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.

Maunsell Sea Fort

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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Paderborn, Germany

Paderborn, Germany is set against the backdrop of the Rhine River. Despite its peaceful visage, it is home to a ghostly reminder of the country’s loss in WWI. A tank graveyard filled with Imperial German Army tanks sits abandoned, but not quite forgotten.

Paderborn, Germany