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Ninth Fort

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We thought this would be interesting and it certainly was! But WOW it was cold! It was probably colder inside than outside (save from when the wind blew of course). Our feet were freezing and we were shivering as we were trying to read through...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There's little point in repeating what other impressed visitors have said and the Tripadvisor description gives enough detail about what you are likely to see here, but we wanted to add our appreciation of the organisation and documentation provided and give a few further pointers...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2018

The 9th fort is a must see site, The museum is divided to the German occupation and to the Russian occupation of Lithuania. Very interesting, The visit to the ols jailis heart breaking. The adjacent monument is unique and poweful. I have not seen anything...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

The fort is well worth a visit. Was interesting and very well out together. It definitely told the story of Lithuania through history. It was tipping down with rain while we were there and still would recommend it. Just remember a jacket..the first gets chilly.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I took the Holocaust tour at the Ninth Fort. It was a great deal as it only cost 5 Euros and we were the only ones on the tour. The tour lasted about an hour. The first 20 minutes or so covered...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

One of the most interesting spot not only in Kaunas, but in Lithuania at all. If you are travelling by car from Vilnius to seaside, you should add this museum to your plans. Museum is closed on Mondays. But you can walk in teritory. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

There are two main exhibition buildings. The signage and directions are quite poor and misleading. However, the exhibits in the ninth fort building more than make up for it. Very sad place. Has exhibits showing the early uses of fort nine as a military fortress...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Bus 57 stop names 9th Fort drops you off in the middle of nowhere. You would need to take a 20 minute walk alongside a road with no path, this was incredibly dangerous so we turned back, an absolute disgrace that the public transport authority...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

Our hotel organised the taxi for us here, tickets are reasonable and a guided tour in English cost an extra euro. As its name suggests this fort was one of nine forming a defensive ring around Kaunas and in particular the junction in the river....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

This fort was built in 1913 and used for various types of occupation over the years, most of them horrific. It's a very dramatic building to visit and you can easily imagine the hardships suffered. The mass murder site is very sad and the monument...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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September 8, 2018|
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Response from janhermanm | Reviewed this property |
Just go there to walk in the spacious park area, to see the monument and the fort from the outside. Keep the words freedom and independence in mind when you are there.
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May 20, 2018|
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Response from Jimmyp2525 | Reviewed this property |
They had a english guide on site when we went there.
February 26, 2018|
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Response from warra69 | Reviewed this property |
There was no cafe when we went last year. Take a couple of snacks and some water with you. You could easily spend anywhere between 3-5 hours there.
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Kaunas Ninth Fort or Vilnius Museum of Genocide (1 Reply)
Wondered if someone could tell me which of these they consider to be the best to see, if we only have time for one of them. Thanks.
June 19, 2017|
Response fromendis|
They represent a bit different angles of our history, Ninth fort is more about Jews executed there by Nazis and also Soviet's victims, while KGB museum is covering a period of Soviet occupation and repression from WWII until sixties. Kaunas Ninth fort open air monument is very impressive, but if you are interested in Soviet regime, then Vilnius KGB museum would give you a better insight.
Island of Malta, Malta
2 days in Kaunas (4 Replies)
We are spending 2 days in Kaunas i August and I need hel with the itinery. Day 1: Old Town, Christ's Resurrection Church, National M. K. Ciurlionis Art Museum, Laisves aleja , Devil's Museum, Vytautas the Great Bridge , St. Gertrude's Church, Military Museum of Vytautas the Great Day 2:Ninth Fort , Pazaislis Monastery Is this too much? We are a family of 4 (children are teenage) and we are used to travelling. Is it better to have a car for day 2? We will be getting a car anyway the...More
May 21, 2013|
Response fromtadasmm|
Your 1st day is the Old Town only, nothing more. Half of the objects are almost next to each other, Čiurlionis museum and War museum are in the same building (entrances from the opposite sides). Nothing special, concerning time. Doable on a vary slow pace. 9th fort and Pažaislis are at the opposite ends of the town, Rumšiškės is at the 3rd edge of the town :) . 9th fort could be doable on a first day, but it's on the intersection of A5 and A1 roads, so if you'll be driving anyway, you can...More
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Visit Ninth Fort from Vilnius Using Public Transport (3 Replies)
Hi, Can anyone help please with an easy way to visit the Ninth Fort directly from Vilnius using public transport? I'd like to spend a good amount of time at the site so thought it would be best to go straight there instead of also looking around Kaunas. Thanks
May 29, 2018|
Response fromOxRK|
Hi Endis, Thanks for the quick reply, that's great we'll use that bus service. Thanks!