10 km
5 h
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# Abandoned sites and military heritage
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Get to know the vicinity of Olaine

Significant battles took place in Olaine during the World War I, now you can find various accessories of soldiers and champagne bottles here. We will go and find this place.

We will see the most interesting places of World War I and Soviet times in the vicinity of Olaine. Fortifications and trenches preserved from the World War I. The city is known for the chemical industry which started in the 60s and is home to the factory districts. There are also abandoned factory territories and railways in Olaine.

Only in this trip we will visit the exclusive peat factory, which has been inaccessible for public until recently, and the Soviet-era military structure located in it. There will be an opportunity to walk around the premises and “return to Soviet times for a minute”.

Start and finish at Olaine railway station.

You can park your car in the immediate vicinity of Olaine railway station.

It is advisable to wear clothes you are not afraid to soil, and don’t forget about mosquitoes. Spare shoes or socks are recommended. An umbrella or a raincoat may also come in handy.

There will be a variety of coverings along the way.

Take snacks and drinks with you. Shops and amenities will be available at the start and at the end of the trip.

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