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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Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) - Photo by Jan Bommes

Exploring an abandoned railyard in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt.
Exploring an abandoned railyard in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt.

"It had been a while since my wife and I had last explored an abandoned railyard. And so I was really looking forward to check out this place. Railyards have a lot of wood that can decay and openings through which water, wind and nature can enter, so that in many old railyards you can find beautiful patches of green next to steel, concrete and glass. I really like to explore these places, because for me, they are a true expression of what makes urban exploring so fascinating!"


Railway Bridge D.

Partially demolished railway bridge in Germany

When it was built in the early 1870s, this railway bridge had a length of almost 1.000 meters and with that, it was one of the longest river bridges in Germany.

Due to its proximity to a Prussian fortress, the constructors were required by the government to provide adequate protection for the bridge by building fortified bridgehouses at either end of the bridge.

After an aerial attack on April 20, 1945, parts of the eastern half of the bridge collapes into the river. Because the structure crossed...(more)

Border Troops H.

Barracks of an East German Border Troops Battaillon

The Border Troops of the GDR were a military formation under the command of the Ministry for National Defense (MfNV) set up for observation and protection of the East German Border.


About 30.000 soldiers served at any time protecting the border between East and West Germany. Until April of 1989, they had order to kill in order to prevent "Republikflucht" (esacpe from the GDR).


This building is what remains of the 3rd Heavy Border Company of the 1st Border Battalion....(more)


Lost Places | Goin' Bunkers - "The Defensive Command"


Tour Report: Fisher's Inn

Published 2019-01-20

Ruin of an abandoned mansion in Eastern Germany

Early in July of 2017, about three weeks after our tour to Fisher's Inn, I teamed up with Lost Places in Schleswig-Holstein und Umland again. This time, we had planned a quick tour to the abandoned sites in the Eastern part of Germany

We had picked a beautiful Sunday for our tour. It was already pretty warm in the morning and it looked like we were in for a sunny day.

The two main spots for the day were a hospital and a recreation home, but on the way there, we wanted to pay a quick visit to the ruin of an old manor house....(more)

Urbex Feeds

Feeds from various Urbex Pages

Urban Ghosts Media

The Ruins of Fort de la Chartreuse, Liege (Wed, 10 Oct 2018)
Eerie photos of this derelict military fort, with all its empty corridors, staircases, passageways, halls and ancillary buildings, can be seen on Wikimedia Commons. The post The Ruins of Fort de la Chartreuse, Liege appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Forgotten Rollingstock at Janakpur Railway Station, Nepal (Tue, 02 Oct 2018)
There's something elegantly decayed about this forgotten Nepal railway coach at Janakpur railway station. The post Forgotten Rollingstock at Janakpur Railway Station, Nepal appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Faded Farmhouse in Rural Virginia (Tue, 25 Sep 2018)
This image by photographer "PumpkinSky" on Wikimedia Commons illustrates a style of architecture that increasingly seems to be a thing of the past. The post Faded Farmhouse in Rural Virginia appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

Biddison Family Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland (Tue, 22 Jan 2019)
Biddison Family Cemetery. In the middle of a modern, suburban neighborhood hides a small family cemetery. Most of the graves date from the 1800s. The Biddison family was once an affluent family in the Baltimore area. Given their wealth, it makes sense that they once owned a large swath of land in the area. Unfortunately for these long-dead Biddisons, their distant relatives no longer live in the neighborhood. Since the living Biddison descendants were no longer around to maintain the graveyard, it fell into disrepair and became overgrown with tangled of vegetation. The local community now organizes occasional clean-up efforts to help revive the forgotten burial place. The cemetery is still open to the public, though few people seem to know it exists. The graveyard isn’t the only place near here to preserve the Biddison family’s presence. One of the cross streets is also named for the family.
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