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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  • ... with the Museum submarine next door and the monument of U-boot in Möltenort. Touching Memorial and Museum site, the Tower (stair & lift are available) with fantastic views over indoor and Aussenfoerde
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  • A visit of the Laboer Memorial is very worthwhile! On the one hand, as a central theme, the very impressive documentation of the naval battles of the two world wars, with many models of various naval vessels, from small units up to the largest battleship. For old and young also a visuals, impressive, inspiring thinking! On the other hand, the view from almost 70 meters height offers a wonderful impression of the landscape to Laboe, view of the Kiel fjord and far in the Baltic Sea also!
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  • The Laboe naval Memorial, located on the eastern shore of the Kiel fjord is one of the main attractions of Kiel with the previous submarine U-995 and the Memorial to the German Navy soldiers in the first and second world wars. It is accessible and offers weather permitting from the observation deck at the top, the 85 metres above sea level is, views across keel and the Danish Wahld, the Bay of Kiel-Probstei. Very good views can be seen after Schwansen, the southern tip of Langelands and the Bungsberg.
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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.