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 structure jas record of lost naval ships in other words ghost ships, a memorial to lost youth, lost to war.  more »
  • This is something quite unique. Located about an hours drive from Kiel. Main purpose of the visit was to tour the U Boat nearby - that in itself was a fantastic experience. Thereafter the memorial whi...  more »
  • The memorial is a very striking structure. As you enter the walls are covered in silhouettes of ships lost, and the numbers are very stilling. A lift takes you to a viewing platform, and stairs take y...  more »
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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.