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Ninth Fort

Kaunas LT-47435, Lithuania
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A must see if you like history

Until visiting Lithuania, we knew little of its history. Ninth Fort is an incredible place to... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
KarenQWI
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
A must visit for anyone visiting Kaunas

We unfortunately visited the fort on a Monday and the Museum wasn't open. But we were able to... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
sarahjed67
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Nailsworth, United Kingdom
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Kaunas LT-47435, Lithuania
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Until visiting Lithuania, we knew little of its history. Ninth Fort is an incredible place to visit to learn of the horrors the citizens have endured. Having only two hours to spend there didn’t really give us enough time to look at all of the...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We unfortunately visited the fort on a Monday and the Museum wasn't open. But we were able to wander all around the grounds and saw several underground cells, moats, gas chamber vents, memorials to the 50000 dead and a huge sculpture. We are so pleased...More

1  Thank sarahjed67
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We went in the middle of winter, this was a bad idea. It was -16° outside, so inside it was only colder, even the guide offered to cut the tour short because it was so cold and there isnt any heating. It was very interesting...More

Thank 511femkeg
Reviewed 8 August 2017

One of 9 City defence forts this one is the most notorious as it became the Kaunas City Prison and was later used by the Nazi's occupying Lithuania as a transport hub for those being deported to "work" camps throughout Germany and the Occupied territories...More

1  Thank JednSasha
Reviewed 4 August 2017

The ninth fortress is a haunting place to visit, although we have seen a number of concentration camps or prisons previously. There is a unique exhibition in each and every cell. For us, the most memorable one is the story of the brave Japanese diplomat,...More

Thank Majje76
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The ninth fort gives a great overlook to very dark side of Baltic history, the slaughter of jewish people. The round begins in a museum which has good variety of photos, documents and items of the era. Next up the forth was not that special,...More

1  Thank Sami V
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The Ninth for the speaks volumes about the collaboration by the indigenous population with the Nazis during WWII. Shame. shame

Thank JKDCWashington_DC
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A historic and emotional stop to make when looking to learn more about the military and prisoner of war experience. The Old Fort has been transformed into a museum utilizing old cells for each exhibit. Very important segment about the Righteous Among the Nations for...More

Thank ahmeyer2016
Reviewed 4 July 2017

You must visit and pay respect to this Fort and the thousands of victims who were murdered here. There is a moving set of statues. Never forget the lessons of history.

Thank Elizabeththecritic
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Exhibit fairly easy to follow in English. Very standard way of presenting. Not much of a surprise. Might not be so straight forward by bus. As suggested by above, try to do a screen grab of surrounding.

Thank traveller8899
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RICHIEGIBBOY
23 December 2016|
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Response from twotterdhc6 | Reviewed this property |
I took bus #23 from the train station. There is no bus stopping at the museum itself. The closest stop is "9-ojo forto muziejus". You will then have to find a walking path that crosses under the divided expressway to get to... More
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Monika V
25 January 2016|
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Response from Jovyde J | Reviewed this property |
They don't work on Tuesdays, sometimes on Mondays, too. They are open from 10 am. If you want to visit dungeons, you will have to get a guide. Therefore, I offer to call them in advance. It can take from an hour up to two... More
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PeterDane
2 September 2015|
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Response from Inga P | Reviewed this property |
Opening hours of the IXth fort: Monday, Wednesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission fee : 2,30 € adult. Most things are labelled in English and guided tours can also be booked in English. I suggest you to book guided tour... More
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