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"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!"
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)
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)
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)