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Mittelbau Dora - Mittelwerk Dora

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Image: the new built adit is the entrance to the subterranean factory.
Location: A7 exit Hann. Münden/Werratal, F80 east 85km to Nordhausen or A7 exit Seesen(Harz), B243 66km tp Nordhausen. In Nordhausen F4 turn north towards Blankenburg, at the city limits turn left, follow signs to Mahn- und Gedenkstätte Mittelbau Dora.
Open: OCT-MAR daily 10-16, APR-SEP daily 10-18. Tours: Tue-Fri 11+14, Sat, Sun, Hol 11, 13, 15.
Fee: free
Classification: artificial tunnels in anhydrite
Light: electric
Dimension: Fl=120.000m², L=20,000m, H=30m.
Guided tours: L=710m.
Bibliography: M. Bornemann (1994): Geheimprojekt Mittelbau, Bernhardt & Gräfe Verlag, Bonn (Deutsch - German)
R. Eisfeld (2000): Mondsüchtig: Wernher von Braun und die Geburt der Raumfahrt aus dem Geist der Barbarei, Rowohlt, Reinbek (Deutsch - German)
Address: KZ-Gedenkstätte Mittelbau-Dora, Kohnsteinweg 20, 99734 Nordhausen, Tel: +49-3631-4958-0, Anmeldung 03631-4958-20, Fax: +49-3631-4958-13, E-mail: contact
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:53:29 $


Image: the original entrance B from inside. It was blasted by the Russian army. In the foreground the remains of a V2 rocket motor.
1943alliied air raid on Peenemünde. The V-weapon production Peenemünder Waffenwerk moves into the Kohnstein.
28-AUG-1943start of the tunnel contruction with the first 107 prisoners.
DEC-1943first three rockets buitl.
AUG-1944V1 production in the Kohnstein starts.
11-APR-1945liberation, first time american soldiers in the factory.
JUN-1945100 complete "A4" rockets, valuable documents and rocket parts removed by the american soldiers.
1948entrances of the factory blown by soviet troops.
06-APR-1966inauguration of the first exhibition in the former crematorium.
APR-1973new exhibition in four rooms.
1990/91fisrt exploration of the subterranen facilities.
11-APR-199550st anniversary of liberation, inauguration of new facilities.


Image: an athwart adit.

Mittelbau Dora Gallery

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