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  1. Nice one, saw this on facey a while ago
  2. Yes mate, and got eaten alive by bugs!
  3. In 1910 a garrison of the Imperial German Army was established at the Waldstadt section of the Wünsdorf community. By the First World War in 1914 it had become Europe’s largest military base. During World War I it was the site of several prisoner-of-war camps, including the "crescent camp" (Halbmondlager) for Muslim fighters of the Triple Entente, where the first wooden mosque in Germany was erected. From 1939 to 1945, Wünsdorf hosted the underground headquarters of the German Wehrmacht (OKW) and Army's High Command (OKH). After World War II the area became a Soviet military camp, the largest outside Russia, until 1990. Since then it has been returned to civilian use. You can actually pay the security guards 15 Euros to take a wander around here but we chose to sneak in instead and try our luck. It just so happened it was our lucky day as there was a nude photo shoot taking place, so all the doors were wide open! Result! Anyway, on with the photos. Wünsdorf HQ 1. Haus der Offiziere (Officers’ House). Unfortunately we didn't see inside here as security was onto us before we had a chance (cue much hiding....) 2. Statue of Lenin 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. This is where the naked girl appeared from randomly! 11. Plant room valves labelled in Russian 12. Theatre Entrance 13. 14. 15. Still kept in stunning condition 16. Hospital 17. Some nice natural decay inside here 18. 19. 20. Russian newspapers were pasted onto the walls underneath the paintwork throughout 21. 22. 23. The doors were padded both inside and out along this corridor. Perhaps a secure ward. 24. Maybach & Zeppelin Bunkers 25. Maybach I was built in 1937 and became operational in 1939 as the threat of war loomed. The complex consisted of twelve three-storey buildings above ground designed to look from the air like local housing, and two floors of interlinked bunkers with two-foot thick walls below. Deeper in the subterranean levels of Maybach I, there were wells for drinking water and plumbing, air-filter systems for protection against gas attacks, and diesel engines to keep the system operational. Later in the Second World War, the site was further camouflaged by the use of netting. During 1945 the site was heavily bombed by both the British and Americans. 26. The entrances were all partially destroyed by the Russians in 1946 to make the bunkers ineffective for military use so we had to scramble underneath this mess of twisted steel and collapsed rocks to gain access. 27. Inside the walls were filthy from fire and smoke damage. 28. The ring tunnel connecting all the Maybach bunkers was backfilled so we were only able to walk a few hundred metres in any direction before we reached a dead end. 29. Russian scribbles cover the walls and ceiling throughout 30. Handy that someone has placed these beer crates as stepping stones over an oil spillage 31. 32. 32. Another small bunker a couple of hundred metres away. 33. This small entrance leads to a much larger interior 34. 35. One of the entrances to the Zeppelin bunker, a highly modern underground communications centre which had walls up to 3.2 meters thick and a 1 metre shell around it. The Nazis’ entire second world war campaign was guided from the Zeppelin bunker, providing direct contact through telex to the fronts at Stalingrad, France, Holland and even Africa. Constructed in 1937 it was one of the largest newsgathering hubs in operation during the Second World War. The Zeppelin bunker later formed part of the Soviet Cold war era installations in Wünsdorf under the name Ranet. Further bunker installations were subsequently added to house the central command and communications functions of the Soviet army in the GDR. The bunker grounds were demilitarised following the closing of the army base in 1994, when the last Russian troops left Germany 36. Unfortunately the bunker was sealed beyond this blast door and we ran out of time. We will be back! Thanks for looking
  4. Other

    Hahaha love it! There's the makings of a love story in this
  5. UK

    Thanks boys and girls x
  6. Germany

    Nice. Is this your new bed Andy?
  7. Krampnitz Kaserne was a military training complex built by the Germans in 1937. It was used for the training of Nazi troops until the end of the Second World War. The Germans evacuated the barracks on April 26, 1945. A day later it was taken over by Soviet troops who had immediately taken control of the area. The 35th Guards Motor Rifle Division was then stationed here until its abandonment in 1992, after the Dissolution of the Soviet Union. The whole complex consists of more than 50 buildings, mostly accommodation and storage, though it also includes an officers' club, a basketball court, a theatre and much more. Movies such as Enemy at the Gates, Inglourious Basterds, The Monuments Men, and Valkyrie shot scenes here. I came here on my own as I couldn't get any of the other lazy fuckers out of bed. I was pretty glad as it happens as I quite enjoy exploring on my own. You get round places far quicker and your senses are heightened so it can be a bit more intense. They weren't bothered anyway, they got to lie in and have kebabs for breakfast. Anyway, this was my third trip to Berlin, and although my previous two trips were fun, they were pretty boozy affairs so I didn't get much done. This time I was on a proper mission. For me these old German military sites are fascinating. To think that this place was full of Nazi troops during WWII is pretty mind blowing in itself, but even more so when you see the size of it in person. Some of the buildings are easily accessible but don't have much to offer. The more interesting buildings have been sealed pretty well but there are still ways inside for the most part. Here's some photos. 1. 2. I think this was the officers' club. Lots of grand grand rooms inside but looking a bit worse for wear now. 3. 4. 5. 6. This staircase sits underneath the famous Nazi eagle mosaic. I didn't have long here as I heard voices and people entering the building through a locked door. 7. Unfortunately however the eagle mosaic has been completely covered up with plaster. I was pretty disappointed by this but I needn't have worried as Krampnitz has tons more interesting stuff if you keep looking. You can see the eagle mural here on an old report > 8. Back outside I spotted this building through the trees 9. A basketball court / gym hall 10. I wonder if this was part of a school for children, as families spent years living here. 11. 12. 13. This small theatre was quite interesting. Only a couple of rows of seating remain. 14. 15. 16. I spotted some old German writing (siegen oder siberia) under the peely paint which translates into English as 'Victory or Siberia' 17. 18. 19. 20. There's a lot of crap graff all over the place unfortunately, I chose to avoid photographing it for the most part. These are some of the better examples I found. 21. 22. 23. Just when I thought I was done I stumbled across this grand old theatre. 24. On hearing voices approaching I made my way out and narrowly avoided bumping into a couple of men with the keys to the building. They weren't dressed like security but I didn't fancy hanging around after that. 25. Finally, some old Soviet signs and murals I found on the outside of the buildings. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. I'd like to go back and find the rest of these as I missed a large chunk of the site so there must be tons more. Thanks for looking.
  8. Some stonking pics you got there mate
  9. Looks pretty immaculate considering it shut in 2009, nice one
  10. UK

    Looks like there is demo work going on inside anyway in one of your pics
  11. Exactly what my thoughts were, especially seeing as they removed practically all the existing features. But there are no photos anywhere online of what existed previously.
  12. Another eventful evening with @Miss.Anthrope. Things didn't end well here, we were caught by an extremely angry security guard with a baseball bat (inscribed 'Mr Happy'....) and the police got called out. To be honest it really wasn't worth the hassle, renovation is well under way now and they've thoroughly stripped the place of all it's glory. It's been derelict for a number of years but has always been well sealed. This partly explains why there are no interior photos anywhere online, which is a shame because it was clearly an amazing building until recently. The 'no photo policy' (whatever one of those is....) which security highlighted to us numerous times may also be partly to blame. This was what he was super pissed about, the possibility that someone might post photos online and break the 'no photo policy' that he's protected for so many years without fail. We bullshitted that we hadn't even taken any photos yet so were eventually allowed on our way. Sadly the only decent feature left was the gothic staircase with stained glass windows but even that was covered up. I've cobbled together a few other pics to make a report but I definitely wouldn't bother coming here. About 90% of the building is stripped back to the bricks, there was barely anything to photograph. I will add some more history and stuff at a later date once renovations have been completed. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Thanks for looking
  13. Cheers @hamtagger, it took a while to find the decent bits but worth it in the end
  14. Updated July 2017. Went back, found a nice hall.
  15. Really nicely captured @Andy, you always find the spiders don't you

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