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  1. The funeral carriage is in the side building of an empty, abandoned industrial hall. I don't know why, I have no information about this place. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
  2. Visited on two occasions with a non-member. The first time round, we spent more time on the East side and completely missed the bunkers. We heard diggers and machinery, but never saw any hi-vis types. There were a fair few explorers milling about though, which gave it a sort of Upwood (but not as crap) vibe. My mate wanted to get a taste of the 'Eastern' weather. Safe to say it was pretty dismal this winter, although he avoided the worst of the snow in January. There was plenty of sludge and mud to go around though On our second visit we managed to get to the bunkers, but found that they were deceptively sealed. We saw less people this time round and realised that much more of the site is now rubble than we originally thought. Considering in its heyday it had over 500 buildings, I'd say there are only now a few dozen of the bigger ones left. We nearly bumped into the demo crew on site a couple of times, but the beauty of this site is that it's so big and there are so many places to hide that they're never going to catch you. Was it worth visiting? For sure. It feels like I've ticked another one off the list and the murals and size of the place really are the redeeming elements to an otherwise bland and fooked Cold War derp. Will it be worth visiting in the future? I very much doubt it. I think within a few months it will have had it, sadly. That said, I don't think the bunkers are going anywhere at least, so I'll keep an eye on them with regards to internal access when I pass by in future. My photos don't do any justice to the scale of the place. For that a drone would definitely be useful. The videos probably give more of an idea of the 'geography' of it all. Anyway on with the photos... Rubbish dump. The Soviets very often dumped their rubbish in pits. This is evident all over East Germany. We found old gas masks, NBC overshoes, milk churns, boot polish, the lot! We bumped into a super-bait, full camo clad German and his missus in this building. Steps in the cinema. One of many small, buried buildings in the woods. Writing on the door. Warhead bunker. Bunged up door. Didn't seem worth digging out as all the other doors were welded from the other side it seemed. Lenin mural... More murals... Videos. Includes other assorted East German and Polish derps from the past couple of months. May contain the odd angry Gopnik and Fietsopa quote or two. Ace couple of weekends all-in-all. Big ups and thanks to DD for providing decent company and lulz. Thanks for looking, SJ.
  3. Formerly, a barracks of the German Army was on the 610 m high hill. Later the area was in use by the US military. The directional antennas at the lattice tower were removed in 2007. Unfortunately a lot of trash and vandalism today, but still some nice details. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 A small part of the area is still active and in use.
  4. The small chapel is idyllically situated on the hillside. Standing at the foot of the hill, the building is almost invisble. Thanks to the season, the knowing eye is able to spot the chapel between the sparse vegetation. Following up the slope for few minutes, a small weather-beaten wall appears. Climibing up the wall, there´s a small, overgrown path to follow. Inside the chapel it´s silent. Peaceful. The roof is full of holes - traces of the ravages of time. Ivy climbs steadily through the biggest of them. There´s still a large crucifix on the wall. The detailed depiction of Jesus is still in an unbelievable excellent condition. While Jesus looks as good as new, everything around him is decaying relentlessly. Unfortunately, I hardly have any information about the chapel. Old commemorative plaques testify that the chapel was probably errected by a local noble family. The building should be far more than 100 years old by now.
  5. Visited with @Miss.Anthrope on a last minute trip to Germany to catch up with our friends @Andy & @MiaroDigital. Not my usual type of explore but there was some nice decay in here and everything left almost in a time capsule state so it made for some nice photos. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Thanks for looking
  6. The little house in the middle of a small town was found by chance by a colleague. She told me about it and a few days later we went there together. It's near to a pilgrimage route, therefore the name. Judging by the year on a newspaper, it may have been inhabited until the beginning / middle of the 2000s. The door was open and so access was very easy. Inside, unfortunately, there were hardly any furnishings. But at least an old sewing machine, a cross, a blue staircase and a peacock butterfly still offered a few photogenic subjects. The floors were completely removed. Possibly it was originally intended to renovate the house and this plan wasn't completed; Or the wooden boards were used elsewhere after leaving. I don't know... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
  7. Not sure wether or not this fits perfectly in the "military" section but it's close enough. Hey ! I'm an explorer in Frankfurt germany and have had the chance to explore and infiltrate a huge abandonned police station in dowtown frankfurt. The building was abandonned in 2002 and what makes it really unique is the fact that it lies within the city and the skyscrapers, it gives it a special contrast between the lifelessness of the abandonned site and the busy streets and life going on in downtown frankfurt. Here is a link to a youtube video of my visit and a photo of the front of the building ! (note that i do not own the photo it belongs to the site The video of my exploration, check it out ! :
  8. The history of this railway line begins in the 19th century. In 1927 the tunnel with a length of 481 meters was completed. After financial problems, the route was officially inaugurated on 5. November 1932 - 65 years had passed from the first idea to the completion of the railway line. The construction had cost around seven million reichsmarks, hundreds of workers had been rewarded, dozens were injured, two of them deadly. In Second World War, the railway line was heavily damaged by bombs in 1944, but returned to operation in 1949. In 1976, the Federal Ministry of Transport finally ordered the permanent suspension of the passenger train service. Until 1988, the line was only used for goods transports and finally shut down in the same year. It was already my fourth visit of this place - because the railway tunnel isn't far away from me. So it's easy to go there again and again and show it to others (visited with two non-members). 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
  9. The ball room was part of an accommodation with restaurant and bowling alley. Built at the end of the 19th century, the building is in a very poor condition today and hardly to save anymore. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  10. Inside of the abandoned, very damp hotel grew mosses, ferns and other plants. Based on the decay, it must have been closed many years ago. Visited with @The_Raw, @Miss.Anthrope and @MiaroDigital. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
  11. The tomb contains the bones of an industrialist and his wife. The industrialist already died in the 1920s, but the mausoleum was only built in the mid-1950s. The bones were then relocated there. Although unfortunately locked, but still a nice exterior view. Visited with @The_Raw, @Miss.Anthrope and @MiaroDigital 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  12. A small summer cottage with nice decay in the middle of the woods. Nothing known about its history. Visited with @The_Raw , @Miss.Anthrope and @MiaroDigital. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
  13. The ballroom was part of an inn. It already existed in the 19th century. I don't know when it was closed. The decay was very nice, but floors and ceilings were partially already very broken. By the way, the sunrays in the pics 4 & 5 are real and not a fake via photoshop. I merely helped and swirled the dust from the floor to make the light beams visible. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
  14. A small underground cistern in Germany. Unfortunately, I have no information about the architectural history or how long it was in use. Visited with @The_Raw, @Miss.Anthrope and @MiaroDigital. 1 2 3 4 5 6
  15. Visited with a non forum member - This hospital is part of a large former military camp which was taken over by the Red Army in 1945 until they left in 1990. Since then it has sat empty, slowly decaying. In my time I've happily wandered around many abandoned places with no bother including 4 different asylums on my own but, I'm not kidding this place really gave me the creeps. Evidence on the walls of the unmistakable Soviet presence once here - Till next seeing you!
  16. During a little trip trough Germany last year, we've visited this former Military airport. In WWII the Nazi's used it as a training camp for the German Air Force. In 1945 the Russians took it over, now it's abandoned since 1994 Some feedback is welcome, 'cause I'm not sattisfied with all the pictures. #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10
  17. Germany

    I don´t have much information about the small brewery which is located in the south of Germany. The current owner is a guy from England, who disappeared some years ago. Since then, the building has been left to decay. The story hit some headlines in the local newspapers. Small, but I loved it anyway!
  18. The mausoleum is the burial site of a baron (died in the late 19th century). The building is located on a hill in the middle of the forest. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  19. The former inn with a ballroom was already built at the end of the 19th century. After the closure in the 1990s, the building became more and more ruined. The rest of the building was completely stripped and empty, so no photos from other rooms. Unfortunately, I couldn't find an old interior shot, when the ballroom was still in use. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  20. A secluded village with only a few houses. On the edge of the street: an abandoned hotel with swimming pool. Unfortunately, I know nothing about the history. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
  21. The old Soviet military camp is one of my favourite ones in Germany. It was built during the Nazi era and later used by the Red Army. After the fall of the Iron Curtain and the withdrawal of the Soviet troops from the former German Democratic Republic (GDR), the area has been abandoned. I´ve visited this place three times so far, because I´ve been so deeply fascinated by still finding so many authentical remnants of the past, and I´m sure there´s still more to explore.
  22. The building from the 18th century was later used as a hotel and finally as a psychiatric hospital. It's abandoned for about 10 years. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
  23. The UAC Faustficken Gamel Jaeger Reunion Tour Part of a long weekend's trip with @Conrad and a non member. When I moved to Poland a few months back, with the adventures winding down and life drastically slowing in pace, I suggested that the crew should all meet up in Berlin over the Christmas period. The idea went down well and with Konrad sourcing the accommodation it became a dead cert trip. Konrad sorted, organised and led the entirety of this trip, so big ups to the Ballz man - we couldn't have done it without you! Konrad travelled from the North of England by plane, DD from the South East by plane and me from North West Poland by bus. We were quite limited on time, because Dick Derpin had to go back to work on the Monday. With that in mind we frantically tried to cram in as much as possible over the two days we had as a complete crew. I had an extra day and a half after DD left, so me and Konrad tried to get some other stuff done but without much success. What with the terrorist attack being so close to us and locking down the city, it pretty much quashed any hopes of doing anything bait and inner-city in the end anyway. Fatigue, hunger, cold and bad kebabs wrecked us over the few days we spent yomping across Berlin, with it later transpiring that DD sustained a pretty serious injury to his leg probably whilst climbing a ton of stairs trying to get onto a hotel tower roof. The Chemiewerk's been around since 1899 and originally operated as a cement works. During WWII it produced Bauxite for the Nazis and after the war produced phosphate products for agriculture and eventually went belly up. The place has been used as a film set and was featured in the film Enemy at the Gates. It was the biggest site we did whilst in Germany. Our first visit was short lived. As soon as we got into the main hall, we heard noises and saw smoke. We made our way in a bit further and found some kids/photographers in there with dirtbikes and smoke bombs with zero concept of keeping shit on the down low... Thirty minutes later and secca turns up to flush the kids out, me and DD are mooching on the ground and Konrad is up on the high stuff, so me and DD bolt it and find a way out through the fence and hide across the train tracks, eventually regrouping with Konrad. We retreated to the museum grounds on the other side and watched secca, before calling it a day. A couple of days later me and Konrad end up going back, this time without pesky kids ruining the vibe and getting us rumbled. On the approach... Dick Derpin on the ground. Ballz hits the high stuff. Silos. Vaping n mooching. Getting to the high stuff. Decent views from the top and a good place to hide from hi-vis types. Video. The place is a shell, but immense and satisfyingly Eastern looking. Thoroughly enjoyed this one, it was well worth getting cold and damp for. I didn't get a huge amount of photos, but the lads will provide some of the halls and what not with any luck. Big ups to DD and Konrad. Thanks for the looking.
  24. Hey all, today i finished my set from a very nice Hotel. Decay on a high level... 1. Hotel green garden 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 2. Hotel green garden 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 3. Hotel green garden 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 4. Hotel green garden 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 5. Hotel green garden 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 6. Hotel green garden 06 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 7. Hotel green garden 07 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 8. Hotel green garden 08 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 9. Hotel green garden 09 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 10. Hotel green garden 10 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 11. Hotel green garden 11 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 12. Hotel green garden 12 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 13. Hotel green garden 13 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 14. Hotel green garden 14 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 15. Hotel green garden 15 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 16. Hotel green garden 16 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 17. Hotel green garden 17 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 18. Hotel green garden 18 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr 19. Hotel green garden 19 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
  25. Germany

    The old sanatorium was once used as recreation home for staff of a well-known German company. At the beginning of the 20th century, the building was donated by the daughter of the company founder to the spa town X. It has been abandoned since the early 1990's. The building is now in a heavy state of decay. Yet, there are some plans to revitalize the area. While exploring that place I also made new friends... This fellow suddenly just sat right in front of me...:


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