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We heard the other side of the WW2 story from Jan, our economics undergraduate from Kiel university. It's a curious town, flattened by Allied bombing, so now wearing ugly (his word) brutallist architecture. Nevertheless, this monolith shows how ordinary citizens sheltered from the fire and...More
The museum is housed in a former anti-aircraft bunker. The amazing two meter thick concrete walls give an idea and impression of wartime military construction. The exhibits are interesting and spread in various rooms up and down the stairs. There is a mix of historic...More
Our tour guide pointed this structure out to us. He explained it had been built somewhere between 1943 and 1944. It was built to protect people during the bombings of World War II. The structure could hold about 750 people. Its ceiling was 13 feet...More
Interesting and rewarding to anyone interested in history and society. A special atmonspere. For example has the building a four-meter thick ceiling.
Three floors with different exhibitions. All texts are in german but the exhibitions also contains many interesting photos and other objects.
Visited today 11/8/2016 and I had a short introduction by the volunteer, this place as said is an original bunker II WW , well kept in every sense, in someway restored and opened few years ago, because forgotten or they did not want to show,...More
Kiel was almost obliterated during WW2 and this bunker was one of the few buildings left standing - when you look at the structure you'll understand why! The guy at reception was very friendly in explaining the various exhibits. Unfortunately the majority of displays are...More
It's always interested me how bunkers looked on the inside, and so it was very interesting to see this! It is well maintained and glass windows have been put in where holes were made by British bombs post the war, and you can go on...More
Kiel has been a naval harbour for years. Hitler's Kriegsmarine
had an important command centre here. This bunker survived the extremly heavy bombing by the Allied air forces. Seeing the thickness of the walls explains why !!