Southern fort of Liepāja, Latvia (Liepājas dienvidu forti).
If you want to visit a place where many people have died in the battle - go to Liepāja. Seriously. Small city = big history.
Why is it so special? Well, I haven't seen any other city so small with that many fortifications around it.
So, once upon a time... it was raining, we were bored and decided that we needed an adventure. Latvian adventure. Immediately.
Just before we entered the city, I turned my head to the left and saw this massive building complex standing by the road. 'Holy sh*t... This is it! Stopstopstopstop now, turn left, look there, parkparkpark, what a beauuuty...' - my casual reaction to every new "war object" we find.
The site was unprotected, so anyone could go for a walk and explore. So we did.
The tunnels were never ending, some flooded, some not. Even though the territory was large enough, it would have been hard to get lost in there.
The history of Festung Libau fortifications is extremely complicated, mainly due to constant Russian-German invasions, so I won't be getting into this (you can google it yourselves if you like). The only thing I would like to highlight is that this place has seen heavy fighting in both WW1 and WW2 ("good aura" - my man would say).
The "good aura" isn't the main issue you should be concerned about before visiting such places, especially if you are not an experienced adventurer. There were homeless people living there. We saw mattresses, household items and other random stuff (no syringes though). So theoretically we "broke in". However, when you're badass, nothing scares you anymore (well, maybe spiders, ha). Anyway, I didn't have a chance to see every "war object" in Liepāja yet (because they're too numerous to count). But I'll be back.
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