Image: Luisa Orduño
Vegetation is starting to reclaim the old complex.
High walls, gates and barbed wire surround the abandoned old building. Floorboards creak, branches scrape against dirty windows, and encroaching weeds creep inside. It’s not surprising that the site doesn’t attract many visitors, and intrepid explorers are likely to find themselves alone, except for creepy reminders of the facility’s former occupants, including an imposing mosaic of a Nazi eagle – a symbol of Hitler’s Third Reich – and Cold War-era Russian newspapers.