Fortress Museum Kostrzyn

Fortress Museum Kostrzyn, Kostrzyn nad Odra: Address, Phone Number, Fortress Museum Kostrzyn Reviews: 4.5/5

Fortress Museum Kostrzyn
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Heliodora1
Cutchogue, NY29 contributions
Jun 2020
My visit today June 13 2020, despite social distancing and mask was really great. The older gentleman of the staff whose name I have a hard time remember was so kind to explain all the exhibit to me.I learned so much about the whole region. Especially the video of the before and after photos of the destruction of the old town was fascinating. The small price of admission is well worth it.
Not to be missed.
Highly recommended!
Written June 13, 2020
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surya77
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany389 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
To actually stand amongst the stones that are all that remain from this once busy fortress city is quite overwhelming. Overwhelming because this inhabited fortress was reduced to rubble only 73 yrs ago! Overwhelming because, once again, we are reminded how destructive man can be.
We walked through the remains of the city, a city of ruins and silent streets overrun by vegetation and we came to this museum at the end of the fortress.
Our visit to the museum was incredible. Apart from the displays which are brilliant and the historical explanations, we had the good fortune of having Mr 'Peter'...sounded something like that...the museum caretaker, give us a fantastic guided tour of the museum. He spoke good german and a little bit of english and with alot of enthusiasm he explained all the history to us. I was really catapulted back to that time in history and I could almost feel the city alive around me.
The Fortress Museum is definitely worth a visit and if you can, get Mr P to guide you around.
Written July 17, 2018
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faozanrizal
Berlin, Germany3,680 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
This place is just like an abandoned city after WW2, all place is memorable, the stone, the small street, wall, and trottoir from the old city of Kostrzyn is still there in ruin. A church, Palace, Houses all in ruined, remind us of how stupid human is. This a very quiet place, near the river Oder and we can see the border of Germany from here. Yes, it was Germany before the WW2 and now became Poland after German lost in the war. The museum is very nice as well. There are not so many direction boards from the city to this place, and it covered by a big gas station and transit hotel. So make sure you use the GPS or ask some locals.
Written May 18, 2018
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Kamila S
Gdansk, Poland15 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Really good place if you want to get some historical view of what is remaining in the city after IIWW
Written September 30, 2017
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IWNoordergraaf
Groningen, The Netherlands483 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
This summer, I had the pleasure to visit the ruins of the old city of Kustrin/Kostrzyn. Here was a fortress already in the time of Frederic the Great of Prussia. More recently, in the final stages of the Second World War, the German Army posed a defiant resistance against the advancing Russian Red Army in 1945. In that battle that raged for several months, the buildings of the Old City (Stare Miasto in Polish) were destroyed almost to annihilation. It was never rebuilt because of other urges in the post-war years in Poland.

This leaves for today’s tourist, whether interested in battlefield history or more general in nature and history, a unique site that is more than worth a visit. To walk around in the streets that can be clearly recognized and are even marked by their names before the destruction gives you a real sense of history. Some parts of the 17th century fortress have been reconstructed, in the South West corner there is a museum about the town's and fortress' history. The whole is impressive and sparks imagination. Besides the feeling of relatively recent history, the analogy with a city destroyed by a volcanic eruption is evident as I visited such locations in Pompeii, Italy and more recently near the Merapi volcano in central Java, Indonesia.
Since this area has been virtually untouched for many years, nature has gradually taken over in many parts of the terrain which results in lots of green, nice flowers and small wildlife that can be observed.

Men of women with family members that prefer shopping over visiting places of historic interest can drop their company for some hours in the shopping center adjacent to the Stare Miasto - that is no excuse to bypass this unique location!

A few mile to the North of the present day city, on the main road to Szczecin, there is a landmark with a small wooden lookout tower and with information panels about a battle in the seven-years’ war that was fought out right there.
Written October 25, 2015
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Alluzja
Belfast, UK68 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
I was really surprise to find such a great place in Konstrzyn. Presents old town and secret places. Museum itself is very attractive, modern and with very interesting exhibitions. The Bastion is perfect place to have a historical walk with Guide. Before you go there make sure that you have book your place on tour online.
Will be back soon to see how the museum is growing :D
Highly recommended.
Written November 24, 2014
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Thomas E
Karlskrona, Sweden548 contributions
Jan 2014 • Friends
Kostrzyn nad Odra (known in German as Kuestrin) was once a city with a lively centre, trams, shops, representative buildings. During WWII it was completely destroyed. It is worth visiting the city centre that does not exist - the only things left are the net of streets, ruins and some surviving city walls. A small museum presents the history and destruction of the city
Written July 26, 2014
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