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- Jun 3, 2019
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Ok bit of brief back story. I haven't been overseas for around 20yr but with the girlfriends son living in the stunning world heritage site that is Bamberg the opportunity was too good to miss.
so a roadtrip was planned staying a few nights in Belgium, then to bamberg then on to Metz.
this wasn't a exploring trip but would of been rude not to slip a few in (which turned into quite a lot in metz but ill get on to that one day)
I reached out to a few guys on here & other forums & have to say amongst other things this trip has restored my faith in the urbex community, everyone I spoke to was unbelievably helpful, however Bamberg seems to be a big black hope on everyone's maps, mainly due to the whole city being a world heritage site so not much stays abandoned there for long.
Knowing I wouldn't have much time here anyway I just followed up on this one lead & think its rather decent. aside from that I cant find more than 2 stand alone pics on the net of this place!
Unfortunately this also means I couldn't find a damn bit of info on these sheds, but heres a bit of general site history.
The Bamberg–Rottendorf railway is a two-track electrified main line railway in the German state of Bavaria. It is about 100 kilometres long and was built by the Royal Bavarian State Railways as part of the Ludwig's Western Railway (German: Ludwigs-West-Bahn) from Bamberg via Haßfurt and Schweinfurt to Würzburg. Between Bamberg and Schweinfurt, the line runs largely along the Main river. The line was opened in sections between 1852 and 1854 and is one of the oldest railways in Germany.
i was apprehensive tbh, not being able to streetview anything, no time for a reccie, a foreign country with "morgen" being the only thing in my newly acquired German vocabulary & me completely misunderstanding sunrise time & getting there in pitch black.
When I arrived I could see a tower crane, am I too late? It dosent appear that much has changed from the only internet pic I can find aside from a bit more graff.
the expected palisade fence wasn't present but rather the German equivalent made from box section that pretty much anyone could climb so I was in scrambling about in pitch black.
There are 2 cemi circular sheds here, the first one has been stripped bare but has a rather nice turntable with wooden operating huts still fairly in tact so this was the main point of interest.
this side was pretty overlooked so I was glad for the dark cover & was happy using long exposures
After a brief light paint on this last pic with phone I darted to the shed, & was alarmed to see... a train! not sure why I found this such a surprise given the location lol
shame this has been graffed up so much tbh
On the the second shed which was more in tact but the turntable was long gone. this was also more hidden from the houses though the main line runs 10 ft past the windows. I could spend a bit more time in here allowing it to get light.
these boxes contained hundreds if not thousands of what appered to be concrete core samples, very odd.
thanks for looking