Based on Prora's Nazi and GDR history, the PRORA-ZENTRUM offers historical-political education for young and old. Terrain tours (on foot or by bike), project days / workshops, lectures or film screenings as well as exhibitions allow a diverse engagement with topics of Prora's double history.
The "KdF-Seebad Rügen" was a seaside resort on the island of Rügen planned between 1935 and 1939 and only partially built. After its completion, 20,000 people were to be able to vacation here at the same time through the Nazi organization "Kraft durch Freude" (KdF). During World War II, the unfinished facility was used for war-related purposes. During the GDR era, the expansion into barracks took place. Initially, fighting troops were stationed in Prora, but from the end of the 1960s Prora was transformed into a military training base. With the start of construction of the military strategic port of Mukran, located in the neighborhood, Prora developed into the largest location of construction soldiers in the GDR. The Bausoldaten, the GDR's conscientious objectors, can be classified as a part of the GDR's opposition movement. The PRORA-ZENTRUM association in the north of Prora near the youth hostel and the youth campsite carries out projects, events and guided tours in the historical grounds of Prora as part of its historical-political educational work for young people and adults. The facility deals with the history of the Nazi and GDR periods in Prora on the island of Rügen and in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The school exhibition "Prora - more than just a beautiful beach, 1933-1946" as well as information on the Prora military base and the Bausoldaten in Prora are shown throughout. These are supplemented by temporary exhibitions from April to October. Due to unheatable rooms in Block 5 (see photo), the PRORA-ZENTRUM moves from November to March to the reception building near the access barrier to the grounds of the Prora Youth Hostel. Free admission.