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Frequently Asked Questions

Thanks to the premium membership, you save a lot of time when planning your visit to industrial, military and abandoned heritage. You get access to a wealth of information from hundreds of locations across Europe. These frequently asked questions list all the information.

What types of locations will I find here? 

On you discover: 

  • Industrial heritage: coal mines, railways, blast furnaces, canals, locks, textile factories, water towers, power plants, etc.
  • Dark tourism or military places with a dark side such as trenches, battefields, bunkers and launch installations from the First and Second World Wars, the Cold War, relics of the Atlantikwall, etc.
  • Abandoned places: ghost villages, swimming pools, religious heritage, useless infrastructure, etc.

Which countries can I find locations from? currently has more than 250 stories from all over Europe, with new locations added every month. The stories come from the United Kingdom, Iceland, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, among others.

What practical information becomes visible?

Depending on the location, you will receive:

  • the address and any public transport nearby,
  • GPS coordinates of the location,
  • what exactly there is to see and how you can visit it,
  • what other attractions you will find nearby,
  • a detailed map showing the location,
  • links to interesting websites with more information and
  • walking and cycling node nearby (for some Belgian locations) and other routes.

What do you read in the travel guide?

After becoming a premium member, you can download the free Hidden Tourism Travel Guide 2024 with 10 hand-picked destinations off the beaten track across Europe:

  • Discover military tracks, repurposed coal mines and abandoned buildings in France, Iceland, the UK, Belgium, Germany,...
  • Get all the practical information (addresses, GPS-coordinates, etc.) to prepare your visit. 
  • Handy PDF to print or to consult from your smartphone or tablet. 
  • 34 pages packed with historical information.

What information can you see on the heritage maps?

  • The maps are available via Open Street Maps. You can choose between different views (standard view, satellite view and topographic maps). You can zoom in and out at all locations.
  • The global heritage map contains hundreds of monuments, military and industrial relics in Germany, France, Belgium, the UK, Iceland, Italy, etc. 
  • Via the Open Street Map, you can click through to the heritage story about the location and read all practical information.
  • All thematic and regional pages offer filtered maps with only the locations of that particular region or theme.

How does the payment work?

Your payment is secured and provided by Mollie. You can choose between payment with debet or credit card. The payment gives you access to the premium services for one year. Your premium access will not be automatically extended after it has expired.

How do I apply for premium access?

  1. Go to the member page, add a membership to your cart and checkout.
  2. Create your account (only your emailaddress and password are mandatory to create an account).
  3. After your payment you can, you have access to all extra services.

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