The Northern Forts, Liepaja

In November 1908 the fortress was liquidated, as its construction had been acknowledged a strategic mistake.

A part of the cannons were dismantled and delivered to the Kaunas Fortress in Lithuania, while the other part was recast.

However, the desired result was reached and, this way, the remains of the Tsarist Russia fortress and also the later, more modern fortress, still stand today.
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  • Nice photographic view, especially at sunset as sun goes down into the sea and waves are beating at the ruins. Also good for parkour but be careful - wet rocks and concrete can be fatal  more »
  • If you wish to visit Northern forts, take a guide. You can arrange it in Karosta Prison and it is better to do it at least 1-2 days in advance. With guide you will understand the history and idea of t...  more »
  • If you are a fan of historical military places, it might be a chance you would enjoy visit here. Otherwise location doesn't deserve any specific attention - unless you desperatly seeking how to spend ...  more »
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  • A first world war memorial site. Lots of eroded and collapsing costal fort structures that are very interesting to witness. Gives you an exotic feeling.
  • Quite unique experience, definitely worth a visit
  • Nice place, good photo opportunities, nice beach.
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