Kiel Travel Tip:
Naval Monument and Museum
Naval Monument, Laboe/Kiel
The Naval Monument towers 85 meters high above the Baltic coast at the entrance of the Kiel fjord and is visible for miles around. The monument was originally built to remember the members of the Imperial German Navy who died in the First World War, but in May 1954 it became a memorial for seamen of all nations and to commemorate peaceful seafaring on the open seas. Besides the unusually shaped tower, there is also an underground hall of remembrance, a historical hall with many ship models and other naval and maritime history exhibits and a 7,000m² open space covered with sandstone from the river Weser, on a total area of almost six hectares. A Second World War U-995 submarine was converted into a museum in 1972 to present the ideas and objectives of the Naval Monument. Visitors can gain first-hand experience of the suffering and fear faced by those involved in battles at sea. In good weather you can see as far as Denmark from the top of the memorial.
Hours: April 16 - October 15: open daily 9:30am – 6pm. October 16 - April 15: 9:30am – 4pm.
Admission: Monument: Adults 2.80 €, children under 17 1.80 €, U-995: Adults 2 €, children 1.50 €.
Address: Strandstraße 92, 24235 Laboe
Tags: Kiel, Maritime, Monument, Memorial, Museum,
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