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Kaserne Krampnitz, Germany - June 2017

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. 

 

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2. I think this was the officers' club. Lots of grand grand rooms inside but looking a bit worse for wear now.

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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. 

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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 >

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8. Back outside I spotted this building through the trees

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9. A basketball court / gym hall

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10. I wonder if this was part of a school for children, as families spent years living here.

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13. This small theatre was quite interesting. Only a couple of rows of seating remain.

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16. I spotted some old German writing (siegen oder siberia) under the peely paint which translates into English as 'Victory or Siberia' 

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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. 

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23. Just when I thought I was done I stumbled across this grand old theatre.

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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.

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25. Finally, some old Soviet signs and murals I found on the outside of the buildings.  

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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.  

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Thanks for looking.

 

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I like the look of this place, some nice art in there too along with the decay. Nicely shot

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Lovely mate 

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Really like 4 & 11 :thumb Some really nice detailed features too. Not too shabby really either, graf isnt too bad either :thumb 

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Very nice that mate, as you say sometimes you can't beat a solo mooch. 

Really like those old soviet murals and artworks. 

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Great set. I especially like the ceiling in 2 & 3 and the floor of the gym hall in 9.

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Thanks boys and girls x

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