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Ninth Fort

Kaunas LT-47435, Lithuania
(+370 ~ 37) 37 77 50
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Ranked #3 of 38 Attractions in Kaunas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The Ninth Fort in Kaunas, Lithuania was originally built as a defensive fortress in the years 1902–1913. During the Nazi occupation, over 50,000... more »
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Klaipeda, Klaipedos Apskritis, Lithuania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A place worth a visit for someone who is interested in WW II history. It was built as a fort to protect the city, later turned into jail and on a later day turned into concentration camp (death camp). The hole museum if walking slow takes about 3 hours. You can visit exposition alone, but the dungeon (underground passages) must... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I took the Service Bus from outside the Theatre on Kestucio Gatve, which costs only 60 Euro Cents each way. You can't miss the stop because you can see the monument outside the fort for miles. A short walk and you are at the museum which has three parts, a museum to the oppressed both by the Nazi's and the... More

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Malta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Split into 3 parts: You start at the museum, then the fort and the monument. We paid for an English guide who was a blast! He offered a lot of information and was very enthusiastic about his job. We learnt a lot about the history of the fort and the country. Not a site to be missed!

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Berlin, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Its well worth making the effort to get out to the Ninth fort and it is an effort. We walked there to help work the excesses of the previous evenings drinking off and it was over an hour to walk there. We had planned on taking the bus back but the bus info wasn't in English so when the bus... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Having visited some of the ruins of forts 4 & 5, it was great to see that one of the forts was being used as a museum. Along with a guide I was shown down into the vaults and around the labyrinth of corridors. The guide explained all of the history of the area as well as the fort. A... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

You must buy a ticket at the big ugly building about half way up the hill towards the fort, or what remains of it. The ticket purchase in in a gloomy place. Then you walk through a museum which is mostly pictures of dead people and a few artefacts. It is a big dark place full of echoes. They let... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Not easiest to find if on the bus but long as you get directions from someone you'll be fine. If you want an english speaking tour guide then ring ahead as they said they only have one and he's not always there. Its very innexpensive and although we had no tour guide we didnt feel let down in fact theres... More

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Ridgetown
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295 reviews 295 reviews
177 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The Ninth Fort was used by the Soviets to keep political prisoners on the way to Siberia and by the Nazis as a location to kill Jews. Very interesting place to visit. The fort, the museum and the memorial are all interesting and moving. This is a "must see".

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Bat Yam, Israel
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111 reviews 111 reviews
17 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Visited both museums and a memorial. Remained speechless. Very heavy feelings. Everyone must pay a visit to this place. The road to this place has no signs and very bad paved. GPS showed us a wrong way. Ask locals for directions

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I think it was very interesting mainly those people who like history and interested about this time in Lithuania. In other hand for me sometimes it was little scary but of course it isn't a "happy" place.

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