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“Spectacular, Interesting and Informative”
Review of Ninth Fort

Ninth Fort
Ranked #1 of 92 things to do in Kaunas
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

Split into 3 parts: You start at the museum, then the fort and the monument. We paid for an English guide who was a blast! He offered a lot of information and was very enthusiastic about his job. We learnt a lot about the history of the fort and the country. Not a site to be missed!

3  Thank FioriniMalta
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

Its well worth making the effort to get out to the Ninth fort and it is an effort. We walked there to help work the excesses of the previous evenings drinking off and it was over an hour to walk there. We had planned on taking the bus back but the bus info wasn't in English so when the bus didn't show up at the expected time we ended up walking back till we came across a taxi

4  Thank MarkInBerlin
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Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Having visited some of the ruins of forts 4 & 5, it was great to see that one of the forts was being used as a museum. Along with a guide I was shown down into the vaults and around the labyrinth of corridors. The guide explained all of the history of the area as well as the fort. A definite "must do" if you visit the area! Fantastic! Thankyou

3  Thank Biddlelad
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

You must buy a ticket at the big ugly building about half way up the hill towards the fort, or what remains of it. The ticket purchase in in a gloomy place. Then you walk through a museum which is mostly pictures of dead people and a few artefacts. It is a big dark place full of echoes.
They let me out the back door once they found the key. Then you go up to the fort. It is a rebuild so not authentic. I am sure there must be more of the original they could display. The building has two floors with themed rooms/cells. Much of It looks fake, because it is fake.
It is interesting and there is the wall and trench where the Nazi animals murdered so may people. That was followed by the Russians and their cruelty. Horrible.
The huge memorial beyond the wall reminds me of Russia. A big lump of concrete. The memorial plaques around the area are a reminder of what happened here. The park is well kept and a pleasant stroll if you can get round the mass murder part.
Worth a visit and not at all expensive. The staff are friendly. Do go.

1  Thank MikeCuthbert
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

Not easiest to find if on the bus but long as you get directions from someone you'll be fine.

If you want an english speaking tour guide then ring ahead as they said they only have one and he's not always there.

Its very innexpensive and although we had no tour guide we didnt feel let down in fact theres not much you would need it for. 1000's of documents, pictures and pieces of history to look over at your leisure ending at the amazing memorial monument. its a staggering monument which we were informed before we got there you are welcome to walk up and take as many pictures as you like.

great half a day and learned so much.

1  Thank k_doocey7
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