"Peenemünde" Peenemünde by pieter_jan_v

Peenemünde Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 61 photos

Where rockets were developed
History

Peenemünde is known as research site for the V2-rockets that were developped by the Nazi regime as a kind of miracle weapon. Werner von Braun was the leading technical director and after the war his war record was cleared, so he could work on the US Apollo project. Most of buildings and the launch sites were destroyed at the end of the war. Peenemünde's Power Works (necessary to power the Oxigen factory) survived and is now transformed into an interesting museum. Not only rockets are on display; also planes and a ship of the former East German Navy can be visited.

The museum

Behind the entrance gate the first thing you see in the museum garden is a V2-rocket.

More museum in my Peenemünde travelogues.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Good piece of history
  • Cons:It brings back the pain of WW2
  • In a nutshell:Rockets
  • Last visit to Peenemünde: Jul 2002
  • Intro Updated Mar 4, 2011
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  • TheLongTone's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2010 at 5:40 AM

    Definitely the right Leigh, I checked using the 'see map' thingy:-). Add plane-freak to my previous list!

  • alancollins's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2007 at 2:20 AM

    Great photos. Hopefully I will adding some photos and tips of my own, in few weeks time.

  • Oct 13, 2006 at 8:54 AM

    Oh so many interesting little Germany pages I've never seen before! Excellent! Thanks PJ - have a nice weekend! :))

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2005 at 9:07 AM

    Pieter, great little page... this German gem might be on the list for my next trip by train to Usedom. Keep up the good work :o)

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2003 at 3:32 PM

    great infos and pics ! I heared of this place before, but had no idea about a museum beeing there ! Tnkx !!!

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Nov 8, 2002 at 1:59 AM

    Very educative. Never heard of this place. Do you have address details and maybe website of this museum (add to tips?)

  • dinhyen's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2002 at 8:03 AM

    I read about Peenemunde in WWII but this is the first I've seen pictures of it. Great pages!

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