“You cannot prevent and prepare for war at the same time.” - Photo by Jan Bommes
"On our first longer tour this year, my wife and I met up with our long-time urbex-buddy and good friend Freddy from Nordgriller Urbex. On the first of the two days of touring, we were also joined by our friend Torsten from North Urbex, and we had ourselves a nice day of exploring which almost ended in disappointment after we didn't even find some of the Soviet bunkers we were looking for. But it all turned out well in the end, after we could finish the tour with this great find which I suppose are the remains of a Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft cannon. It lies buried in the woods on an old military area which is partly in use again. Lucky for us that we found a nice lady that conspired with us so we could at least check out some parts of the place, because she would have felt bad if we'd come all this way for nothing."
These are the above-ground facilities of the abandoned main command post of the East German National People's Navy. The two-storey bunker, which used to be the center of this military installation, has been thoroughly sealed without the possibility of access.
The bunker was equipped with all technical an other necessities and permanently manned by about 300 soldiers ready to take over the operational command and could be operated independently for more than 20 days. A maintenance crew secured the operational readiness. Above the ground, there were living quarters and a guard building, a transfromer station and a small car shelter. All buildings were completely invisible from the nearby main road, and the bunker couldn't be seen from the air....(more)
There is no historical information reagarding this abandoned office building in Eastern Germany.....(more)
The second day of out tour together with Freddy from Nordgriller Urbex took us to a region of Germany where we hadn't really explored before, so we were excited to see what our search for abandoned places would bring.
My mother-in-law was with us; she has been joining us for some tours over the past couple of years now and she's gotten more and more curious with every explore she was on.
We were lucky - the first spot that we had decided on was an open air location, and the weather was really nice. There were some clouds at first, but the sun started showing as soon as we pulled up towards the old gravel pit.....(more)