I really like Brutalist architecture and Cold War ruins
Anyone got some cool 'off the beaten path' recommendations in these areas?
Also, what is the current status on Skrunda and Irbene in Latvia?
At the moment I am looking at:
Imperial Russian Forts in Liepaja
Plokštinė missile base
some Soviet museum near Vilnius
any recommendations outside sights are welcome too
If you want to be REALLY off the beaten path, there is a humongously big Soviet barracks in Berlin, a 15-minute walk from the overground station "Bernau-Friedenstal" (I realise that this technically isn't Berlin anymore). I've never met anyone there. You can find old soviet newspapers, I regularly find buttons and other stuff. It has a big watchtower and lots of dilapidated stuff.
Yeah exactly, that's the one. You can also visit the hospital Hitler (and the general secretary of the GDR Erich Honecker) used to recuperate in, look up Beelitz-Heilstätten. There's more people there, though. Sometimes you run into a film crew. Anyway, Berlin has a lot of this stuff, I haven't looked on "abandonedberlin" recently but maybe that blog is still running. Good luck and enjoy. If you find anything in the Baltics let me know, I'm going there in spring myself.
ahh yes, I was reading abandonedberlin- hella cool
Unfortunately I'm not going until July so I won't be able to help you out
if you want to email/make a thread if you find some interesting shit that'd be cool
maybe check out Linnahall
this may be of interest:
I have been to Karosta before, would reccomend