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“Prora, Rugen Island, GERMANY”

KdF - Koloss von Ruegen
Euroa, Australia
2 reviews
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“Prora, Rugen Island, GERMANY”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

In June, 2013 I was visiting Germany (from Australia) and spent a week at Binz on Rugen Island on the Baltic Sea. During this time my family and I visited several tourist places, one of which was Prora which we travelled to on one of the little people carrying trains that take tourists to various sites of interest.
The Nazis built many buildings at Prora to house Hitler and the SS to holiday there on the beach right beside the Baltic Sea. As the war intervened, it was never used as a holiday resort and stands today with many 6 story communist built grey, empty and stark buildings. During the 50s the National Peoples Army of the GDR took over the massive project and turned it into a military camp.This ended in 1992 with the reunification of Germany. Today it houses a museum which is fascinating with thousands of items from the days of the GDR.
One notable thing we saw was a padlocked cupboard with several banned books one of which is titled "Hitler - Man of the Century" and others about several other hideous people of Hitlers era and the terror they inflicted on their own countrymen. An utterly fascinating place to visit for anyone interested in the history of Germany.
They stand vacant and crumbling internally, except for one large building that now houses a museum. The coffee shop in the Vienna Teahouse served a most delicious German meal, very much recommended.

Visited June 2013
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london
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“A must see”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

The "Viennese" restaurant at the top of one of the museums is an experience not to missed - a partial return to times of old. Good food and prices.

Visited July 2013
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Malmö, Sverige
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“Amazingly large installation”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Some political projects from the pre-war era was indeed inspiring, and Prora is one of them. Today rests the ruins of this colossos on one of Europes best beaches lika dead whale. Its awsome.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“A piece of history”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

This old Nazi holiday camp is in the process of being re-developed into flats so visit now while you still can. A fascinating piece of history

Visited September 2013
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Woodham
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“Prora - a colossus which makes you wonder!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

It was a strange experience to be walking along this 4.5 kilometre long derelict construction. It seemed total madness to build something this huge! Interestingly, due to the 2nd World War, it was never used for the original purpose of providing a holiday resort for Hitler's faithful workers. We walked along the beautiful beach close by which was fairly empty, even on a beautiful summer's day in the middle of August. In contrast - the beach in nearby Binz was totally packed with people. A few of the buildings were being restored, but it still makes you wonder what they will eventually do with the rest of the colossus.

Visited August 2013
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