KdF - Koloss von Ruegen

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CroomstyxKent
Kent114 contributions
Aug 2021
Just amazing to think that a holiday resort of this scale could be contemplated. And slightly bizarre given its history that the blocks are slowly being renovated and redeveloped for today's holidaymakers. At the time of visiting - August 2021 - there were a mix of developed and derelict buildings side by side. It's a bit of an urbex dream I imagine but the derelict is all fenced off and I am sure there is cctv etc. Definitely worth visiting and wandering, and combine with a visit to the Dokumentationszentrum at Dritte Strasse (tho the exhibits are in German, there is a very interesting film with English subtitles).
Written August 31, 2021
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Del B
Ijmuiden, The Netherlands25 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Amazing piece of architecture.
Hitlers dream to make a holiday place for the German workers is in my opinion a demonstration of love to his people.
Written September 25, 2020
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AlterSchwede13
Boblingen, Germany1,494 contributions
Aug 2020
spectacular and unexpected in this beautiful landscape: okay, we knew what to expect here, embedded in this beautiful landscape and it strikes you. The dimensions are, if you stand in front of it, unbelievable big. The block is over 5km long. There is not much left of the gigantic central building, there the central passage to the Baltic Sea goes.
There are not many buildings left in a bad condition, most of it is luxuriously renovated, but the cafes, restaurants, stores and hotels are in the normal price segment. The last buildings in front of the central building are under reconstruction now.
This is the view from outside. But the visitor center makes the trip round, which makes clear in all drama what it is all about, even if the KdF building was not finished during the Third Reich. In the exhibition - which offered a very interesting special exhibition about jurisdiction and the constitution - the whole of the Third Reich is emphasized too much. Much is important for understanding what was going on here, but not everything is appropriate, but that is for the curator to decide.
We think the KdF buildings are a must on Rügen. You can walk over there from Binz. The café in the exhibition is a gift, down by the buildings are very
Written September 3, 2020
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Viaje3000
Lausanne, Switzerland132 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
How big can you make a building? Go and have a look at Prora. This is just incredible. It takes quite a while to look at the site and I think I missed a chunk of it.
Written August 4, 2019
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Torben J
37 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Impressive building complex. The ruin at one end shows history. The newly 'created' buildings in the other end shows a different story. Historical must see.
Written August 1, 2019
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CamperTravel
Cuijk, The Netherlands225 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
The building is impressive by its size and the intention behinds it. Most of it is commercialized. Now they are apartments, youth hostel and museum. The northernmost part is not renovated and displays a strong contrast with the rest. Underneath the fresh paint are the same bricks from 1946.

The whole area is difficult to navigate. We could not find much information about it.
Written July 21, 2019
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ScaniaSwede
Malmö, Sweden1,221 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
It was a Nazi idea of holiday by the coasts for thousands of German. Today, there are several rooms of different exhibitions (about the Koloss, Nazi victims, history, World conference on refugees, etc) on 2 floors and a small cafe in one of the derelict buildings away from the beach. The exhibitions and photos were of interest , but unfortunately mainly in German and therefore difficult to follow for non-German readers. There was, however, a thick ring binder with translations one could borrow for a deposit.
The building complex by the beach are now being renovated and for sale. Some are already occupied.
Written June 15, 2019
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Vierdank
Stockholm, Sweden4,207 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
The sheer size of this place is in itself both stunning and terrifying. Here the German people of the third reich was supposed to be commanded to have a nice vacation...
Could have been built in the USSR, or any totalitarian state, regardless of "-ism".
A testimony to the craziness of every dictatorship.
And during the BDR-years it was used militarily for the apparatus of controlling the citizens.

The gigantic area, after being more or less left alone since 1945, is rapidly transforming into modern housing, hotels etc - with the original houses as backbone structure.
It's a matter of opinion if it is a successful rebuild. The complex is basically absurd, so even if it is remodelled the original concept is still there.

However, since it is built along one of the finest coast lines of Germany, there is of course a commercial interest to exploit the area.

You can find two museums in Prora: the "Dokumentazionscentrum Prora" and the "Kultur Kunststatt Prora" - the latter housing several museum parts: for instance the KdF and NVA museums.
Soon being removed it is worth visiting.
Written October 15, 2018
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Andre N
Canada278 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
This is an interesting place - massive in scale, right on the sea, lots of history. At this point, there is a lot of construction as there is considerable development going on. Worth a look.
Written October 13, 2018
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Carl-Henrik P
Kungsbacka, Sweden1,088 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
During our bicycling tour a stop here was a must. Interesting and fascinating piece of history. Also the museum there with the history and purpose of the extremely long building. And a lot of things to see about the Nazi period.
Written September 18, 2018
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