Museums about WW2 in Germany

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Museums about WW2 in Germany

Post by Univermag » 03 Apr 2003 21:52

I intend to visit Germany maybe this year (maybe next) and I'd like to go WW2-related places (museums, memorials, etc.)

I went to Berlin in 2000 and besides the soviet soldier monument I saw little more about the war. I also went to the Eagle's nest but it was destroyed after the war (the views from up there are awesome, though).

I know there is a Museum at Regensburg about WW2, and that Concentration Camps are also museums now. And I was told some time ago that there is a museum about naval warfare in WW2 in Kiel, but besides these, I havent found info on museums about WW2 in Germany.

I know that asking for something like the Imperial War museum in London is too much, but there must be something else.

Any suggestion would be appreciated

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Post by Erik E » 03 Apr 2003 22:40

Hallo!

If you are in the area of Koblenz, you have to visit the museum called WTS
(Wehrtechnische studiensammlung) They have 4 floors packed with most of the interesting German ww2 stuff.

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Post by Univermag » 04 Apr 2003 02:09

Tank you Erik!!

I think I will be able to make it to Koblenz :)

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Post by Univermag » 04 Apr 2003 14:51

Thanks Markus. Great link too.

Others might also like to go to Sinsheim Museum, near Stuttgart and Heidelberg. In a site in spanish I read it has plenty of WW2 armoured vehicles as well as other technic stuff (Tu-144).

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Post by Univermag » 04 Apr 2003 14:55

ooops... your link already has a link to the Technik Museum I was writing about: http://www.technik-museum.de/

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Post by karltrowitz » 06 Apr 2003 06:57

If you are going anywhere near a place called bad Oeynhausen,west of Hannover,go to the automuseum there.It is probably one of the best museums i've been to.It's exhibits include....a StuG III assault gun recovered from the Leningrad area in the 90's,parts of a PzIII,Panther,Jagdpanzer IV and SdKfz 251.Various battlefield relics, remains of a crashed JU88 and a P-47,a u-boat engine and the turret of a Pz III command tank.Completely restored vehicles include a Kubelwagen, Schwimmwagen, Kettenkrad, SdKfz 251 halftrack and an SdKfz 9 armoured recovery vehicle as well as anti aircraft guns and other items.The most impressive for me was the Kaisers limousine from 1913.It also has aircraft and tanks from the Warsaw Pact and a large collection of other technical exhibits.Superb! :D

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Post by varjag » 07 Apr 2003 11:49

The German Navy Memorial - or whatever it is called is well outside Kiel in a small town called Laboe, on the coast of the Baltic. Prime exhibit in -96 when I was there was a Type VIIC U-boat that was bought from Norway 'by German interests' - unfortunately stranded in makeshift conditions on the beach - for inspection. Apart from numerous flags and memo plaques they had a propeller from the PRINZ EUGEN, salvaged from the Kwajalein Lagoon by some intrepid Germans. The whole thing embraces both WW's and is pretty low-key so as not to antagonize 'the progressives' in German politics.

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Post by Univermag » 07 Apr 2003 13:23

Wow!

Thanks for the info too :) !

I guess I'll have to pick just two museums (I'm going with my wife)

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Post by varjag » 08 Apr 2003 11:46

Univermag wrote:Wow!

Thanks for the info too :) !

I guess I'll have to pick just two museums (I'm going with my wife)
No Univermag - wrong tactic! Deposit your spouse in the Ka De We supermarket in Berlin with a Limited Credit Card - but tell her -it's Unlimited - then take your X - days in the museums - an rejoin when U have had your fill. 'The music' will be terrible - but - it will be worth it!!

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Post by Gen. Erwin Rommel » 08 Apr 2003 12:13

Well this one is not in Germany, but it is a very good one, try Imperial War Museum in London

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Re: Museums about WW2 in Germany

Post by timoa » 08 Apr 2003 12:53

Univermag wrote:I intend to visit Germany maybe this year (maybe next) and I'd like to go WW2-related places (museums, memorials, etc.)

Any suggestion would be appreciated


Hey,

Here are some pictures I have taken of few places that I have visited relating to war or links to sites I wanted to visit when I lived in Germany. Sorry, not all pics are related to war, but hey, you have to have some fun with "normal things" also :)

There are also something from Holland and France.

timo

Some places of interest that I wanted to visit:
http://www.angelfire.com/darkside/timo2 ... erest.html

Germany:
Bavaria, Nürnberg, Dachau KZ:
http://timoa_1.tripod.com/bavaria/bavaria.htm

Sachsenhausen KZ:
http://www.angelfire.com/darkside/timo/ ... index.html

Berlin, Checkpoint Charlie etc:
http://www.angelfire.com/darkside/timo2 ... age_01.htm

Möhnedamm
http://www.angelfire.com/darkside/timo/ ... age_01.htm

France, Normandy:
http://www.angelfire.com/apes/timo5/france/france.htm

Holland:
http://www.angelfire.com/darkside/timo/ ... age_01.htm

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Post by The Desert Fox » 08 Apr 2003 13:03

Nice Photo's Eric.

Sure would be nice to visit that museum if I won the lottery and could afford a holiday in Europe.

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Post by Univermag » 08 Apr 2003 13:30

Thanks for the links (and the advice :) )

Rommel: I already went to the Imperial War Museum, but I think it should be remarked as an excellent Museum to visit while in Europe. It definately worth a visit.

Timo, the second link doesn't work (at least for me)... btw nice pics (I also went to Normandy in 2001)

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Post by timoa » 09 Apr 2003 07:20

Univermag wrote: Timo, the second link doesn't work (at least for me)... btw nice pics (I also went to Normandy in 2001)
yep, I've noticed that also some of my friends have problems with underscores ( _ ) in address :(

should get my own web space anyway instead of these free 15mb pages..
btw nice pics
thanks 8)

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