Peppermint Powerplant -
The plant was purpose built to aid a neighboring paper mill, which closed at the same time as the power plant.
It contains a single Siemens set, which looks great in peppermint green. This was a fairly quick walk around because the place is so small, I didn't even take many photos, although it's a really nice little power station.
Visited with @AndyK! and @Kriegaffe9
The history of the building already begun in the 1850s. Originally, a wood factory was built on the property, which was destroyed by a fire in the second half of the 19th century. Then there was a brewery with a restaurant, later a holiday home / recreation home of the “Trade Union Confederation”.
The hotel, located near to a swimming pool in the forest, opened in the mid-1990s.
Last guest reviews on the Internet report about unfriendly staff, bad food and unhygienic conditions. That might have been one of the reasons why the hotel was finally closed about 10 years ago.
This was a solo venture while on a recent trip to Berlin. It's around 60km outside the city so it's a pain to reach by public transport but big enough to spend a few hours once you get there. The buildings are pretty empty but there are a few cool Soviet murals dotted around and very little graffiti. I'm a bit vague on the history of this one but here's a bit I translated from Wiki.
The Fliegerhorst Jüterbog-Damm was an airfield and flying school used by German air forces during WWI (Luftstreitkräfte) & WWII (Luftwaffe). The site was used as an artillery-flying station from 1914 to 1918 for the Luftstreitkräfte. After the end of WWI the installations were demilitarised according to the peace treaty of Versailles, since this prohibited the operation of an air force. The Fliegerhorst was massively expanded from 1934/35, under the direction of the German architect Max Cetto. There were six large hangars in the north of the airport. Behind were other business and accommodation buildings. As early as 1934, the Jüterbog bomber flying school was based here, which was later renamed Kampferliegerschule Jüterbog and Kampfliegerlehrgang Jüterbog. Further aircraft training regiments, aircraft pilot schools as well as a local reconnaissance school were located here until 1945. Foillowing the end of WWII the site was occupied by Soviet forces until 1994 when it was handed back to the German government.
1. Entrance cabin
3. Part of the site is currently being used by a logging company
4. Unsure what this may have been, perhaps part of a gas station
5. A small bunker with a grass roof hidden in the trees
7. A small sub station inside
10. Another strange looking structure
11. Turned out to be the back corner of this massive aircraft hangar, now being used by a farmer
13. Interesting mound in the farmer's field
14. Once a tank emplacement
15. Some scribbles in a nearby outbuilding
16. Soviet instructional posters
20. Back to the main site another small bunker lurking in the bushes
21. Not much of interest inside, just a corridor of small rooms
22. Collapsed hall
23. The main building
The villa from the Wilhelminian period was built in 1874 - 1880 on the site of a former farm. In the following years, various industrialists lived there.
Later in use as a museum, 1945 as a Soviet hospital. After the Second World War the Villa was the seat of the Institute for Teacher Training.
Abandoned since 1996, the building will be demolished soon.