Gedenkstaette Seelower Hoehen

Gedenkstaette Seelower Hoehen

Gedenkstaette Seelower Hoehen
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NGB_May2007
Cambridgeshire, UK178 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
My friend and I traveled to Seelow for the specific purpose of visiting the Soviet war memorial and the museum co-located there. It was a Tuesday, and after the best part of two and a half hours travelling (requiring a train from Berlin-Ostbahnhof and then changing at Frankfurt am Oder) we arrived to find that the museum didn't open on Mondays and Tuesdays - no mention of this on the web-site we checked out prior to our visit. As my friend said though, judging by the size of the building (about the size of a large gymnasium) I doubt we missed much. Despite this it was possible to visit the memorial and the graves there and to stand on the vantage point that looked out over the lower ground running down towards the Oder.

We also walked the mile and a bit into the town of Seelow and found the Tourist Information office just off of the market square. The gentleman manning it didn't speak English but my limited German was sufficient to get the location of the town's cemetery which is around another half a mile or so walk at the Western outskirt of the town. This is where a great many of the German war-dead who fell in the area are buried in long lines, many of whom are simply recognised as "Unbekannt" (Unknown). Also worth a visit if you're travelling to Seelow to visit the Soviet war memorial.

Note - if you're travelling from Berlin, the connecting trains from Seelow(Markt) to Frankfurt am Oder only run every two hours, and the Seelow Bahnhof is located over a mile outside of the town. There is nothing at the Bahnhof (not even toilets) as it comprises just a single platform with a display board and covered bench - check out the timetable online so you don't have to spend any time waiting here (as we did - over an hour).
Written 17 November 2019
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FOL-1003
Berlin, Germany1,668 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
... West of Oder River from 31.1.1945 - 16 April.
what a dismal time was it.

Best are the live witness audio and videos from ordinary people who lived in the area and were overrun by Russian troops
Written 6 July 2019
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Easter E
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
It is worth visiting this museum when you are in the Seelow area or if you are interested and in Berlin. The staff is exceptionally friendly and passionate and the information, especially the cinema with physical map with lighting effects, very informative.
Written 17 October 2018
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Pathfinder112642
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
More Russian propaganda, horrible place, do not waste your money, i would suggest that you visit the German war graves instead. Buy the map for 6 Euro and you have a good idea where they are.
Written 28 September 2018
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robbly
London371 contributions
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Jun 2018 • Solo
I visited this museum whilst I was on a driving tour of Germany and was interested in seeing Seelow Heights what with its significance to the second world war.

The man who was in charge of the museum was very friendly and helpful in pointing out various sights on the battlefields, unfortunately the time of year when I visited much of it was covered by plants and foliage.
I was the only person in the museum to start with and the curator asked if I would like to see a film about the battle of Seelow in English which was very informative.
There are not many exhibits in the museum which I found quite disappointing but there are a few Russian guns/tank outside as well as a memorial to the fallen Russian soldiers of that battle, it didn't take long to take all that in. The museum is easy to find and if your in that area it is worth a look.
Written 29 July 2018
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Me_n_my_rucksack
Yorkshire, UK6,213 contributions
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May 2016 • Couples
Always had a bit of a fascination with the Eastern Front in WW2 and so have always fancied getting to this museum. Not well signposte from the middle of town some research is advised rather than just head for Seelow and follow the signs - there werent any. Lots of car parking space though.

The Museum is a small undertaking - just one large room really, with a small display of Soviet Weaponry outside and a small Soviet Cemetery / memorial next to it. Apparently begun during Soviet times the Museum was rennovated to provide a factual balanced vieew at the end of the cold war, replacing the Soviet propoganda view of history.

Most of the displays of weaponry, uniforms and the like have English information which is excellent.

We arrived and tried to pay but the chap didnt speak English,so he ran off to get a chap who spoke some English who explained that small Cinema which shows a film on the battle was in use - but he took us to an adjacent building (3 story block next to the car park) and put on an English version for us ! Afterwards the chap who spoke a little English went out of his way to explain stuff and he was incredibly passionate about the subject which was great ! (The room also had lots of exhibits so bit of a bonus), Really impressed with that level of service !

Above the museum is a small Soviet Cemetery and a large memorial (Usual triumphant Soviet Soldier style). The area also affords an excellent view of the area the battle took place on - the flat land between Seelow and the river. There are very usefull information signs and maps showing what happened where.

All in all a super little museum - great staff and a lot of information in English.
Written 14 May 2016
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Yogi MD
Sawyer, MI143 contributions
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Mar 2016
If you are a true history aficionado, especially when it concerns World War II, then this museum is for you. This museum commemorates the battle between the German and Russian soldiers before the final battle in Berlin that ended the war. It is very interesting as it also describes the post-war struggles amongst the Germans and Russians and how the victory was originally portrayed and later altered to be more historically accurate and objective.
Written 30 March 2016
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Karl K
Stockholm, Sweden562 contributions
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Oct 2015 • Family
Small museum (just one room) with information about the battle of Berlin that started here. There was also a small cinema room where we could watch an interesting film about the last months of the WW2. Amazing that You still could buy museum-postcards from the DDR era (marked with DDR-Mark 0.20) that had the text "Liberation of the the Seelow" at the front of the cards. That's how they looked at things in those days.
Written 1 November 2015
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IWNoordergraaf
Groningen, The Netherlands486 contributions
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Aug 2015 • Solo
On the museum yard, military equipment of the Russian Red Army dating from ca 1945 is exhited. There also is a (too) huge monument of a Red Army soldier and a cementary.
Inside the museum you get a good overview of the battle of the Seelow Heights where the German Armies of general Heinrici fougth off the attacking Red Army for several days. In the end, the superiority in men and equipment overwhelmed the defences. It was the first stage of the last act in which the notorious Hitler regime was whiped out and Germany started to be a divided nation till 1989. SInce then, the museum has been mordernized past DDR-propaganda and at the present days it gives a more neutral view of the Battle.
Written 25 October 2015
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Jan O
Hengelo, The Netherlands104 contributions
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Oct 2015 • Couples
Outside is some old DDR/Russian equipment shown, inside the small museum is a good overview of the battle shown.
The movie is a must do, it gives an excellent overview over the last major battle of WWII in Europe.
Going outside one enters the old Russian exhibition and cemetery.
The view on top of the hill over the former Seelow battlefield is somewhat blocked by trees but still fabulous.
Written 10 October 2015
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