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Address: Kaunas LT-47435, Lithuania
Phone Number: (+370 ~ 37) 37 77 50
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Great area to relax and picnic outside and loads of historic information within. Is perfect for adults and kid alike interested in history and the events that took place here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Owen F
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London
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great area to relax and picnic outside and loads of historic information within. Is perfect for adults and kid alike interested in history and the events that took place here.

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Dublin, Ireland
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Big place with plenty of space to chill in a warm day, sit on the grass and enjoy a good weather. However, as peaceful as it is now, the fort actually carries a sad historical value having been used for Soviets as a concentration camp. There's a massive monument to remember those who were killed in World War II and... More 

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Thank Fernando R
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Knowledge of Lithuanian history would be incomplete without hearing about the Ninth Fort in Kaunas city, or even seeing it with your own eyes. This remnant structure of Kaunas stronghold dates back to the late 19th century and is reminiscent of many painful spots in the past of this country, such as the Second World War and soviet occupation. Be... More 

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Thank Alius N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a bit outside the city and there is no busses. So u need to take a cap or drive with some local people. The fort is not very big but it's cheap and there is a lot of history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is very interesting and educational, a lot of information and photos with good organization. On my oppinion, the new part is poor the old one is excellent. You must visit it.

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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A former defensive redoubt that is visited in 3 major parts - museum about Soviet and German occupation, the prison, and exhibits about the fortification. Then of course, there is the famous memorial costructed in Soviet brutalist style. I ended up spending most of the in the prison area. This fortification was built below ground, and as a result is... More 

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ninth Fort is one of the defences of Kaunas fortress and a historical and architectural monument protected by the state. There has been a museum in the Ninth Fort where visitors may learn about interesting and distinctive architecture of war of Kaunas Fortress defences, and explore the examples of weaponry and accoutrements of World War I. Accompanied by a... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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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345 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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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Thank catsforkids
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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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