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Der „Koloss" von Prora

Der „Koloss" von Prora

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  • Der Heidjer Radler

    During the period of National Socialism, the state operated a comprehensive, ideological and propagandistic social policy. The organization "Kraft durch Freude" was designed to raise the standard of living of the population through projects such as the KdF car and inexpensive holidays. In Prora was planned a holiday resort for 20,000 holiday guests and already largely developed. Today we renovated the "HUGE" terrain (4,5km length).
    Hostel, hotels, and apartment apartments can be found here.

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    • August 28, 2015

  • jürgen

    The "Colossus of Prora", a 4.5 km long complex of five-storey concrete buildings, was built by the Nazis as a Kraft-von-Freude-Seebad (KdF). In ten thousand 2-bed rooms with sea view 20,000 vacationers and 2,000 employees should find accommodation here.
    Laying of the foundation stone was on 2 May 1936 and in a record-breaking time of only 17 months, the shell was completed. At the outbreak of the war, the construction work was stopped. In the carcass 8 bed houses and a part of the quay were finished. The whole thing was not completed and never used as a seaside resort.
    In the 1950s, military use began as barracks and military schools, while in the southern section the NVA recreation center "W. Ulbricht" was built. In 1990, the site was taken over by the German Armed Forces, which completely abandoned Prora in 1992. Large parts remained empty and left to vandalism. Today there are numerous museums and exhibitions in the buildings.
    Source ruegen.de/erlebnisse/top-highlights/kdf-bad-prora.html

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    • August 5, 2016

  • MW aus LE

    And the Russians were doing explosive exercises, but had not worked.

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    • May 8, 2017

  • Torsten

    That's how it was back then

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    • April 5, 2019

  • Michael Stockhecker

    The conversion is in full swing

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    • May 27, 2020

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