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Prora, the "Colossus of Rügen"

Prora, the
Prora, the Colossus of Rügen

Prora, a few kilometres from Binz. is known especially for its colossal Nazi-planned touristic structures. The massive building complex was built between 1936 and 1939 as a Kraft durch Freude (KdF) project. The eight buildings are identical, and while they were planned as a holiday locale, they were never used for this purpose. The complex has a formal heritage listing as a particularly striking example of Third Reich architecture.

As of the beginning of the Second World War only the building's exterior was finished, and the vacation spot was converted into a military barracks, which was taken over after the war by the East German People's Army (NVA) and after 1990 by the unified German armed forces. Now interesting cultural attractions have been established there, such as museums and galleries, which offer information about Prora's evolution.

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