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 "This loss (of freedom) means the fading from human life of values infinitely precious to it. There only remain ironbound conditions of employment and trivial amusements for leisure."
– A.N. Whitehead
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Game Info[]

Requires Autocracy. Must be constructed in a coastal city.

  • +2 20xHappiness5.png Happiness.
  • +1 20xHappiness5.png Happiness for every 2 Social Policies you have adopted.
  • 1 Free Social Policy.


The Prora is quite a useful wonder for players who have adopted the Autocracy ideology. The 20xHappiness5.png Happiness boost from Social Policies is very helpful in times of war and peace alike, allowing players to cut down on the Unhappiness (Civ5).png Unhappiness of their empire when conquering or founding new cities or struggling against foreign influence, while the free Social Policy allows them to advance faster in the Social Policy or Ideology trees.

The only drawback to the Prora is its lack of culture boosters, which leaves the builder's civilization vulnerable to the foreign influence of the Tourism Tourism wave and its unfavorable effects on public opinion. Rather than relying solely on the Prora's bonuses, it is recommended for players to build many Culture Culture- and 20xHappiness5.png Happiness-boosting buildings in their cities, get a lot of luxury resources, and obtain many Great Works. If a player takes all of these steps in addition to building the Prora as quickly as possible after adopting Autocracy, his or her civilization should be largely immune to the cultural influence of foreign civilizations.

Civilopedia entry[]

Built between 1936 and 1939, Prora was to be a massive beach resort on the Baltic island of Ruegen. The massive complex was intended to provide vacations for German workers. As originally planned, the Prora Resort would consist of eight blocks of ten housing units, capable of providing rooms for 20,000 vacationers. The complex, if completed, would also have included restaurants, cinemas, swimming pools, gymnasiums, ballrooms and other amenities, all served by a rail station and a quay for cruise ships. The outbreak of World War II halted construction; during the war the buildings were used to house refugees and later served as a military hospital. After the war, the complex was occupied by Soviet units for a period, and then stripped of all usable materials, down to the wiring and plumbing. Aside from a museum for East German history, most of the complex has fallen into decay.


Before the release of the Brave New World expansion, the Eiffel Tower had the Prora's ability to grant additional 20xHappiness5.png Happiness based on the number of Social Policies adopted. With the appearance of Tourism Tourism, the Eiffel Tower's abilities were changed and the Prora inherited the Eiffel Tower's 20xHappiness5.png Happiness-boosting ability (though it has a base 20xHappiness5.png Happiness bonus of +2 rather than +5).


Civilization V Wonders [edit]
World Wonders Alhambra GodsKings5 clear.pngAngkor WatBig BenBorobudur BNW-only.pngBrandenburg GateBroadway BNW-only.pngCN Tower GodsKings5 clear.pngChichen ItzaColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerForbidden PalaceGlobe Theatre BNW-only.pngGreat Firewall GodsKings5 clear.pngGreat LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat Mosque of Djenne GodsKings5 clear.pngGreat WallHagia SophiaHanging GardensHimeji CastleHubble Space Telescope GodsKings5 clear.pngInternational Space Station BNW-only.pngKremlinLeaning Tower of Pisa GodsKings5 clear.pngLouvreMachu PicchuMausoleum of Halicarnassus1Neuschwanstein GodsKings5 clear.pngNotre DameOracleParthenon BNW-only.pngPentagonPetra GodsKings5 clear.pngPorcelain TowerProra BNW-only.pngPyramidsRed Fort BNW-only.pngSistine ChapelStatue of LibertyStatue of Zeus1StonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj MahalTemple of Artemis1Terracotta Army GodsKings5 clear.pngUffizi BNW-only.pngUnited Nations
National Wonders Circus MaximusEast India Company BNW-only.pngGrand Temple GodsKings5 clear.pngHermitageHeroic EpicIronworksNational CollegeNational EpicNational Intelligence Agency GodsKings5 clear.pngNational TreasuryNational Visitor Center BNW-only.pngOxford UniversityPalace
Natural Wonders Barringer CraterCerro de Potosi1El Dorado1Fountain of Youth1Grand MesaGreat Barrier ReefKing Solomon's Mines BNW-only.pngKrakatoaLake Victoria BNW-only.pngMt. FujiMt. Kailash GodsKings5 clear.pngMt. Kilimanjaro BNW-only.pngMt. Sinai GodsKings5 clear.pngOld FaithfulRock of GibraltarSri Pada GodsKings5 clear.pngUluru GodsKings5 clear.png
1 Requires a DLC

GodsKings5 clear.png Valid only in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.
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