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ehemalige NS-Ordensburg Vogelsang

Vogelsang 70 | Vogelsang Internationaler Platz, 53937 Schleiden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 2444 915790
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An historical awakening

This camp for future leaders provides a look back to Germany in the early 1930s. The exhibition... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
waiake1
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
What a piece of history and a challenge to walk around

We visited this location on a chilly day (just as well as it is very hilly and a challenge to walk... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2018
daxc
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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The former National Socialist “Ordensburg” in the middle of the Eifel National Park Centre is with 100 hectare one of the largest constructions of National Socialism. The stated purpose was to train young men to become leading officials in the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. Many of them were involved in the German crimes in eastern Europe. Through its military use as “Camp Vogelsang” after World War II, the site also reflects the evolution from the “Cold War” to the Europe of today. A new site has been developing here since 2006: Vogelsang IP as an “International Place” for tolerance, diversity and peaceful coexistence. Since September 2016 there are two new central exhibitions: in the west wing, the permanent National Socialist documentation “Destiny: Master Race. National Socialist Ordensburg between fascination and crime”; in the east wing, the adventure exhibition “Wilderness Dreams” of the Eifel National Park Centre.
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Vogelsang 70 | Vogelsang Internationaler Platz, 53937 Schleiden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This camp for future leaders provides a look back to Germany in the early 1930s. The exhibition portrays the plans for the future leadership of Germany at that time. The scale of the camp is enormous and a walk around shows how many students were...More

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Mira H, Presse und Kommunikation at ehemalige NS-Ordensburg Vogelsang, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you a lot for your recommendation! We have multimedia-guides for English, French and Dutch. Best regard from the international place Vogelsang!

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We visited this location on a chilly day (just as well as it is very hilly and a challenge to walk around at times). The history is one of mixed emotions. Hitler had his military trained here and the remnants of it are still there...More

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Mira H, Presse und Kommunikation at ehemalige NS-Ordensburg Vogelsang, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear dacx, thank you very much for your honest and detailed feedback. Hope to welcome you again. Maybe then with a visit of our exhibition? There you get more informations about the history (in several languages). Best greetings, Mira H.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

If you like 20th Century history, this is a must visit. Former boot camp for nazi leaders, it’s amazingly documented. Great green areas surrounding, you can even charge your electrical bicycle in one of the stations. For families there’s the National Park center, were kids...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

I personally feel that it is best to ignore the reviews / comments on here from Americans about only visiting the cafeteria ... as the Burg Vogelsang is one of the largest buildings of its time, with great views across the landscape The history contained...More

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Mira H, other at ehemalige NS-Ordensburg Vogelsang, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank a lot for your feedback! Great to read, that you had a good time here at the international place. Would love to welcome you again!

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

They were totally mad! this site is so worth visiting. A hidden school/barrack to National Socialism only opened in 2015. This place needs to be seen to be believed.

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Mira H, other at ehemalige NS-Ordensburg Vogelsang, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for your review!

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

While visiting family, popped down to Ordensburg Vogelsang as near by, a couple of friends had been here as serving members of the British army, an interesting place well worth a visit and at €8 each well priced, you also get an electronic translation device...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Nice reuse of a former institution. Nice set up. You can climb the tower for 6 euro's at the hour mark. Very nice views.

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

visited with some friends, and it was a really nice place. well maintain. there is also and small cafe inside with super stunning view. the are was pretty big. we really recommend this place if you are around.

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

The exhibition in the Vogelsang is in a newly opened modern space, It's €8 per adult and it well worth it it as it really gives a clear understanding of what the Nazi's tried to do in Vogelsang, the exhibits are explained in multiple languages...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Nothing wrong with any of the food, but it was more toward the ordinary than most of the places we dined during our trip. Don't think of this as a bad review, it just isn't as good as some I've posted. If you're visiting Vogelsang...More

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