January 25, 2020

Tour Report: Soviet Fighter Command R.

The morning had started out successfully with the exploration of the Soviet officers' casino, but there was more to come on the second day of our tour through the Northeast of Germany together with our friend Freddy from Nordgriller Urbex.
As I've mentioned before, the area is riddled with military relics from different historical periods, so our next target wasn't even too far away from where we were.
So after a cigarette break, we took the short ride to the other side of town, so to speak, and by the side of a farm road, we found the former vehicle access to the location.
We had found what we were looking for - a Soviet bunker that was used as the command for a fighter-bomber division stationed at a nearby airfield.
The complex consists of the underground bunker that was built in the late 1950s and has two main access tunnels and an emergency exit, a vehicle shelter and a guard post.
As we entered, a guy on a motorcycle drove past us and began using the undulating landscape for some offroad driving practice.
With the constant roar of the motorcycle's engine in the background, we began searching for the bunker. We roughly knew where the premises are - but we had no clue as to the location of the bunker itself, so we had no choice but to walk around until we found it.
We had to climb up sandy hills, and fight with very aggressive bushes, but eventually, we found first the vehicle garages and then the first bunker entrance. It was sealed.
But now we had a position and it wasn't too hard to find the second entrance as well.
It was also sealed.
Same with the emergency exit. There was no way to get into this bunker.
So we took a few shots of the site itself and went back to the car when we met a guy and a black van right next to the guard house. He turned out to be the new owner of the area and had just thrown the motorcycle guy off his property.
We had a nice talk with him and got his phone number, so there might be a chance in the future to gain access to the bunker if he has not started to realize the plans he has for the place.

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