Sonnwendplatz Nazi-Ordensburg Vogelsang

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Recommended by 45 out of 49 hikers


  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The Torchbearer at Thing-Platz (also called Solstice Square) is a 5 m high, martial-muscular figure of the Aryan "man of the nobility" to be bred according to the Nazi ideology. The inscription on the relief plate read: "You are the torchbearers of the nation. You carry the light of the spirit in the fight for Adolf Hitler ".As Thingplätze or Thingstätten are called open-air theater, built between 1933 and 1936 for the Thingspiele in the context of the "Thing movement" under National Socialism and later also used for political rallies.

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    • November 19, 2017

  • Büchi

    The former NS-Ordensburg Vogelsang is now an international point to remember the importance of human rights and international cooperation.

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    • February 2, 2018

  • Marv

    Mystic place, if you walk around like this. Really great view over the dams you have. 👍

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    • May 22, 2018

  • Karl-Heinz

    Sad chapter of the past

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    • October 4, 2019

  • Yvonne

    Visit in any case during the week or as a walk from the parking Kermeter.

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    • November 4, 2017

  • Jo

    The NS-Ordensburg Vogelsang is a built by the National Socialists in the Eifel above the Urft dam on the mountain Erpenscheid building complex in Schleiden-Gemünd in North Rhine-Westphalia. The facility served, in contrast to the SS Junker School and the Reichsführerschule, the NSDAP between 1936 and 1939 as a training ground for the next generation of the Nazi leadership. The listed building has a gross floor area of ​​more than 50,000 square meters and, after the congress buildings in Nuremberg with almost 100 hectares of built-up area, is considered to be the largest architectural legacy of National Socialism in Germany.After the Second World War, the complex was taken over by British forces, which set up the military training area in the surrounding area on 6354 ha. From 1950 to the end of 2005, the infrastructure was taken over by Belgian military forces, who set up a barracks there under the name "Camp Vogelsang" and used and managed these and the military training area until 2005.
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    In and around the castle Vogelsang there are different independent, but also guided sightseeing opportunities.
    For example, the permanent exhibitions "Determination: Master Man, NS-Ordensburg between Fascination and Crime" and the "Nationalpark Eifel" are highly recommended.
    Further information and opening times at:

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    • January 22, 2018

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Location: Schleiden, Euskirchen, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Elevation490 m

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