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Address: Kaunas LT-47435, Lithuania
Phone Number: (+370 ~ 37) 37 77 50
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The story of the ninth fort is interesting and gruesome. It started out as a diet, but was never used that way, as the Germans took Kaunas in the First World War from another... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The story of the ninth fort is interesting and gruesome. It started out as a diet, but was never used that way, as the Germans took Kaunas in the First World War from another direction. After WW1 it became a Latvian labor camp and the Russians used it as a transit camp at the start of WW2. The most gruesome... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ninth Fort was built in the late 19th century. During the 1st Soviet occupation the fort was used as a prison and way-station for prisoners being transported to labour camps. After the occupation of Lithuania by Nazi Germany, the fort was used as a place of execution for Jews, captured Soviets, and others. There is a museum, which I did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in history - that`s place for you. Take guided tour, it will be more valuable. It sad place. Really sad historical place. Fort has own history to tell, but the main point is on genocide. Big park. Takes long time to go through museum.

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Thank Julija V
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ninth Fort is an important memorial to the lives that have been lost. It has been well preserved for the generations to come.

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very interesting place with rich history and sad story. I am sure you will have loads of emotions there. Absolutely must is to take a guide. This will reveal the object "in many colors". I was there with frinds from Belgium and we all were very much satisfied.

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been there with couple friends and found everything very interesting. Especialy, fort by it self very attractive, it gives possibility to "touch" real past. Always ask for guide called Rolandas. He was amazing!

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Thank Jonas V
Duluth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The cement monument was very interesting. 3 different concepts, but I cant remember them. There were marble memorial p,acques and the barracks and a bunker is still there. Not far from the main road and I recommend you to stop.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

It was good experience for me to visit this place. Ninth Fort is a little bit far from city center and you may face with some problems to find there. But when you find it definitely will worth it. That monument is really sumptuous. Museum is also very interesting place. I can suggest you to take tour with guide so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We visited the Ninth Fort this week - first thing to mention is that it's not easy to find using public transport....after trail and error we found that the 23 bus stops not far away. Leaving the old town, after about 15 minutes you take the stop AFTER Mosedzio g (outside a shopping centre & market) this will take you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Great guided tour. Fascinating history of the struggles over LT. Moving accounts of the horrors of the holocaust.

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