Experience Urbex Tour
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Urbex in Kiev
You can touch and explore! Feel like you are part of the discovery, which is what makes Urbex so interesting. If you want to have the first-hand experience about urban exploration we are part of a worldwide community of urban explorers. We explore underground, climb deserted buildings and share the urbex spirit with anybody interested.
The capital of Ukraine is uniquely primed for subterranean exploration due to two factors: its fascinating Soviet history, which saw some 550 Cold War bunkers built beneath Kyiv alone, plus its 750km of underground rivers and 53km of drains; and a hangover from post-Communist law, which means that the trespassing laws of Western Europe don’t apply in Kyiv.
The Urbex Tour is a company that takes tourists into underground Kyiv, and the drainage systems and bunkers that lie beneath ground level. We have expert knowledge of these dark pathways, having explored the networks since 2004.
Underground Rivers & Tunnels
Kyiv is unique because of its underground rivers. If you look at a map of the city, there are a lot of hills. One thousand years ago, there were rivers between them. As the city developed, planners buried them in tunnels under the streets. These rivers have historical names and usually the streets above share the same name.
In nearly European city, if you open a manhole, you will perceive a smell, because in sewage systems drain water is mixed with underground rivers. But at the end of 19th century our engineers separated the sewage and underground water systems, so our underground rivers have clean water.
Abandoned Cold War Bunkers
During Soviet occasions when Ukraine was a part of the USSR, common barrier against atomic and byology assault from the USA and the UK was taken very seriously. Younger students were instructed how to toss explosives and had rivalries to perceive how rapidly they could unload and put on their gas masks, which was a standard piece of the school education for every soviet children and students during the cold war. Towns and urban communities likewise had mystery offices like underground bunkers to secure the regular citizen populace should war with the west at any point become a reality, in actuality in Kyiv the whole metro framework additionally serves as a profound level non military personnel sanctuary should the need emerge.
Anyway since the finish of the cold war and the separation of the Soviet Union, albeit still authoritatively part of the legislatures common safeguard plan, a significant number of the bunkers in Kyiv have fallen into an exceptionally poor condition of fix and with no cash accessible they have not been appropriately kept up, or in certain occurrences even appropriately made sure about.
The capital of ukraine also reach on abandoned places, remains of Soviet brutal architecture buildings and other urbex spots.
If you wish to have totally unique experience or have fun in urbex style let us know! We can organize for you Stag Party in our style, or take you through special locations with photography goal!