The stage through the Baltic may be relatively short in terms of EuroVelo 13 as a whole, but it offers a remarkably wide range of landscapes, cultures and history, as well as the opportunity to discover three countries (and two capital cities) in quick succession. Although no wall or fence was constructed along this stretch during the Cold War, large areas of the coast were inaccessible military areas and have only been opened up again in recent years. Indeed, the route largely sticks to the attractive coastline and there are lots of reminders of the Cold War period, including radar equipment, military sites and memorials.