“I climbed into bed, wide awake and full of
dreams.” - Photo by Jan Bommes
"This one was unexpected. We were on a trip through Denmark that had been only half successful until we found this place. It looked unspectacular from the outside, but we really fell in love with it once we were inside.
What we found was some of the most beautiful natural decay that I have ever seen. There was no obvious vandalism, only what appears to be at least fifty to sixty years of abandonement. When we found the two bedrooms with the straw beds, the reddish walls kind of glowing in a bit of sunlight that the late afternoon was shining upon this location, we all felt that the day had been a success."
This large depot was built by the Wehrmacht between 1939 and 1941. There are two areas - the main depot and the auxiliary depot. Both are about the same size of
around 20 hectares. The photos on this page are from the main depot and the administration.
From 1941 until 1945, it was used as a depot for uniforms and other materials the German army needed. After the war, it was as a supply depot by the Soviet Armed Forces. Since the withdrawal of the Soviets in 1991, the buildings are abandoned.
As the central suplly depot for their armed forces in Germany, it was used to store clothing, spare parts and other materials. Uniforms were.....(more)
In the late 19th and the early 20th century, the glorification of Bismarck led to many communities and private people build so-called Bismarck-Columns of Bismarck-Towers to honor the German politician. This is one of them. This tower lies in the East of the the state of Schleswig-Holstein on top of a hill near a lake. A businessman from Hamburg had bought the premises around 1890 and had the tower constructed in 1910. The tower was built on an artificial plateau which can be reached over 14 steps from the northeastern side. The tower measures 6 meters in diameter and originally was 26 meters high - a dome-shaped buildup which held a fire-bowl, is missing. At a height of 22 meters is an observation platform that can be reached by a stairwell on the inside...(more)
After our exploration of the Insane Asylum, Freddy and I drove to our next spot - a former Soviet military airfield. Some of you may know the place as the area of
the annual "Fusion Festival" which is being held here since 1997 using twelve hardened aircraft shelters as stages.
The larger part of the airfield however has been turned into an airpark, and a lot of the shelters are still unused, and we wanted to check those out.
We got lucky with the weather - as soon as we got there, the clouds cleared and the sun came out to shine on...a lot of old airplanes! There is a small museum on the area, which doesn't seem to have been open for quite some time. There was a note on the door saying that it is closed due to illness, but the state of the exhibits....(more)