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This is now a military base. You can't get anywhere close. Soldiers will make you turn around if... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2018
AnniW85
via mobile
Interesting but nothing special

Unfortunately the buildings are already mostly empty, there are only drawings on the walls... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2017
Dmitry C
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Skrunda, Latvia
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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

This is now a military base. You can't get anywhere close. Soldiers will make you turn around if you try to get near. Only view is from a back road about 2km away

11  Thank AnniW85
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Reviewed November 24, 2017

Unfortunately the buildings are already mostly empty, there are only drawings on the walls sometimes and lots of broken glass pieces. So don't expect a tour into the Soviet past. Still interesting to visit for 1-2 hours.

Thank Dmitry C
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

A bit hard to find - you have to find the right signs to follow. There was a small entrance fee (4 euros), well worth it for the map which helped us get oriented. The town feels somewhat eerie (I can imagine visiting at night...More

Thank Maria R
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Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Place worth visiting. Tickets are pretty cheap -4 euros per person and you also get a map. Town is pretty empty-only buildings and loads of trash. It's true that with years it gets emptier and emptier. But despite that it is interesting and worth time...More

Thank Akvilė A
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Great spot to visit ! Entrance fee is around 4 or 5 EUR, you get a map : 3 buildings are closed because on their way to colapse, otherwise it is safe. NATO soldiers use this area for training. From time to time, it is...More

1  Thank Rodichon
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Reviewed June 22, 2017

First of all everyone should now that the only thing they done since the Russians left is putting up a ticket office and start charging people (4€), that is absolutely worth it but my point is that no one looks after the building, there is...More

Thank TozCaz
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

This is a very cool and spooky place, and the best way to visit is for an airsoft/lasertag game or any other team action :)

2  Thank Sh O
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

When we finally found the place (look for the signs... uh... and follow them... do not randomly drive into a field like we did), there was a local guy sitting out the front in his car to collect the entrance fee, give us a very...More

Thank Ribbongirl
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Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

For a university course about dark tourism we visited the place in oktober 2015. The place had a strange atmosphere, something sad. While wondering around there were a lot of cool things to see. Empty apartments, an abandoned gym,... It used to be a military...More

Thank Anne B
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Reviewed August 17, 2016

Skrunda-1,[1] also known as Skrunda-2, is a ghost town and former Soviet radar station located 5 km (3 mi) to the north of Skrunda, in Raņķi parish, Latvia. It was the site of two Dnepr radar (NATO "Hen House") radar installations constructed in the 1960s....More

1  Thank Ieva D
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