Historische Rundfahrt Peenemunde

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Historische Rundfahrt Peenemunde

Historische Rundfahrt Peenemunde
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Very good

Walton-On-Thames, UK163 contributions
One of the best tours I've ever done
Sep 2020
This is one of the best tours I have ever done !

I was the only person on the tour and was taken around by Reiner in an old VW van, but must have had brilliant suspension as ground pretty bumpy in parts. There were four main points to the tour

1. their own private museum called Mugglehof which was a real treasure trove of original parts from planes and rockets, and a great diorama of the whole area to give you an idea of what you are about to see
2. the Waterfall rocket launch site
3. the V1 launch site
4. the famous Test Stand 7

In between these sites I was taken round all the roads and avenues and Reiner showed me A4 photos of exactly where we were and the buildings that used to be there, as it can be quite hard to evisage otherwise as all now heavily overgrown. He also uses a satellite map on his screen to show you exactly where you are.

His English is excellent and really paints a great picture of the facility in 1943/4 etc

The cost was 50 EUR, but that was for two people, so if I had someone with me it would still have been 50 EUR which I think is excellent value.

The tour lasted three hours, and Reiner was quite happy to go longer if I wanted, it really was very casual and easy going.

I highly, highly recommend this tour !!
Written September 24, 2020
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San Diego, CA29 contributions
V1 & V2 Visit
Jun 2019 • Family
My family and I spend a few hours visiting the birthplace of rockets. The sites of the testing were heavily bombed so there was over growth in areas where buildings and bunkers once stood; however there are still some remnants of bunkers, water cooling ditches, etc to see. I still enjoyed the visit. Afterwards we were taken to a warehouse where the guide and some other rocket aficionados built a V1 on a ramp with original parts along with other rocket pieces. Very interesting tour and highly recommend it. Afterwards visit the Historical Technical Museum (not included on the tour).
Written July 14, 2019
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Aarhus, Denmark40 contributions
We can't recommend this highly enough!
May 2019 • Family
If you visit the Historiches-Technical museum, take the time to go on this tour too. It takes you into the restricted area of the site where there is normally no access. Our tour guide, Ralf, was very knowledgeable and told the fascinating story of the test site. We got off at 3-4 different stops and was shown around, where we saw the launch site, train tracks and other fascinating remains. The place has that eerie feeling of having been totally deserted and nature has now taken over - a bit like I imagine Chernobyl to be.
The tour lasts 90 minutes and cost only 12 euro per person - very reasonably priced if you ask me.
Written June 2, 2019
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London345 contributions
Fantastic Tour
Jun 2018 • Solo
I took this tour whilst on a driving tour of Germany and was interested in the history surrounding Peenemunde.

I called Reiner to arrange my tour the day before and he gave me instructions on how to get to the meeting point which was very easily located.

I was the only person on the tour so a bonus for me, we set off in his old VW which had a screen that showed where you were in real time and also where buildings etc were back in 1945. We went into the forest where the V2 rockets were tested which is something you cant do on your own due to it being a fenced off and restricted area with some chance of coming across unexploded bombs etc.

We also took a look at a soon to be finished museum that the public cant go into yet and it was full of interesting things all connected to the rocket programme and I found it fascinating.

Reiner was very knowledgeable of his subject and the whole tour was fascinating from start to finish, Reiner speaks good English and was easy to understand although I can speak some German he was easy to follow.
If you are wanting to visit Peenemunde and not just see the power house museum make this a must do on your list.
The tour took three hours which just flew by, I rate this as one of the best one to one tours I have done and would highly recommend it.
Written July 29, 2018
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Carlo R
Milan, Italy328 contributions
A 'must do' for the committed tourist
Apr 2016 • Solo
I arranged a tour in English with this Society, it turned out I was the only visitor on that particular tour, so I had the guide all for me. The tour can be arranged depending on your wishes, and as a much interested person I got the most complete version, lasting about 3 hours and 15 minutes.

The tour starts and finishes at the airport (former airbase) of Peenemunde, easily reached by car, free parking, the guide takes you on a minivan and drives you around the 25 square kilometres of the former research center where modern rocketry was born.

The guide (Mr. Reiner Sigmund) was a very competent former electronics technician, offering a very detailed and in-depth description of the place. He speaks a very good English. He offered me also an insight to an exhibition they are preparing in a former farm, with MANY MORE ITEMS than you can find in the museum of Peenemunde, including missile prototypes and other ordnance, remainings from allied aircraft shot down during the air raid on Peenemunde in 1943, and tons of other interesting things.

My tour included the former launch pad of the V2 (test site 7), a place of historical significance reportedly visited also by Western astronauts, and the experimental launch ramps of the V1. No operational missile was shot from Peenemunde, but at the time of von Braun it was a really big and high technology research site, where many items were invented and tested that contributed to shaping recent history.

Most of the hardware, including the railway system, was taken away by the Soviets immediately after the war, the rest was blown up, and a GDR airbase installed, so even though you might try to visit the place alone by feet, it is really extensive with horrible roads, and you wouldn't get much from your visit without a guide telling you where you should point your camera!

The tour cost me 50 Euros - fully deserved - I met the guide directly on the van, so I guess they accept only cash. I guess that if you're not traveling alone you would pay less. For contact, just drop an email through the German website, they will re-direct it to the english speaking guide, so that you can arrange date and time of the tour.

Top quality visit, extremely recommended for those with a thing for rocketry or military history!
Written April 30, 2016
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Marleen B
Hoboken, Belgium29 contributions
Peenemunde rocket base
Aug 2015 • Solo
So very interesting, we were the only couple. Our guide was very well informed, and we bought also a book of the history!
Written August 26, 2015
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Great Bookham, UK221 contributions
Very interesting tour
May 2015 • Friends
Our group were given a very interesting tour of the otherwise inaccessible V2 et al testing sites. Lots of history for good value, really worth a visit.
Written July 26, 2015
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