It is undoubtedly the largest abandoned car cemetery in Europe or the world. In a forest in Sweden, almost 1000 vehicles are abandoned. We reveal all the secrets of this wonderful place.
We are used to car plus to tell you stories of abandoned cars. Cars wasting away inside a garage or literally in the middle of nature, at the mercy of weather conditions. Generally, the number of cars on the same site ranges from a few vehicles to a few dozen vehicles for biggest finds.
Here, we do not count tens, but well in hundreds ! The cemetery of Bastnäs is located in the forest of Warmland, in Sweden, not far from the border norwegian.
It is in this setting apocalyptic than almost a thousand of cars American, French, Italian years 40, 50, 60 rot. Some still have almost all their parts. Others where only the carcass remains. Moss grows on the hood of some of them. There are even some where TREE has pushed in the box. No wonder when it’s over 30 to 50 years old they don’t move an inch.
Nothing has yet been confirmed and it is not said that we will one day learn the truth on this mysterious place. Rumors claim that the American armythe day after the Second World Warait abandoned his cars in this forest.
Today, this cemetery would belong to two brothers of the region that would live on the property. The latter do not seem to be bothered by the arrival of the various visitors, whether they are photographers or just curious.
On the other hand, beware of thieves who would like to come and help themselves on their land. According to Atlasobscura, on one of the buildings on the property, these words below were scribbled on three seat covers:
“This car graveyard is private property. You can still watch, take pictures, but do NOT remove parts. Do not destroy or disturb this place in any way. If you open a car door, close it again so that the next visitor has the same experience as you!! FYI: after around thirty burglaries this year I’m fed up! I made traps in the buildings, so if you’re hurt or die, I do not care ! Remember that in this place, no one can hear you scream… »
Reassuring isn’t it? No you’re not dreaming, you’re not in a book Stephen King.
As you will have understood, this site remains a private property. On the other hand, we do not know how, the cemetery of Bastnäs sits on TripAdvisor in category Monuments & Points of interest.
It’s up to you to see if you want to drop by if you pass through the region.
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