Ordensburg Vogelsang

Schleiden, Germany

Ordensburg Vogelsang is a former National Socialist estate placed at the former military training area in Eifel National Park. The landmarked and completely preserved estate was used by the National Socialists between 1936 and 1939 as an educational centre for future leaders. Since 1 January 2006 the area has been open to visitors. It is one of the largest architectural relics of National Socialism. The gross area of the landmarked buildings is 50,000 m2.

The three buildings at Eifel have been known as 'NS-Ordensburg' since 1935. The first phase of the project was the construction of the Castle of Vogelsang, which with up to 1,500 workers took only two years. Several much bigger buildings were also planned, such as a huge library to be called the 'House of Knowledge' measuring 100 metres by 300 metres, a 'Kraft durch Freude' hotel with 2000 beds, and the biggest sports facilities in Europe. Construction at the site halted on the outbreak of war.

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Founded: 1935
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Historical period: Nazi Germany (Germany)

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Hugo Rietveld (2 years ago)
Interesting place, both from a historical point of view and from an architectural point of view. It is great to see this place now operating dedicated to tolerance. I went there this time to make some 3D photos. To view depth in my photos, you need one of those cool red-cyan glasses.
Phil *Ol Gil* Sylvester (2 years ago)
Very interesting museum to better understand the history around the complex. Highly recommend if you have a couple hours - great views as well.
Keven Grover (2 years ago)
Very large area but history not of interest.
Paolo Scura (2 years ago)
Interesting museum, unfortunately do to the Covid-19 epidemic I couldn't access any of the translation and text was only in German
June Gbàdàmọ́sí (2 years ago)
It's souvenirs had historical heritage and motivates you towards what you can see in nature and the wild.
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