The Peenemünde Historical Technical Information Center.
We arrived with 50 minutes before closing, and I was told that we couldn't enter because "it would take 2 hours to see everything properly!! After a brief discussion (that we had the capacity to see some of the exhibition without slashing our wrists because we missed some..), we paid our money and spent 45 minutes looking at the 2 floors of exhibits. We had to move fairly quickly, but we got around all of the internal and external displays - no problem!
This was the military Testing Site for rockets and weapons for war. It was used during 1936 - 1945. The 1st missile was launched here in October 1942. It was destoyed in 1945 when the Allies found out about it. The museum was then set up in a nearby power station, which had been decommissioned.
There were some very famous rocket engineers working here, their main aim was developing military equipment.
Workers were concentration camp inmates and prisoners of war, and they were put to work to construct the test site areas, and then worked on the manufacturing of the rockets
A model construction of the test site
Some of the old planes
A naval Ship
A tow-along torpedo.
It was an interesting site - the boys loved seeing all of the rocket components and the outside displays. There was lots of interesting information to read and understanding the importance of the people that worked here on future rocket programs all around the world was very interesting (there were photos of which rocket scientists ended up in which country - Russia, USA, Britian or France!)