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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  • August 18, 2017
    This form of hero worship isn't for me. All of the civilians killed by the Navy look at me.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Within the framework of our holiday on the Baltic Sea, we have visited the Navy Memorial and the submarine. It was a great experience for us and our 11 year old daughter and dinner at the Harbor was the crowning glory of a beautiful day.
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  • August 14, 2017
    I was about 3 years ago with the Combi-ticket on the tower as well as the submarine, unfortunately both are fast, but the prospect is good and it's always interesting to go through the submarine.
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  • Serene place. Better to take cash, they would not take credit cards for the ticket and for EC card the bill needs to be above 10 EUR so I had to buy some knickknack from the souvenir shop
  • The great place to visit. Atmosphere of solemnity. Perfect location and excellent view from the top.
  • Very interesting place to visit. If you are into 2nd WW and Navy as well, you will not be disappointed. The atmosphere of the whole place is breathtaking
  • This is a famous war memorial and you have the most amazing views from here.
  • Marine-Ehrenmal, Laboe's naval memorial honors the sacrifice of all sailors in both world wars, although the facility 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.

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