Exploring the Rotten Side of Germany

You might say I'm a collector. I collect rare objects. Facts, stories...I travel the roads of Germany seeking its heart.


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You cannot prevent and prepare for war at the same time. - Photo by Jan Bommes

Remains of a Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft cannon somewhere in the woods of Germany
Remains of a Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft cannon somewhere in the woods of Germany

"On our first longer tour this year, my wife and I met up with our long-time urbex-buddy and good friend Freddy from Nordgriller Urbex. On the first of the two days of touring, we were also joined by our friend Torsten from North Urbex, and we had ourselves a nice day of exploring which almost ended in disappointment after we didn't even find some of the Soviet bunkers we were looking for. But it all turned out well in the end, after we could finish the tour with this great find which I suppose are the remains of a Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft cannon. It lies buried in the woods on an old military area which is partly in use again. Lucky for us that we found a nice lady that conspired with us so we could at least check out some parts of the place, because she would have felt bad if we'd come all this way for nothing."


Galleries

Main Command Post of the East German Navy

Main Command Post of the East German Navy

These are the above-ground facilities of the abandoned main command post of the East German National People's Navy. The two-storey bunker, which used to be the center of this military installation, has been thoroughly sealed without the possibility of access. 

The bunker was equipped with all technical an other necessities and permanently manned by about 300 soldiers ready to take over the operational command and could be operated independently for more than 20 days. A maintenance crew secured the operational readiness. Above the ground, there were living quarters and a guard building, a transfromer station and a small car shelter. All buildings were completely invisible from the nearby main road, and the bunker couldn't be seen from the air....(more)

Office Building K.

Abandoned House in Denmark

There is no historical information reagarding this abandoned office building in Eastern Germany.....(more)




Video

Goin' Bunkers - Tour Review



Blog

Tour Report: The Gravel Pit

Published 2018-02-18

Abandoned Gravel Pit in Germany

The second day of out tour together with Freddy from Nordgriller Urbex took us to a region of Germany where we hadn't really explored before, so we were excited to see what our search for abandoned places would bring.

My mother-in-law was with us; she has been joining us for some tours over the past couple of years now and she's gotten more and more curious with every explore she was on.

We were lucky - the first spot that we had decided on was an open air location, and the weather was really nice. There were some clouds at first, but the sun started showing as soon as we pulled up towards the old gravel pit.....(more)


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Urban Ghosts Media

Avro Lancaster DV372 “Old Fred” (Preserved Forward Fuselage) (Mon, 19 Feb 2018)
Preserved at the Imperial War Museum Lambeth is the forward fuselage of Avro Lancaster bomber DV372/PO-F "Old Fred", which flew 45 missions during World War Two with No. 467 Squadron RAAF. The post Avro Lancaster DV372 “Old Fred” (Preserved Forward Fuselage) appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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The Civil Crypt in Laeken Cemetery, Brussels (Wed, 14 Feb 2018)
The Laeken Cemetery on the northern edge of Brussels is one of the most famous burial grounds in Belgium. It's also home to several haunting crypts. The post The Civil Crypt in Laeken Cemetery, Brussels appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Gates of Hell: The Darvaza Gas Crater (Mon, 12 Feb 2018)
Near the village of Darvaza, Turkmenistan, a fiery crater that has burned for almost 50 years is known to locals as the Gates of Hell. The post Gates of Hell: The Darvaza Gas Crater appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

Portland Horse Rings in Portland, Oregon (Tue, 20 Feb 2018)
Toy horse tied to a sidewalk ring in Portland, Oregon. Tiny horses have been taking over Portland's streets for years. Look down, and you'll likely find some tethered to one of the antique horse rings scattered throughout the sidewalks. Scott Wayne Indiana, a Portland resident, began tethering toy steeds to the horse rings in 2005. His quirky personal art project soon took off. Before long, other Portland residents were adding their own tiny horses to the herd. Now, many of the city’s horse rings have plastic ponies attached to them. More than a decade since the first toy horses took to the streets, locals still have yet to rein in their enthusiasm for the project. People leave treats, tack, hay, and riders for the little equines (and their occasional dinosaur friends). One Portland couple even got engaged after meeting because of one of the horses. In addition to adding a fun touch of equine whimsy to the streets, the Portland Horse Project also preserves an often overlooked part of the city’s heritage. The horse rings date to the 19th and early 20th centuries and hark back to a time when horse-drawn carriages were the main method of transportation. Over time, Portland began losing these small relics of its horsey history as construction tore up its streets and sidewalks. But in the 1970s, one of its residents began complaining about the lost rings and thus spurred their preservation. Now, the rusted circles are protected and must be replaced following any construction.
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