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Raketenversuchsgelände Peenemünde

Raketenversuchsgelände Peenemünde

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  • Gerd

    The tour to Peenemünde is very interesting, especially since there is an excellent bike path between Karlshagen and Peenemünde.

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    • November 2, 2018

  • Et

    Imposing open-air museum and info center

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    • April 18, 2019

  • Wildrocker🌍

    Impressive + terrifying history, beautiful nature in an area that has only been (partially) released to the public again for a few years. The whole northern area up to Karlshagen was first by the Nazis, then by the Russians and later by the NVA.
    In some places you stand in front of locked barriers or gates, but you can still explore a lot by bike. Notice boards and information boards are set up almost everywhere!

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    • August 3, 2017

  • Betty

    The research institutes of Peenemünde were the largest military research center in Europe from 1936 to 1945. Today, there is a lot to see in the (open-air) museum.

    Opening hours:
    April-September: 10.00-18.00
    October-March: 10.00-16.00
    November-March: Mon closed

    museum-peenemuende.de

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    • March 22, 2017

  • MW aus LE

    Very interesting. In the hidden part the original launching ramps are still visible.

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    • April 20, 2017

  • Wildrocker🌍

    Impressive + terrifying history, beautiful nature in an area that has only been (partially) released to the public again for a few years. The whole northern area up to Karlshagen was first by the Nazis, then by the Russians and later by the NVA.
    In some places you stand in front of locked barriers or gates, but you can still explore a lot by bike. Notice boards and information boards are set up almost everywhere!

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    • August 28, 2017

  • Wildrocker🌍

    A "terrible" piece of German war history can be experienced here. In the end there isn't "that much" to see: 1 rocket, 1 train and a rocket ramp and then stop the building with all sorts of information to read. The latter takes a lot of time.

    ATTENTION RIP-OFF !!! The elevator to the viewing platform on the roof of the power plant costs extra again!

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    • August 14, 2017

  • Jonas

    Historisches Technisches Museum Peenemünde, everything to do with rocket development during the Nazi regime.
    Currently there is also an exciting special exhibition about the race to the moon.

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    • July 27, 2019

  • MW aus LE

    The Peenemünde Army Research Center (short: Heeresversuchsanstalt (HVA) Peenemünde) was a development and research center for the Army, a branch of the Wehrmacht, established in Peenemünde in 1936. Under the command of Walter Dornberger, head of the missile department at the Heereswaffenamt, and the technical management of Wernher von Braun, mainly the first functional large rocket, Aggregat 4 (A4, later in Nazi propaganda, "Retaliation weapon V2" called) developed and tested. With its first successful flight on October 3, 1942, the ballistic missile was the first man-made object to penetrate the border area with outer space. In general, Peenemünde is therefore considered to be the “cradle of space travel”. The HVA Peenemünde ("Werk Ost") was supplemented from 1938 by the facilities in Peenemünde-West ("Werk West", later a test center of the Air Force Karlshagen). From June 1943, there was a subcamp on the site. The A4 rocket was produced during the last two years of the Second World War in the Mittelwerk in the Kohnstein tunnels near Lower Saxony with the affiliated Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp. The Historisch-Technische Museum Peenemünde provides information about the events of that time and the history of the place.
    Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heeresversuchsanstalt_Peenem%C3%BCnde

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    • July 26, 2017

  • Thomas

    Interesting museum for rocket and weapons research during National Socialism and World War II.

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    • September 29, 2019

  • Wildrocker🌍

    Impressive + terrifying history, beautiful nature in an area that has only been (partially) released to the public again for a few years. The whole northern area up to Karlshagen was first by the Nazis, then by the Russians and later by the NVA.
    In some places you stand in front of locked barriers or gates, but you can still explore a lot by bike. Notice boards and information boards are set up almost everywhere!

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    • September 4, 2017

  • MW aus LE

    The first station of the monument landscape Peenemünde is the bunker waiting area of ​​the Peenemünde power station. The building was built together with the power plant. With the up to 2-meter thick walls and ceilings made of reinforced concrete, the bunker served the power plant personnel during the war as an air protection device, but also housed the control room of the power plant. From here almost all processes of the power plant were remotely controlled. At the end of 1939, the planning and construction of the power plant at the Peenemünde harbor was begun by the power plant construction department of Siemens-Schuckert AG; until 1943 it was gradually put into service. The Silesian coal-fired power plant was designed for a capacity of 33 megawatts of power, this should be doubled by a second, symmetrically added block. However, this second block was never built. Its construction and design - with the cubic forms and the dark clinker of the facades - is the successor to the large power plant buildings since the 1920s, such as the buildings of Werner Issel. All in all, this objectivity, paired with monumentality, was ultimately shaping the appearance of the military-industrial structures in Peenemünde. The location of the power plant directly on the Peenestrom was deliberately chosen; Following the construction of the port facility, the efficient delivery of coal via a conveyor train was ensured by the previous construction of the port facility, especially by the ships docking in the port. In addition, another aspect made this location particularly attractive, as the cooling water was taken directly from the Peenestrom and the heated water from the power plant could then be returned to the harbor edge. In this way, the port entrance was kept ice-free in winter. The plant was one of the most modern coal-fired power plants in Germany during the construction period. In construction and equipment were many, sometimes still well-known companies involved. In addition to its modernity in form and function, as well as the central importance of the system for the energy supply of Peenemünde facilities, their special role is underlined by the fact that the power plant, the associated conveyor systems and the bunker and the port facilities as a whole complex practically complete have been preserved.
    Source: museum-peenemuende.de/das-museum/die-denkmal-landschaft

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    • July 26, 2017

  • Gerd

    Interesting museum that provides insights into German history. You can read a lot and therefore need time ...

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    • August 30, 2018

  • Christoph

    Sad German story you should have seen. However, here also the basics for the space rocket technology were laid.

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    • October 8, 2018

  • André Zimmermann

    If you want to educate yourself on holiday (which many in the neighborhood do) in German history and are interested in technology you are exactly right. Quite worthwhile👍

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    • October 15, 2018

  • Et

    Imposing open-air museum and information center

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    • April 18, 2019

  • pfeiffer

    I have already recommended it for a long time and made this year and was not disappointed !!!

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    • August 19, 2019

  • ullicux

    Unbelievable what happened there back then. Very interesting exhibition in a historical place. You should have seen it.

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    • September 16, 2019

  • Moni 🌸

    Very moving and interesting

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    • May 29, 2020

  • Maria

    Definitely go to the Historical Technical Museum!

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    • July 19, 2020

  • Marcus K.

    Here you can experience history. So that grass never grows over the matter.

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    • October 22, 2020

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Location: Peenemünde, Usedom, Hither Pomerania Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

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