27.08.2018

Hotel "Polesie" in Pripyat

"Polesie" 

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Unfulfilled plans
     Hotel "Polesie", was built in the 1970s, for guests of the city of Pripyat. It is located in the very center of the city, and is part of a complex of buildings, which includes the Energetik Palace of Culture, a department store, a restaurant and more. According to the project, on the last, 7th floor of the hotel there should have been a cafe with a summer terrace and an observation platform over the city and the Chernobyl station. From where the beautiful panoramas opened, and visitors could admire the beauties of Pripyat from such a romantic place. But the plans did not materialize.

 

The role of Polesie during the liquidation of the Chernobyl accident
     The true purpose of the hotel was during the liquidation of the accident. Probably, it was destined so. In 1986, the hotel had a dosimetric post, and the military lived. Hotel "Polesie" served as the information headquarters, coordinating the work of aviation services. It was on this roof, from where the fourth block was clearly visible, academics and the military leadership, helicopters were adjusted that dumped sand, clay and lead into the flaming reactor. The sand was typed in the city, near the Pripyat pier. Rumor has it that in 1986 Mikhail Gorbachev (party general secretary / president) stayed at the hotel, who came to check the progress of work in Chernobyl. After the liquidation of the accident, the building was abandoned.

 

Current state
     The hotel building itself was not well preserved, sometimes there are furniture leftovers, you can find your own atmosphere here. For example, in one of the rooms on the second floor, a famous tree grows through the floor. Probably, the most famous view of the arms of the sixteen-story buildings opens from the summer terrace, which was never opened, now a birch is growing. According to the stories, over the years, a German comes here and takes pictures of this birch from the same angle. He photographs the process of life in the city of death. Now the Polesie hotel, like many other buildings in Pripyat, is in disrepair, therefore, an official ban on entry to the buildings is in force in the Chernobyl zone. We do not recommend entering buildings on your own and traveling through the Chernobyl exclusion zone only with an official guide.

     On the building of the Polesie Hotel, famous graffiti is painted - "Shadows of Hiroshima", which depict shadows from people burned during the outbreak of a nuclear explosion.

     The hotel appears in one of the locations in the game "S.T.A.L.K.E.R" and "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare", so fans of computer games will definitely recognize this place as one of the key locations of cult games.

 

Excursions and tours to the Chernobyl exclusion zone


     If you have long wanted to visit the Chernobyl zone and the city of Pripyat, then you just need to choose the appropriate date and sign up in the calendar of tours. Even if friends (foreigners) have come to you, do not worry, for such cases you can buy an urgent tour to Chernobyl. You can familiarize yourself with our options for one-day and multi-day tours to the Chernobyl zone and choose the most suitable format for a group or individually (private) tour. If you go with us on a tour, you will hear the exciting stories of our guides who have been exploring the secrets of the Chernobyl zone for many years. There is a unique opportunity to take pictures of sunsets in Pripyat, look at the city from a bird's eye view, explore the city at night, visit unusual places in Pripyat, get acquainted with the NPP control panel, go to the city of Pripyat - Slavutich, tell the secrets of the super-secret town Chernobyl-2 , which is not on any map. We recommend renting a personal dosimeter - a device for measuring background radiation, which will constantly inform you about the level of radiation conditions in the area where you are. In memory of visiting the Chernobyl zone, you can buy souvenirs from us. For our guests, we provide a special “tourist kit” which includes: water, wet and dry wipes, company leaflet, respirator. Follow the instructions of the attendant, be careful and careful when walking. Thank you for choosing CHERNONYL ADVENTURE for your trip.