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Ninth Fort, Kaunas
(4.6/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Originally constructed as part of the Kaunas Fortress, Ninth Fort now serves as a museum dedicated to the atrocities committed here during the Soviet and Nazi occupations, and to its past role as an important stronghold. The building of the fort began in 1902 and was not completed until the night before the outbreak of World War I. Throughout the Soviet period of 1940 to 1941, the fort was used to house political prisoners before shipping them off to Siberia. During the Holocaust, it served as a place of mass murder, with over 30,000 Jews and 10,000 foreigners being executed here, in what came to be known as the Kaunas Massacre. Visit the memorial located on the grounds and pay your respects to the victims who died here. Learn more about the events that took place in the fort through the museum exhibits, displaying artifacts and historical records. To visit Ninth Fort and get the most from your holiday in Kaunas, create itinerary details personal to you using our Kaunas trip generator.
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  • Interesting place for history lovers, a terrible view of holokaust. You can see a 9-th fort of Kaunas defence castle too. Many walking and sightseeing. 
  • It really is a terribly sad place, but surely not to miss as it is a monument for horrific time in history of Kaunas and Lithuania. I doubt we can perceive the scale of atrocities that happened in thi...  more »
  • It's probably the best place to film historical movies. But not to go inside if you have claustrophobia 
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  • Very beautiful place, peaceful and relaxing tours available! Not expensive as well.! Definitely will going back with more friends from Latvia Germany Estonia and Ukraine! Good bless u all.!
  • amazing!!! best to visit on a warm day and definitely pay that little extra for a guide for more of a better experience!!!!
  • A lot of important history here everyone should go check out in there life time.sad but breaktaking.the satue is beautiful.
  • A gorgeous view of architecture and a quieter side of Kaunas. Definitely climbable, yet not in dress shoes! It was such a bummer. The area is open to the public, and there is a museum as well.
  • I would give an extra star if i could. Really great place! Though hire a guide is a must and you get access to additional underground tunnels.