Fort #5 King Fredric-Wilhelm the Third, Kaliningrad
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Walk under the vaults of Fort #5 King Fredric-Wilhelm the Third and see cells, trenches, shelters, and artillery positions for machine guns and mine throwers. The massive hexagon, surrounded by a water moat and a stone wall, was built after the Franco-Prussian War in the 1870s. Explore the weapons collection and an exhibit of rare photographs from the 1945 Battle of Königsberg. Next to the fort, visit the memorial to the Red Army soldiers who captured Königsberg. Plan to visit Fort #5 King Fredric-Wilhelm the Third during your Kaliningrad vacation using our convenient Kaliningrad vacation builder.
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  • This is the place to visit. This city is not considered criminal. Hitler said that Berlin has a mouth but never Keneksberg. Our troops took him for 4 days. This place is a living witness to the courage and heroism of our soldiers
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  • On the way from the airport to the hotel, our guide Olga, poga Youth Center, us, brought in to look at this sight. Struck by the magnitude of construction, technical reasoning and architectural-artistic solution built buildings, seemingly, for use only in specifically military purposes.
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  • If you don't have a goal to visit every Fort in Kaliningrad, then boldly go into Fort No. 5. It is the most well-preserved of all forts. The entrance fee is 150 USD. per person. It's worth it, so much so that the construction must be maintained in a clean and tidy, as well as saved from destruction by vandals and black kopatelej. They say that not all German caches were found. And the lower floors of the Fort at all flooded with water and there's still no one managed to visit. It is better to visit the Fort with a guide, so interesting. After visiting the Fort remains very strong impression, proud of our ancestors and the bitterness of losses during the war. Passing through the corridors of the Fort and listening to a guide, and imagine how 20 on there more boys chased 4:00 pm Fort 120 Germans. How cruel at that time there was a war. How much pain and horror have absorbed these walls. Lucky for us, he told competently. In one of the rooms we were shown how to melt brick after the destruction by the Germans some secret substance or weapon. So far no one has found out what then there Germans had destroyed such that gave such a temperature at which melt bricks. On some walls and vozduhovodnyh pipes above, preserved markings from bullets. The Fort was built in the end of 19-th century in the year 1878 and was a ring of fortifications Keninsberga. Impression with any engineering thought then came to the construction of buildings. Fort stood until our days in excellent condition despite the fact that it bombed and after a long time he was zakinut and no one cared for it. Now the building is ennobled, inside there is a museum. Part of the premises is hidden from view.
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