If you just like me are into fortification systems you will definitely enjoy The Northern Forts of Liepaja. Built by Imperial Russia at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of 20th century to provide the protection of Liepāja’s naval base in case of enemy attack. According to history - In November of 1908, Tsar Nicholas II approved a decision to shut down the sea fortress in Liepāja. It has been now over 100 years since these fortification walls doesn't function any more and just recently they have been placed on a tourist maps.

The Northern Forts of Liepāja

Over a century old but still in a pretty good shape

The Northern Forts of Liepāja

Baltic sea

Wind Generator near Liepāja

Located just next to the old Northern Forts (under it there is a free parking lot)

The Northern Forts of Liepāja

Territory of the Northern Forts of Liepāja

In recent years The Northern Forts of Liepāja have been placed on local tourism guides and nowadays everyone is welcome to visit them.

About The Northern Forts

The Northern Forts are a part of Liepāja’s fortress. The fortress was built at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of 20th century to provide the protection of Liepāja’s naval base in case of enemy attack. The line of the outer fortification system surrounded the whole city.

In November of 1908, Tsar Nicholas II approved a decision to shut down the sea fortress in Liepāja. Some of the cannons were dismounted and brought to the Kaunas fortress in Lithuania, others were melted. There was an attempt to blow up the gun batteries, the underground structures and the gunpowder depots but this did not prove effective. So nowadays we can still see the remains of the newest and the most up-to-date fortress of the Tsar’s Russia.

You have the possibility to visit the Northern forts on a guided tour.

You can participate in a game “Escape from the USSR”. The aim of the game is to act as a team in order to find a friend who has been taken as a prisoner by soviet border guards and to take him safely to the submarine.