Those who want to get to know the narrowness of a submarine can do so at the Naval Memorial in Laboe on the Bay of Kiel.
There is on land dock the last submarine of the Kriegsmarine in WW II.
Inside the steel coffin one becomes aware of the destruction machine -submarine.
Death lurks behind every gap; a tangle of pipes, cables and wheels, which seem incomprehensible to the layman, are completing the picture.
It is a cool and dark place where twitching neon lights amplify the horror.
The favorite song of German submariners from those days:
The “U-Boot” commissioned in 1943 and was handed over to the Norwegian Navy after the war. In 1965 it was returned to Germany.
Since 1972, it has been on land in Laboe and can be visited. The association Marinebund takes care of the submarine.
Here are some impressions to show clearly to every visitor the technology, the dimensions and the futility of the war.
It has nothing to do with the equatorial romance (crossing-the-line ceremony), as you can see, but with a terrible war machine.