Trespassing Into History

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

Featured Photo | January 22, 2022

"I love autumn. It wins you over with its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay."

(Robert Browning)

Abandoned Inn in Germany
Abandoned Inn in Germany


Sanatorium "Hydro"

Abandoned Sanatorium in Germany

This abandoned sanatorium was built as a hotel more than 100 years ago. It was expanded on various occasions over the years and has probably been closed on the early 1990s. There is very little historical information available....(more)

The Prison of the Navy

Abandoned Prison of the Navy in Germany

This abandoned administration building of a steel company in Germany was built in 1977 and offered space for more than a thousand employees.

In accordance with the prevailing need for representation of large corporations at the time, the main building with its reflective glass curtain wall appears as a cubic solitaire that provides space.

This effect is enhanced by the contrast to the blunt, closed surfaces of the brick-faced escape stair towers and the smaller, separate cube of the data center.

In the centrally located access core, escalators instead of the usual group of elevators ensure a more....(more)

Looking Back...

Riding along the Iron Curtain | DDR-Grenzfahrt | Germany | 05/2018


Tour Report: Sanatorium A.

Published 2021-1-15

Abandoned Sanatorium in Germany

It was still our late fall vacation in 2018. After exploring the abandoned railyard, we drove to the Harz mountains to visit with our dear friend Jens and to spend three nights at his place on top of the mountain. We didn't have a barbecue over the campfire as we'd thought - but Jens had installed an old kitchen wood stove in "our" room for heating and cooking, so we made a pot of stew for dinner and sat and talked with Jens for a few hours before going to bed.

The next morning, we had a nice long breakfast with fresh coffee, and the weather was beautiful, so we decided to go for a short tour to an abandoned sanatorium. We had seen this place in 2014 - but only from a distance, so to speak, since only a few weeks before, there had been a big...(more)

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