September 24, 2017

Tour Report: Command Post A5

This was a tough one to find. I knew that theren was a forest riddled with bunkers in Eastern Germany from where an entire army would have been commanded in case Soviet and East German troops would ever have been mobilized to move against NATO during the cold war.
I also know where this forest was. But unfortunately, the aerial photos of the area didn't offer any clues as to where in the area the bunkers really were.
When Freddy from Nordgriller Urbex and I got there, we discovered that most of the area has been renaturated and was overgrown with thicket and forest. Only the main "roads" were recognizable as such; all other ways were overgrown.
We really didn't know where to go, so we parked the car and just started walking around. Of course, we didn't find anything at first. All parts of the forest looked the same, and we walked for what felt like hours in every direction without finding hints to where the bunkers are.
Additionally, there were really weird insects that weren't mosquitos, but were just as annoying: They'd just cling to your skin and could only be plucked off - unless you wanted them to bite you. Oh, and it was late afternoon and it was warm outside, so there were lots of mosquitos as well...
Anyway, we were getting alittle desperate when we finally found one of the four smaller bunkers. It was actually a small breakthrough in our search, because the specific location of it told us how the systematic of the complex was built. And it told us that the smaller bunkers were so hard to find because they all had been closed with lots of sand - but obviously have been re-opened by copper thieves.
After checking out this one bunker, we decided to call it a day. It was getting late, and we had a reservation for dinner, so we decided to continue our search for the other bunkers the next morning.
Which we did. We came back pretty early since this was also the last day of our tour and we still had to get home.
Finding the rest of the bunkers was easy. We could just slip in through the small holes, take our photos and climb back out again.
After about two hours, we were finished and drove off to the final command post of the tour.

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