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A history lesson in a cave

Very interesting guide explaining the use of this underground bunker in several different ways... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2019
MacFoodle
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Boston, Massachusetts
Interesting WW II site

We were surprised to find this place took visitors on a Sunday. It was just us and two other... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2019
Bruce S
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Reviewed August 29, 2019

Very interesting guide explaining the use of this underground bunker in several different ways - combined with a telling of history of which most Americans are unaware.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MacFoodle
Reviewed August 15, 2019 via mobile

Air raid bomb shelters were important to the local people given the level of Nazi bombing of Kirkenes in WWII. This shelter looks well preserved from the outside but with limited opening hours starting at 1230pm, you will need to time your visit. This looks...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 4, 2019

We were surprised to find this place took visitors on a Sunday. It was just us and two other people but the guide did an excellent job explaining the history surrounding the bomb shelter. It was cold in the shelter but when we stopped to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Bruce S
Reviewed August 3, 2019

The Andressgrota is a fascinating historical highspot in Kirkens where I learned a lot about Kirkenes situation and live in WWII, congratulations to the guide for his precise explinations

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank cyril15Frenchguiana
Reviewed July 30, 2019 via mobile

This was so sobering to visit and try to envision myself in a local citizen's shoes. The dark, damp, chilliness of the bunker surrounded me and I was grateful for the warm fleece blanket while I watched the historical video within the tunnel. Our guide...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

For two reasons we did not enter and that was because the shelter did not open on time and then my brain start to workout how much it cost to visit and we decided that we don’t want to pay a entrance fee for that!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank adrigideone
Reviewed July 26, 2019

Unfortunately we could not tour the site as 12:30 did not suit us, however the whole space under a hillock gave a perspective with the central air vent placing gave us an idea of how bad things were under the Hitler regime. I imagine most...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Themikanic
Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

The person running/employed here does not want to work .... don’t bother ... you will get more pleasure walking in the rain with nothing to do than bother with this arrogant person ... 3 couples walked away like we did. In a town without much...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank my-KDH
Reviewed April 25, 2019

Only Malta was bombed more times than Kirkeness during WW2. We were provided with an opportunity to enter this bomb shelter and get a snap shot of how the local population survived. We were shown a short documentary and our guide provided a short insight...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank yandinazetland
Reviewed April 21, 2019

This place takes one by surprise. It's where the good people of Kirkenes sheltered against the numerous Russian bombing raids of WW2. The town was completely destroyed by this activity and the shelter gives one an appreciation of the hardships endured by the locals. Excellent...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from placidscout | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm not sure who runs it but it was open only once a day when we were there last summer. You just turn up at 12.30pm, pay your money and the guide takes you through. If you're on Hurtigruten I'm sure you could ask them... More
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