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.
A small part of the area is still active and in use.
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.
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.
Vaping n mooching.
Getting to the high stuff.
Decent views from the top and a good place to hide from hi-vis types.
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.
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!