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NS-Ordensburg Vogelsang

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  • Traveler

    Ordensburg Vogelsang is a former educational centre for future National Socialist leaders between 1936 and 1939, and became a military training area after WW II. New headquarter of Eifel National Park in North Rhine-Westphalia, the landmarked and completely preserved estate has been open to visitors since 1 January 2006. It is one of the largest architectural relics of National Socialism. The gross area of the landmarked buildings is 50,000 m².
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordensburg_Vogelsang
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/NS-Ordensburg_Vogelsang

    In Nazi Germany, the NS-Ordensburgen ("National Socialist Order Castles"), also called Schulungsburgen, were schools developed for elite Nazi military echelons. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NS-Ordensburgen
    Each student attended all four institutions in sequence, for specialty training, finishing in Marienburg for training that included live-fire military exercises.

  • Markus

    The NS-Ordensburg Vogelsang served during National Socialism as a training ground for the offspring of the NSDAP and was used until 2005 military. The large facility has now been listed. Since then, more and more parts have been converted into showrooms. There are restaurants and even accommodation.

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  • Kathi

    The NS-Ordensburg Vogelsang was in the third Reich a training center of the Nazi elites. Today it is an impressive monument of German history. A visit is absolutely worthwhile. In any case, one should take a look into the historic cinema hall, where propaganda films were screened at the time. He is in the visitor center.

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  • Alex

    In the middle of the Eifel National Park, this structure towers out of the forest. Here you can experience history and it is really worth a visit.

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  • Rheinschiffer ⚓

    Unfortunately I have only one photo from the old swimming pool, where the elite was trained for the Olympic Games. Very worth seeing the complete system with the information from past times. In the mind's eye you can see the past alive.

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  • MamaOnTour

    A relic from the time of National Socialism.
    Here you can hike history.

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  • Jost

    Very interesting is the castle Vogelsang. Unfortunately, a lot is being rebuilt at the moment and you do not see so much.

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  • 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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  • 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.
    Source: Wikipedia
    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: vogelsang-ip.de

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  • Marv

    Mystic place, if you stroll around so. Really great view over the dams you have. 👍

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  • Hans-Peter

    Intended for the education of the offspring of the NSDAP elite.
    A rewarding look into the past of German history

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  • 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.
    Source: Wikipedia
    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: vogelsang-ip.de

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  • Elevation460 m