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Rummu, Estonia

Rummu Underwater Prison

The ruins of an Estonian prison are drowning in the quarry lake where the convicts were once forced to work.
Berlin, Germany

Böhmisches Brauhaus

The abandoned remains of this Victorian brewery hide crumbling bowling alleys and rusting industrial gear.
Lisboa, Portugal

Panorâmico de Monsanto

This now abandoned restaurant provides some of the most amazing views of Lisboa.
Madrid, Spain

La Tabacalera de Lavapiés

This funky former tobacco factory is one of the most striking examples of Madrid's cultural diversity.
Berlin, Germany

Arthouse Tacheles

An old department store turned Nazi prison turned artist commune.
Ivankivs'kyi district, Ukraine

Duga 'Russian Woodpecker' Radar

This derelict superstructure was a very important warning system for the Soviet military.
Chernobyl, Ukraine

Canteen 19

The dining hall that nourishes workers in Chernobyl's Exclusion Zone is also open to visitors.
Pripyat, Ukraine

Abandoned Avanhard Stadium of Pripyat

One of the most poignant ruins of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the local football team's stadium has been quickly reclaimed by nature.
Pripyat, Ukraine

Pripyat Amusement Park

Radioactive amusement park abandoned after the Chernobyl disaster.
Pripyat, Ukraine

Abandoned City of Pripyat

The ghost town left by the worst nuclear disaster of all time is being taken over by nature and urban explorers.
Lidumnieki, Latvia

Skrunda-1

This abandoned secret city is a crumbling wonderland of Soviet ruins.
Järva-Jaani, Estonia

Museum of Soviet Vehicles

Rusted cars, trucks, and buses form a fascinating collection of Soviet-era machinery.
Gruta, Lithuania

Grūtas Park

Open-air museum with a large collection of Soviet-era statues.
Kaunas, Lithuania

Žaliakalnis Funicular Railway

The oldest funicular in Lithuania has been climbing this steep hill since 1931.
Kaunas, Lithuania

Monument to the Victims of Fascism

A memorial to the murdered Jews of Kaunas.
Salantai, Lithuania

Orvidas Garden

Sculpture garden of religious statues made it through Soviet rule.
Neringos savivaldybė, Lithuania

The Dead Dunes

A narrow strip of land is home to the tallest migrating dunes in Europe.
Joneikiškės, Lithuania

Europos Parkas

A curious art sculpture park in the geographic center of Europe.
Meškuičių seniūnija, Lithuania

Hill of Crosses

An old hill fort covered in over 100,000 crosses is a symbol of Lithuanian nationalism and beliefs.
Juodkrantė, Lithuania

Hill of Witches

Lithuania's outdoor sculpture trail of wooden folk art.
Berlin, Germany

Teufelsberg

An abandoned NSA listening post on Berlin's "Devil's Mountain."
Consonno, Italy

Consonno

This half-finished "city of toys" was almost Italy's own Las Vegas.
Estonia

Hara Submarine Base

A decommissioned submarine base makes a great space for graffiti art.