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    • SPACE TYPE: Barrack or base

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    On the way from Zehdenick to Templin you drive through a large forest area. Nothing suggests that, far to the left hidden in the woods, a secret city of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany (GSSD) was located. Here lived, according to current kno [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Barrack or base

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    What once started as a German military shooting range in the 1800s soon became one of Europe’s largest military bases during WWI. In 1919 the Army Sports School was established here, training German athletes ahead of the 1936 Olympic Games in Be [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1963


    • SPACE TYPE: Barrack or base, Other

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    The small town of Skrunda, 150 km from Riga in Latvia, was the site of two HEN HOUSE radars built in the 1960s. Construction of a PECHORA [Daryal] class large phased array radar at the so-called “northern center” began in 1984. According to some [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Barrack or base

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    This ghost town is located behind the Szentkirályszabadja airfield, on the grounds of a set of abandoned Soviet barracks and living quarters. This base included a kindergarten, an elementary school, a middle school, two restaurants, pubs, cinemas a [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1970


    • SPACE TYPE: Bunker

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    Some bunkers built in Albania during 1970s. CONTRIBUTOR: Massimiliano Cafagna [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1942


    • SPACE TYPE: Barrack or base

    Opened in 1942, it was used by both the Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Forces during the Second World War and the United States Air Force during the Cold War. After the Cold War ended, it was closed in 1993. A video of the former RAF a [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1934


    • SPACE TYPE: Barrack or base

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    Forst Zinna was a military complex built in 1934 by the SS  and expanded in the years thereafter. After the Second World War it was used by the red army and, from 1947, by the German Academy of Public Administration , founded by decision of the SED. [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Other

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    Abadoned soviet tropospheric radio transmitter sation. It used to be a top- secret Soviet communication station in the middle of the forest above Herend city. It was a two level deep, nuclear- attack safe bunker 11 meters below the surface. The [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Barrack or base

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    This abadoned military base is located near Pécel city, Hungary. A short walking trip or a drive on a dirt road and you will see the top of the bunker. The place is free for visiting but you have to extremly careful inside the bunker, there is no [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1950


    • SPACE TYPE: Prison

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Under-used

    The labour camp was in use near the Csákány rock stone cave above the settlement between October 1950 and autumn 1953 by the State Defence Authority (ÁVH) established secretly by following the Russian model of gulags. The 1500 prisoners held fo [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Fortification

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    Nel 1892 il forte fu intitolato alla memoria del capitano d'artiglieria Emilio Savio, nato a Torino nel 1837 e caduto il 22 gennaio 1861 nella batteria piemontese al colle dei Cappuccini. Forte "Emilio Savio", fu impiegato come fortilizio di artig [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1937


    • SPACE TYPE: Barrack or base

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    The site was used by the German army since 1937 when the cavalry moved its school from Hannover. It was also used as a driving training centre until the Russians took control of the area, taking over a day after the Germans abandoned it April 26, [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1936


    • SPACE TYPE: Barrack or base

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Demolished

    Former german/russian military airfield with barracks. In early 1945 Zerbst became one of the first airbases in the world to operate jet fighters. Build in 1936 for the Luftwaffe, demolished in 2015. Source: ronaldv.nl [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1963


    • SPACE TYPE: Other


    • SPACE TYPE: Antenna tower

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    During the cold war NSA Field Station Teufelsberg formed part of the Echelon spy network, a signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection and analysis network operated on behalf of the five signatory states to the UKUSA Security Agreement. Today it stands [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1936


    • SPACE TYPE: Barrack or base

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    Enormous German military area that was used as testing grounds for secret artillery weapons. After WW2 these grounds were taken over by the Russians and it remained an important Army Combat Training Centre. There’s a strange Jewish cemetery on [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Prison

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Under-used

    Patarei was built by the order of Russian Emperor Nicholas I as a fortress, with the official name of Defence Barracks. The fortification complex was completed in 1840, but due to the changed warfare strategy it was never used for its inte [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1942


    • SPACE TYPE: Tower, Fortification

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    The Vienna anti- aircraft towers are six high defence and protection structures made from reinforced concrete. They were built in the years 1942 until 1945 as air- raid protection and had rigged up anti- aircraft guns and fire control devices. The ar [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1942


    • SPACE TYPE: Tower, Fortification

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Under-used

    Commissioned by Adolf Hitler, Flakturms are extremely large and colossal anti- aircraft gun blockhouse towers used by the German Luftwaffe for the defence against Allied air raids during World War II. They also served as air- raid shelters for tens o [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1940


    • SPACE TYPE: Barrack or base

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Reactivated

    Nel 1940, il Ministero della Marina italiano ottenne l'autorizzazione allo schieramento di un certo numero di sottomarini in appoggio alla Germania Nazista per la guerra nell'oceano Atlantico. Il luogo prescelto per la sede delle operazioni fu la [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Bunker

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    Abandoned Shelters - The Danish Bunker Coast is an audio- visual document that captures the creepy athmosphere of the Western coast of Denmark, dotted with nearly 8000 German bomb shelters from World War 2. With their looming, crumbling concrete a [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1938


    • SPACE TYPE: Wall

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    Lo sbarramento di Pian dei Morti (in tedesco Sperre Plamort) è uno sbarramento difensivo che fa parte del “XIII Settore di Copertura Venosta”, all’interno del Vallo alpino in Alto Adige. La località Pian dei Morti si trova a 2.000 metri di [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Fortification, Barrack or base

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    Fort de la Chartreuse was built between 1817 and 1823, in order to defend the city of Liège, and it  is located along the river Meuse. The fort was abandoned by the Dutch army  in 1891 and after it was used as a barrack. During the First Wor [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1954

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Under-used

    The Monument to the Soviet Army was built in 1954 in Sofia, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the liberation by the Soviet Army. The monument is surrounded by a large park where many young people gather. The monument is located on Tsar Osvo [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1939


    • SPACE TYPE: Other

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    Built in 1939 by prisoners at Sachsenhausen Nazi concentration camp for the Deutsche Ausrüstungswerke (a defense contractor), this bakery supplied the camp as well as other SS units in Berlin and its surrounds. Around 80 prisoners produced up to 4 [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1976


    • SPACE TYPE: Other

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Ruin

    From July 1976 to December 1989 a mysterious radio signal could be heard all over the world. Its source was the subject of much controversy, but at the end of the cold war the speculation ended and made way for the truth. It came from a top secret So [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Bunker

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Under-used

    A very rare opportunity to see inside a secret Soviet Civil Defence bunker situated beneath a key part of Kiev’s public transport network. In the event of a nuclear attack by Britain or the USA the dated equipment in these bunkers (which is stil [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Fortification

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Ruin

    Questo falso cimitero, costituito da croci in cemento armato che prevedevano nello spazio sottostante la presenza di bunker per la protezione delle munizioni, è stato progettato dall'esercito tedesco durante l'occupazione dell'isola di Ratonneau: [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Bunker

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Under-used

    Bunkers dot the landscape of Albania. We drove from Greece to Lake Ohrid and documented the bunkers we encountered along the way. Some are in use as shelters for those tending crops or seemingly as beach huts on the Albanian shores of Lake Ohrid, [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1942


    • SPACE TYPE: Bunker

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    Just some of the 8.000 different concrete constructions built along the Danish cost during the Second World War. In some areas, the bunkers have been removed or covered up, and in other places sand migration has erased the traces of the bunkers. [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1942


    • SPACE TYPE: Bunker

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    Løkken è una cittadina balneare locata nello Jutland settentrionale, nella baia dello Jummerbucht, sulla costa occidentale danese. La MKB (Marine Küsten Batterie), si compone di  una serie di bunker in cemento armato usati dall'esercito tedesco [...]

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    • SPACE TYPE: Barrack or base

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned, Under-used

    This is the former base of the 5th Soviet guards fighter regiment, the last jet left the base in 1990. It is mostly abandoned but some parts are protected by fence and armed guards because the Sármellék International Airport use the runaways an [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1900


    • SPACE TYPE: Fortification

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Ruin

    Karosta (War Port) is a neighbourhood in the north of Liepāja in western Latvia by the Baltic sea. It was constructed in 1890-1906 as a naval base for the Russian Tsar Alexander III, and later served as a base for the Soviet Baltic Fleet (see Wes [...]

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    • CONSTRUCTION YEAR: 1940


    • SPACE TYPE: Other

    • PRESERVATION STATUS: Abandoned

    Raadi Airfield (Tartu Air Base) is a former air base in Estonia located 4 kilometres northeast of Tartu. The land once belonged to Raadi Manor and is now designated as the new site of the Estonian National Museum, already hosted in the manor hause f [...]

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