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 | July 30, 2022

"Perhaps time’s definition of coal is the diamond."

(Khalil Gibran)


Abandoned Coal Mine in Germany
Abandoned Coal Mine in Germany

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The Real Hearse

Historic Funeral Coach in Germany

Creepy and impressive at the same time is this wonderful, very well-preserved old hearse or funeral coach, that can be found somewhere in the German state of Thuringia. It has been stored inside an abandoned factory or heating plant. There is no historical information regarding its origin or why it has been placed here. It may even be possible that it is a replica that was  made for....(more)

Walter's House

Guest House of the GDR Council of Ministers

This abandoned property of the GDR Council of Ministers, which is hidden in the middle of the forest, was considered the "Secret of Oberhof". Walter Ulbricht, the former deputy prime minister and later Chairman of the State Council of the GDR, had this noble hostel built for government officials and ministers in 1963. Ulbricht and his wife personally chose the exceptional location. Several hectares of forest were cleared for this, and construction work was carried out by Soviet soldiers from the town of Ohrdruf. With regard to the procurement of materials, preference was given to the secret object, like one for national defense, and imported materials from the non-socialist....(more)


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Throwback Video: Urbex after the Storm | Germany | 10/2017


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Tour Report: Riverside Seventies

Published 2022-08-06

Abandoned 1970s apartment in Germany

In March of 2019, we took a few days vacation to go on a short tour. Our first stop was our good friend Jens' place in the Harz Mountains. We arrived Saturday afternoon, and for the start of the weekend, we got our "party room" ready, went to shop for groceries, chopped some wood to keep warm for the night and went to roam through the abandoned sanatorium on the premises. In the evening, we had a barbecue in the teepee, and if I remember correctly, it got a bit late that night :)

In the morning, we had an unhurried breakfast, before we got on our way to check out a location that we had on our list for quite some time. It was a supposedly completely unvandalized apartment with the entire...(more)


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