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The Northern Fort is an integral part of the Liepāja Fortress. Here you can walk subterranean labyrinth and bunkers, get information about Liepāja Fortress, its hisroty and construction.
Several fortifications were constructed at the end of the 19th century in the territory where Karosta now lies, in the centre of Liepāja and near the southern border of the city in order to protect the navy base from potential enemy attack.
The Northern Fort is the most well-known and visually impressive part of Liepāja’s fortress. Its historical name is Fortification battery No. 1.
Just like Karosta, the Northern Fort was a closed military territory during the years of Soviet occupation. Today these partially exploded labyrinths of history are free to be explored.
However, one must be very careful when visiting the Northern Fort. The Baltic Sea’s steep coast in Karosta and elsewhere in Latvia is dangerous because parts of it can suddenly collapse.
For this reason, it is forbidden to walk under the fort ruins.