Ordensburg Vogelsang is a former Nazi estate placed at the former military training area in Eifel National Park in North Rhine-Westphalia. 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.To visit Vogelsang and get the most from your holiday in Schleiden, create itinerary details personal to you using our Schleiden vacation planner.
This is not only a museum about history during the Reich but also how apologetic historians deal with it. No opinion is given about the type of education and the students are portrayed as innocent... more »
The visit of the site and the exhibition gives a deep insight into the dark side of German history. However, you should inquire in advance when guided tours are offered. Even if this destination is... more »
Informative museum exhibit on the origins of the place, the national socialists and the Ordensburg movement ... it needs several hours to view it sufficiently. There Is also a Red Cross museum on the grounds. Being in a national park there is access to numerous hiking trails that are pleasant experiences.
Attracted by the good reviews we decided to make a detour and stop at this place. It costs 4 euro per car to get in and another 9.50 euro something per person if you want to visit the exhibition. We didn't go for the latter. The place is a bit confusing. We had really no idea where to go. Very few signs and if there are signs they point to names which we didn't know what they were. For us the experience was not worth even the 4 euro. It's just a bunch of buildings of which 99% are locked up. I can imagine however that if you're totally into history, you read up about this place before you went here or as I've seen people write about having served here, it could have some value in visiting it. For us it didn't. For kids there's nothing to do. The best thing was the view over the water from above, but there are better places in the region which won't cost you the 4 euro.
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