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Ninth Fort

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Sunday morning visit

Our hotel organised the taxi for us here, tickets are reasonable and a guided tour in English... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Euanmr
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Kelso, United Kingdom
Amazing place!

This fort was built in 1913 and used for various types of occupation over the years, most of them... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
casswife
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed today via mobile

Bus 57 stop names 9th Fort drops you off in the middle of nowhere. You would need to take a 20 minute walk alongside a road with no path, this was incredibly dangerous so we turned back, an absolute disgrace that the public transport authority...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our hotel organised the taxi for us here, tickets are reasonable and a guided tour in English cost an extra euro. As its name suggests this fort was one of nine forming a defensive ring around Kaunas and in particular the junction in the river....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This fort was built in 1913 and used for various types of occupation over the years, most of them horrific. It's a very dramatic building to visit and you can easily imagine the hardships suffered. The mass murder site is very sad and the monument...More

Thank casswife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

why i say a sweeping flavor in the air. because the skulbuter standing in the ninth forte is unrealistic!!!. Far away, it seems frightening and big. and when I come to closer, the basics of what is pictured on the sculpture is strange and beautiful...More

Thank Neringa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must see if you are in Kaunas. It remembers you how important freedom and independence are!

1  Thank Jan Herman M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing sculpture to represent dark times. Big park to walk around and have pick nick nearby. Recommend.

1  Thank LadyIvJur
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A heartbreaking and beautiful park with a horrifying history: It is a part of the Kaunas Fortress, which was constructed in the late 19th century. During the occupation of Kaunas and the rest of Lithuania by the Soviet Union, the fort was used as a...More

2  Thank FroekenPetrell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a museum building, the original 9th fort prison that you can also visit, and giant sculptures as a memorial to the people who died here. Everything is described in Lithuanian and also in English. There is a lot of information about the victims...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How can so many people die at the hands of other ruling countries. The museum allows the visitor to follow the history of the ninth fort in a thoughtful way, the fort itself is chilling, seeing the cells were the prisoners were kept. Then the...More

Thank cathnsteve
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Of the bitten track but certainly worth the effort. Very impressive monument in the middle of a vast green park. Makes you stop to think.

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TravelMom070211
9 September 2018|
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Response from Jan Herman M | Reviewed this property |
Just go there to walk in the spacious park area, to see the monument and the fort from the outside. Keep the words freedom and independence in mind when you are there.
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William B
21 May 2018|
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Response from Jimmyp2525 | Reviewed this property |
They had a english guide on site when we went there.
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alexwright2018
26 February 2018|
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Response from warra69 | Reviewed this property |
There was no cafe when we went last year. Take a couple of snacks and some water with you. You could easily spend anywhere between 3-5 hours there.
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