuanian uber like app. This app allowed us to find a taxi driver for quite a good price. He even came back to pick us up! The fort itself is very interesting and quite...More

Thank MC F
Reviewed 19 August 2017

If you have any interest in history, or even if you don't. This is a must visit. We didn't take a guided tour, something I wish we did, but a lot of information is available in English anyway. You'll be fine even if you don't...More

1  Thank Fredrik A
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Until visiting Lithuania, we knew little of its history. Ninth Fort is an incredible place to visit to learn of the horrors the citizens have endured. Having only two hours to spend there didn’t really give us enough time to look at all of the...More

1  Thank KarenQWI
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We unfortunately visited the fort on a Monday and the Museum wasn't open. But we were able to wander all around the grounds and saw several underground cells, moats, gas chamber vents, memorials to the 50000 dead and a huge sculpture. We are so pleased...More

1  Thank sarahjed67
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We went in the middle of winter, this was a bad idea. It was -16° outside, so inside it was only colder, even the guide offered to cut the tour short because it was so cold and there isnt any heating. It was very interesting...More

Thank 511femkeg
Reviewed 8 August 2017

One of 9 City defence forts this one is the most notorious as it became the Kaunas City Prison and was later used by the Nazi's occupying Lithuania as a transport hub for those being deported to "work" camps throughout Germany and the Occupied territories...More

1  Thank JednSasha
Reviewed 4 August 2017

The ninth fortress is a haunting place to visit, although we have seen a number of concentration camps or prisons previously. There is a unique exhibition in each and every cell. For us, the most memorable one is the story of the brave Japanese diplomat,...More

Thank Majje76
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RICHIEGIBBOY
24 December 2016|
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Response from twotterdhc6 | Reviewed this property |
I took bus #23 from the train station. There is no bus stopping at the museum itself. The closest stop is "9-ojo forto muziejus". You will then have to find a walking path that crosses under the divided expressway to get to... More
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Monika V
26 January 2016|
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Response from Jovyde J | Reviewed this property |
They don't work on Tuesdays, sometimes on Mondays, too. They are open from 10 am. If you want to visit dungeons, you will have to get a guide. Therefore, I offer to call them in advance. It can take from an hour up to two... More
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PeterDane
2 September 2015|
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Response from Inga P | Reviewed this property |
Opening hours of the IXth fort: Monday, Wednesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission fee : 2,30 € adult. Most things are labelled in English and guided tours can also be booked in English. I suggest you to book guided tour... More
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