How to find legal urbex locations


Urban exploring often involves entering buildings without permission, which is usually illegal. However, there are numerous legal urbex sites that one can visit with the owner’s consent. While some may be accessible for free, most require a fee.

How to find legal urbex locations?

  • Photo travels

    There are companies that offer urbex trips and travels. The most famous is the German, where you can book many trips. Other sites you can visit are this one, or this one. Some travel agencies also offer urbex holidays. I went to Spitsbergen with and to Armenia with Hanzebeeld.

  • Visit a museum

    There are many museums that offer a realistic view on old industry. For example Blegny Mine and Beringen Mine. Here are some legal sites I visited.

  • Industriekultur

    In Germany there are many sites that offer tours along and through old industrial sites. Old steel factories are now parks, old rail tracks are biking lanes. Check out these sites and visit parks like Landschaftspark Duisburg, Zollverein, Völklinger Hutte and Brikettfabrik Knappenrode. Click the links to my reports of these locations.

  • Chernobyl

    A great way to visit abandoned buildings is a trip to Chernobyl. I have been there several times, check my website for photos. Arrange your visit by a travel agency like this one, or this one.

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