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Kirkenes: The City between East and West Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap
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Kirkenes: The City between East and West Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

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Kirkenes has experienced an incredible journey through the ages. On this audio tour you’ll come to know this beautiful city’s proud history, from the time of the Skolt Sami language, to its evolution into a mining town, to the destruction of the city during World War 2. <br><br>Today Kirkenes is an international melting pot that enjoys a friendly coexistence with those across the border in Russia.<br><br>In this VoiceMap-story from Kirkenes, join Lars Engerengen on a tour through the history of Kirkenes. He will guide you from the port to the church in the middle of the city centre. You’ll hear about the city during the war, the Sydvaranger Mine Company and some Russian spies. Most of all you’ll hear about the friendly relationship between the Russians and the Norwegians. <br><br>The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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Darrencru wrote a review Oct 14
Bergen, Norway190 contributions27 helpful votes
A short walk up the hill to see this and help understand the complex nature of WWII here in Kirkenes. Not much else there though so just be clear this is just a monument, but interesting all the same whilst you are in the area.
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Date of experience: October 2020
estenstad wrote a review Jul 2020
Oslo, Norway38 contributions6 helpful votes
This is only a monument/statue, but should be seen in Kirkenes. The monument expresses gratitude to the soldiers of Soviet Russia, who liberated Kirkenes and other parts of Northern Norway during the last months of World war II.
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Date of experience: July 2020
nick_ng wrote a review Feb 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia878 contributions347 helpful votes
Understanding to role of the Soviet army here puts things into perspective and gives a better understanding of history.
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Date of experience: February 2020
david r wrote a review Jan 2020
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An important reminder of the Soviet liberation of the area, all too often overlooked by historians in the west. Wreaths are still put there to honor those who took part in this important part of the history of Kirkenes.
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Date of experience: January 2020
Irishrover m wrote a review Jan 2020
Brisbane, Australia429 contributions126 helpful votes
A part of the history of Kirkenes. A stark reminder of the futility of war. The Soviets did so much in helping this lovely little town be r3sord after the war.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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