Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal), Kiel

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Monument
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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  • Top of the Memorial, one has a super view over the cathedral chapter, as well as the Bay of Kiel - of course only when weather permitting. However, the disadvantage is that the elevator does not go top, but many levels using must, to the benefit of the good point of view. You have to be so reasonably well on foot and slightly afraid of heights, to be held not by the free-floating flag to be. Definitely worth a visit. Worth seeing is also the exposition of the warships in the basement.
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  • This is a solemn, tasteful, and informative memorial. It was obviously intended as a fitting tribute to those who gave their lives at sea, not as a tourist draw nor to provide "entertainment". So if y...  more »
  • Here you should take time, especially in the basement where so described some auxiliary cruiser detailed, then a visit to the roof with wonderful views of the Baltic Sea and the U - boot. Then a visit to the village of Heike Memorial for the fallen U - boat driver.
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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.