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April 1-October 31 II-VII: 10:00-18:00; November 1-March 31 III-VII: 10:00-17:00
Tickets starting at €6 per person

The Ninth Fort of Kaunas Fortress

Kaunas
Museums
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The museum offers an insightful look into the unique wartime architecture of Kaunas Fortress defences. Here, artifacts from World War I, including weapons and gear, echo tales of bygone battles. Guided tours provide an intimate view of the fortress's defensive walls and tunnels.
The Ninth Fort of Kaunas Fortress stands as a reminder of the region's turbulent history. The museum offers an insightful look into the unique wartime architecture of Kaunas Fortress defences. Here, artifacts from World War I, including weapons and gear, echo tales of bygone battles. Guided tours provide an intimate view of the fortress's defensive walls and tunnels. Yet, the museum's chronicle delves deeper than its military past. It sheds light on the harsh realities of the Kaunas Hard Labour Prison, revealing the daily struggles of its inmates. Starkly confronting are the exhibits detailing the oppressive reign of the NKVD and the atrocities committed by the Nazis. The tragic narrative of the Lithuanian Jews, the haunting tales from Kaunas Ghetto, and the heart-wrenching massacres are poignantly portrayed within the fort's original cells, their walls etched with the final words of those who perished. Standing as a solemn tribute to the victims is a towering 32-meter monument, composed of three sculptural groups, masterfully crafted by sculptor Alfonsas Ambraziūnas. For the best experience, look into the museum’s guided tours, educational programs, and multimedia guides, that make sure that history is not forgotten.

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