Fort #5 King Fredric-Wilhelm the Third

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Fort #5 King Fredric-Wilhelm the Third

Fort #5 King Fredric-Wilhelm the Third
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SaidahJules
Dubai, United Arab Emirates222 contributions
Great historical place
Aug. 2020 • Friends
I would definitely rate it 5 stars for those who is interested in history and like such kind of places. For me it was interesting to visit and feel the energy of that place, our history. It’s sad and heartbreaking to think about war, but it’s definitely valuable historical place. People should know about this and value. Would recommend to go by car (taxi or ur own).
Written 2 September 2020
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romanshorner
Munich, Germany757 contributions
Interesting place
Jan. 2018 • Friends
It is an interesting place. Especially the exhibitions inside. When I was there, there were several exhibitions, especially with the photos from post war time and the one with old Soviet propaganda posters.
Written 27 December 2018
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Jan R
Yateley, UK834 contributions
Worth a visit
Jul. 2018 • Friends
Built to defend Konigsberg, this fortress of tunnels And bunkers has an interesting history. Partly destroyed by the Red army. Currently displaying a selection of world war 2 propaganda posters
Written 31 July 2018
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Anthony J
12 contributions
Well preserved and in a nice location
May 2017 • Solo
As with all my reviews of this area, I would urge potential visitors to learn some Russian or, at least familiarise yourself with the alphabet. If you dont, not only will you struggle to get anything done but you will miss out on so much.
This Fort is reached by bus numbers 8 and 36 or trolley bus 2, from Leninskiy Prospect Its 20 roubles flat for all bus journeys within the city i.e. cheap enough to get on and off at your leisure. If there are daily travelcards available then I am not aware of them so keep plenty of 10 rouble coins available as handing notes to the conductors (yes they still have them and they are all female), is likely to upset them and you would not want to upset a Russian bus conductor.
As the bus heads out of the city, keep you eyes peeled for the sign for the fort (pictured). It is literally at the city limits so if you are still on the bus when its hits countryside then get off and head back. Its 150 roubles to go into the fort (everything here is 150 or 300 roubles to get in!). The fort is a maze of tunnels with various displays, all in Russian, and a fascinating collection of propaganda posters.
Walking on the "island" that seats the fort, you will find that it is still being vigorously defended by mosquitoes (Summer 2017), and standing still to take a photograph is enough to encourage an attack so be prepared. There are loudspeakers dotted about playing melancholy songs from the war and various armaments lined up along the moat.
This is not the best preserved Fort as that honour belongs to Fort No. 11, which surrendered without a fight in 1945. However, Fort 11 is only reachable by taxi or a lot of walking so if you want to see a fort, this is probably your best bet.
Written 10 June 2017
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sean c
Newbury, UK40 contributions
A relic of interest
Feb. 2016 • Friends
I fine exposition of soviet war-time propoganda posters and other objects from the war period. Dark and dank in places but fascinating to wander through the fort. But waht your step! Uneven paths!!
Written 2 March 2016
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Maria T
Tallinn, Estonia8 contributions
Exciting
Jul. 2014 • Couples
It is definitely worth the drive, because even if you are not interested in the war-related history and artifacts, the place is still exciting, as it is somehow dark and mysterious. It is fun and creepy at the same time and you will have a fascinating 40 minute adventure walking, peeking and even crawling around the fallen fort.
Written 25 August 2014
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SergioneMoscow
Moscow, Russia229 contributions
worth taxi drive
May 2013 • Business
it's out of the city but it worth the travel! give very clear picture of the battle size. with +25C outside it was almost freezing inside with vapour visible when breathing. a bit scary at some points but it only adds emotions!
Written 20 May 2013
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Kate70
London275 contributions
great museum re the war
Mar. 2012 • Solo
long tunnels and very atmospheric.. well worth a visit... take flat shoes tho as quite dark and some scrambling needed.. great to visit...
Written 2 April 2012
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