"This smell communicates that we haven’t found all the eggs from last
Easter." - Photo by Jan Bommes
"This wasn't shot on an Easter tour, but I did have Easter in mind when I took this shot on a tour together with my wife and our friend Freddy from Nordgriller Urbex back in November of last year. Since I'm not a huge fan of the happy Easter images all over the place, and since the bunny-like sculpture on the stairs looked kind of evil, a darker processing seemed logical."
Although the history of the estate dates back as far as the year 1637, the neo-gothic castle wasn't built until 1843. Eighteen years later, the estate was sold to
another family and yet again in 1898. The new owners started operating a thoroughbred stud complete with training grounds.
Parts of the estate were populated starting in 1932, but the remainder was still owned and operated by the horse breeding family.
During the Soviet occupation, all of the castle's interior as well as the 70 thoroughbreds were lost. After 1945, the castle was used to accomodate refugees; in later years, it was used as a nursery and as an inn.
After the German....(more)
Not much is known about the history of this abandoned forestry school.
It lies in the Northeast of Germany. Since the early 1950s, more that 2.000 foresters and forestry managers have gotten their education here.
In 2005, the forestry school was integrated into the professional school for agriculture and agrucultural economics for administrative purposes.
In 2008, the school moved to another site and the old buildings of the forestry school was closed down for good....(more)
On a nice and warm summer day late in June of last year, I went on a nice little tour through the Northeast of Germany together with Andreas from Lost Places in Schleswig-Holstein und Umland.
I had chosen a bunch of spots and planned a good route that was goint to take us on a nice round trip through the beautiful German countryside.
We started relatively early and arrived at the first little spot after about two hours of driving.
This first spot was a small red brick chateau whose origins date back to the 18th century. The dominant feature is its facade which resembles a sacral building. The house is located in a small village, but there was no one around when we got there, so..(more)