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Ninth Fort

Kaunas LT-47435, Lithuania
(+370 ~ 37) 37 77 50
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Ranked #2 of 37 Attractions in Kaunas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

You can't visit Kaunas without going to the Ninth Fort. Take the 57 taxi bus from the city centre and then walk the last 5 mins. We paid for an English speaking guide £2.50 extra. This was well worth it. There is a very good memorial centre at the beginning. You then walk up to the fort itself, which is... More

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Girona, Spain
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is an amazingly impacting site. I often find myself staring at photos of this monument. Among detail, pain, fear, and hope merged in to one impressive image.

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Thats a very interesting attraction for people who are interested in history, war crimes, WW2. Its a very sad and peaceful place and it makes you realize the horror people had to go thru in those times.

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Orlando
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

You have an up close and personal encounter with the prisoners of the Ninth Fort. An encounter it will be unlikely I will ever forget.

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Klaipeda, Klaipedos Apskritis, Lithuania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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