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Ninth Fort

Kaunas LT-47435, Lithuania
+370 37 377750
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the beauty of the site belies the horror

Visited this because my wife and I had driven to Kaunas but until then I did not know it existed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kind of history you should know

First of all, I want to thank to helpful, understanding people who work in this museum. It is nice... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kristina K
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Kaunas LT-47435, Lithuania
+370 37 377750
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this because my wife and I had driven to Kaunas but until then I did not know it existed. It is another of the twentieth century sites of unimaginable horror. Excellent depiction of the tortured faces of the inmates in paintings in the Museum...More

1  Thank warra69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, I want to thank to helpful, understanding people who work in this museum. It is nice to know that these people try to help you and do it even they don't have to. Speaking about this place, it reminds me of Auschwitz....More

1  Thank Kristina K
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

Big place to visit. Near Kauņas city. 10-15 minutes ride by car from old city. Best to visit in summer.

1  Thank Henry F
Reviewed November 14, 2017

As a Lithuanian I always wanted to visit this place. Was afraid of the emotions, but finally did that. It has tones of history inside it and honestly, every page that I red, every picture that I saw there gave me shivers. It is not...More

1  Thank Eglė M
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Impressive fortress with many thousands of metres of tunnels, used as a concentration camp in the Second World War. Many Jewish people were shot here as well as French. There is an extremely impressive sculpture built as a commemoration to all those who died at...More

1  Thank Teubs
Reviewed October 13, 2017

There is a lot here. Be ready to spend a lot of time here if you want to see everything. I went on a tour and it took a long time (I forgot to check the time but I think it was around two hours),...More

1  Thank AMD907
Reviewed October 1, 2017

Our guide (Olga) was very knowledgeable and gave us a great insight into how this fort came into being and it was used for many purposes (prison etc).

Thank smithythemackem
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Pretty spectacular place, but the exhibitions were centered too much on single person's histories instead of the overall view of the story and its facts. It was pretty much room after room after room with another 20 people and a few sentences of their lives....More

Thank itchyfeetdk
Reviewed September 23, 2017

I found this a very moving experience, a monument dedicated to all who were massacred by Occupation forces, What is shocking is how recently some of this occurred, Lithuania has suffered throughout history, but the atrocities committed by Nazis and KGB are so recent they...More

Thank june102015
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

This place is so special for it's history. And the fort - huge, impressive and amazing! But I must say that Trip Advisor leads travellers to the wrong side, not the parking by the fort.

Thank Liene L
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December 24, 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
Monika V
January 26, 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
September 2, 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