December 7, 2019

Tour Report: Command Post W43 [Revisit]

A little more than two months after my wife and I had discovered the abandoned command bunker in the woods, we returned to this place.
We were a crew of four explorers, and only my wife and I had visited this bunker - on a dark and rainy day and with no tripod for the camera, so it was only logical to return and check this place out one more time.
The good thing was that we didn't have to look for the bunker anymore, because we'd already found it and marked the coordinates on my GPS.
As I've said, there were four of us. Our friends Norgriller Urbex and North Urbex joined us for a large portion of our tour. This bunker was our first spot for the weekend, and we met up at the parking spot that my wife and I had identified as perfect during our first visit.
The weather wasn't perfect, but at least, it wasn't raining. Since we'd saved the coordinates, we didn't have to roam through the forest for one and a half hours, but we took the way that was little bit longer to get a look at the entire area. There are a few more buildings surrounding the main bunker - nothing noteworthy, but interesting in the context.
















As you may have seen in my previous post about this place, the bunker isn't really big, so the exploration itself didn't take too long, and since we had one more location planned for the day and a reservation for dinner that evening, we didn't linger around longer than necessary.


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Here's a video we made of our tour - you will see more than the bunker in this post, because it was a two-day tour:



And here are the photos from our explore:






























November 12, 2019

Tour Report: VLF Communications Bunker

The abandoned Nuclear Weapons Depot had been a really great start for our New Year's Tour last year. The weather was perfect, and we had one more open-air location planned before visiting another cold war facility and then heading home.
The second location we had on our list was a fortified VLF communications hub that had been built during World War II for communicating with the submarines in the Atlantic. The hub would have consisted of three antennas on massive fortified substructures. Only one of those substructures had been completed when the construction of the facility was no longer deemed necessary in 1941.
With the exception of the many graffiti, the bunker has not been altered since construction stopped almost 80 years ago.
Accessing the place was easy - there was a hole in one of the entrances that had been walled up at some point in the past.
The shape of the building along with the colors of moss and graffiti and the sunlight made this place fascinating, but also kind of surreal to explore.
It was a nice and easy location from a bad time in history, and I'm glad that we took the time to check it out.


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November 3, 2019

Tour Report: U.S. Nuclear Weapons Depot D.

Two weeks into the year 2018, it was time for our first tour of the year. The day before, my mother had spontaneously decided to join us, which totally made sense, because we were going to take her car anyway :)
It was a beautiful sunny Sunday morning. We left early, and we arrived at our first spot after about two and a half hours of driving.
For the first location, we had decided to check out an abandoned nuclear weapons depot of the US Army. Supposedly, it wasn't secured at all and more or less a local recreational area, so entering wouldn't be troublesome, and we expected a nice walk in the park, so to speak.
And that is exactly what we got - a really nice walk in the park.
There were no fences to be climbed, and the entire area was completely open.
We were there at around ten in the morning, but there already were people walking their dogs, and the later it got, the more people were coming and going, some with their children, some with cameras, and some were alone just walking around.
Anyway, we actually did what everyone else was doing - having a good time. We took our time walking around in the morning sun and checking out very corner of the ample premises. We also went a little off-road and got to explore an ammunition depot of the German Luftwaffe, which was situated right next to the nuclear weapons depot.
Shortly before noon, some fog came up and really added a nice touch to the atmosphere. Unfortunately, the fog was gone as quickly as it had come.
Before we left, I made a little climb up the guard tower (of course), and after about two hours of walking through the cold, we arrived back at the car and started heading for the next location.


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