Fort de la Chartreuse main entrance © David Hamilton Melby

Fort de la Chartreuse abandoned military base belgium

Fort de la Chartreuse

Fort de la Chartreuse abandoned military base belgium, the fort was built by the Dutch between 1817 and 1823 to defend the city of Liège, from 1914-1918 it was occupied by the Germans and used as a military prison, they later used it again between 1940-1944.

Fort de la Chartreuse main building © David Hamilton Melby
Fort de la Chartreuse main building

The fort was completely abandoned in 1988 by the Belgium army. The fort is easily accessible from the front gates which was open at the time of my visit.

The entrance of Fort de la Chartreuse, during my visit the gates where open, and by the looks of the compound it is possible to acces the grounds from more than one location. This is one of the biggest abandoned sites I have visited, the biggest being the Beelitz Heilstätten

Fort de la Chartreuse military base belgium main entrance © David Hamilton Melby
Fort de la Chartreuse main entrance

Since there are no loger people taking care of this place, the building and it’s interior are being eaten away by nature, several places inside the building the floor has come down making further exploration impossible, but ground level is easy accessible.

Fort de la Chartreuse military base belgium entrance © David Hamilton Melby
Fort de la Chartreuse entrance

There are a lot of tunnels and long hallways on the Fort de la Chartreuse military base belgium, some leading to places where I was not able to go.

Fort de la Chartreuse military base belgium hallway first floor © David Hamilton Melby
Fort de la Chartreuse hallway first floor
Fort de la Chartreuse military base belgium decaying hallway ground level © David Hamilton Melby
Fort de la Chartreuse decaying hallway ground level
Fort de la Chartreuse military base belgium hallway ground level © David Hamilton Melby
Fort de la Chartreuse hallway ground level

Considering the location of Fort de la Chartreuse one would expect more damage caused by vandalism, but this is not the case, Fort de la Chartreuse is actually in really good shape except for the damage caused by mother nature…

Fort de la Chartreuse military base belgium main building © David Hamilton Melby
Fort de la Chartreuse main building

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