Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal), Kiel
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Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal) originally was a memorial to the fallen members of the Kaiserliche Marine during World War I. After World War II, it was converted into an internationally accepted peace monument. Today, it commemorates all sailors of every nationality who died during the World Wars. Spend some time to reflect on history in this sobering memorial, and climb to the top of the tower for views of the bay. The tower also includes an exhibition about the German Naval Forces since the 19th century. You can buy a joint ticket for the Naval Memorial and the submarine U-995 just across the road, which is also worth a visit. For Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal) and beyond, use our Kiel itinerary maker to get the most from your Kiel vacation.
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  • The whole site is interesting, but etc is the "tower" (Memorial) in the Center. I would highly recommend the elevator, because it is really high, go down the stairs, then gets a better feel for the height. On a clear day, one has the best view over the Baltic Sea, I know.
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  • Belonged to the naval battalion of the 18 ° instruction cruise of the Emerald BE visiting and paraded at the ceremony at the memorial to the German diver in Laboe, I shall never forget how exciting and special occasion,... see German marine antique with tears of emotion to check that their traditions, what they taught us, keep it intact: marches German, regular step, neatness, uniform, ceremonial, and... our drum major, descendant German, surname Guntlach. Makes little, had the opportunity of sharing with which was the Chief of one battalion of already makes so many years, 43 exactly and recall this unforgettable made. Thank you. Lorenzo
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  • The Memorial of the German Navy in Laboe is an impressive and depressing at the same time, it commemorates the many people who lost their lives at sea, in civilian as well as military shipping. Great design and rich information; also on civilian and military ships, as for example the Bismarck with its impressive history, that is a tragedy, what is yes a war as nonsensical and unnecessary event ever. I can only recommend this Memorial.
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  • Marine-Ehrenmal, Laboe's naval memorial honors the sacrifice of all sailors in both world wars, although the facilities was originally built to honor just Germany's WWI sailors. The site includes the memorial tower, hall of remembrance, technical museum and the WWI U-boat. The memorial is neat and tidy, the museum is well-done but has limited archival pieces, the U-boat is well preserved and probably the best part of the memorial.
  • Beeindruckendes Denkmal. Es lohnt sich, Denkmal und U-Boot zu kombinieren. Soldaten erhalten Rabatt.
  • I love Kiel and Laboe. Been alot on camping in Laboe and around Kiel when i was younger. Really want to go back one day!
  • A really good memorial to visit. An incredibly impressive structure. Easy to get to from Kiel. Fast bus 102 takes you to Laboe ferry terminal and it's just a 1km walk along the beachfront from there (or a short cab ride). We visited in winter so it was very quiet. Worth visiting the U995 opposite the memorial on the beachfront.
  • Great opportunity for fantastic 360 view on Kiel fiord.