These 21 Abandoned Military Bases Will Leave You Speechless

When wars end, the casualties have been counted and the land has been divided, the military machinery and bases are often left behind.

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These abandoned sites are located throughout the world, sitting as stark reminders of everything from the Great World War to the Cold War and beyond. What happens to an armored tank after it sits in the hot desert sun for a decade? What haunts the halls of military hospitals?

Do you dare to visit these abandoned sites? Read on to discover abandoned military bases throughout the world that will leave you in awe.

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Outside shot of the Beelitz-Heilstätten Hospital

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Despite the frightening interior, the exterior of the Beelitz-Heilstatten Hospital is hauntingly beautiful. The buildings were used as a Soviet military hospital between 1945 and 1995, and part of the abandoned hospital was used as a set for the film “The Piano.”

Outside shot of the Beelitz-Heilstätten Hospital