Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal), Kiel

Categories: Monuments, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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 Memorial offers a magnificent view of Kiel and the Baltic Sea up to Denmark. The exhibition in the Memorial to the German naval history is worth a visit.
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  • I have no relation to the Navy and therefore neither to this Memorial. However, the views from the top observation deck over the entire strip of land is worth a visit. In combination with a visit to the submarine, the ticket is slightly cheaper.
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  • If you are interested in naval history, the Laboe Monument gets five stars; if you aren't, it gets less. The complex consists of four parts. A museum which is primarily builders' scale models of Germa...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Provides a unique insight into the war
  • Awesome place great location. Couple the trip with Laboe.
  • I have been to the memorial several times on vacation. It is worth the trip.First the 85 steps up the tower it also has an elevator. The view is amassing. The memorial under the tower is a maritime remembering to all the sailors that lost their lives at sea. The U995 is not the only boot there.
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