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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Living in a castle is objectively romantic.” (Lev Grossman) - Photo by Jan Bommes

Exploring an abandoned castle in the German state of Thuringia.
Exploring an abandoned castle in the German state of Thuringia.

"During our summer vacation this year, my wife and I got the oportunity for a legal visit of this truly beautiful abandoned castle. It was the "summer of the century", and on that particular day, the temperatures reached more than 40 degrees centigrade. We had hoped that once inside, it would get a little bit cooler, but it had been hot for weeks, so that even the castle's thick stone walls had heated up, and due to the heat outside, there wasn't even a small cool draft going through the old rooms.

Still, exploring this truly majestic place was a wonderful experience, and in spite of the high temperatures, we took opur time to get plenty of photos to take home."


Industrial Bakery N. [Revisit]

Abandoned industrial bakery in the Northeastern part of Germany

GALLERY UPDATED with new photos taken on September 19, 2017......(more)

Hillside Hotel

Abandoned Hotel in the Harz mountains in Germany

The website of this abandoned hotel was still active in 2015, although the place had been closed for about ten years at that time. It is in some ways pretty similar to another well-known hotel in the region: a modern annex was built next to the frumpy, outdated older building - but in this case, the rooms of the annex are empty except for a solid amount of mold. This hotel, too, has been damaged by fire, but contrary to the other hotel, the fire here happend long after the hotel had closed down.

The fact that in a time when other hotels already provided  an internet connection for their guests, this hotel charged 2,50€/day for satellite TV clearly shows the antiquated equipment and price policies....(more)


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Tour Report: The Unknown School

Published 2018-10-14

Abandoned School in Eastern Germany

In May of 2017, my wife and I went for a tour of the Northeastern part of Germany. We had arranged to spend a couple of nights at a friend's house who lives pretty central in the area where we had identified some spots to explore.

The first spot was a tricky one. It actually consists of three parts. One is an old manor house. The other is a bunker that sits practically in the back yard of the manor house. And then there was the third building. We had only seen the large structure on Google Earth during the planning phase for the tour, but we had no clue what it was.

Due to the three different spots in one location, it seemed to be a promising place to start our tour, and conveniently enough, it was right on the way to.....(more)

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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

Pizza Brain's Museum of Pizza Culture in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Sat, 20 Oct 2018)
The backyard features a giant mural by local artist Hawk Krall. In 2012, three friends brought together by a shared love for pizza made their dream a reality when they opened Pizza Brain and its Museum of Pizza Culture. The museum-cum-restaurant features the largest collection of pizza memorabilia in the world. From sword-wielding Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle figurines wearing Pizza Hut sweaters to a slice-shaped remote control to a wall lined with pie-themed album covers, no surface is free from pizza pizazz. In addition to one founder’s enormous collection, the museum continues to receive pizza memorabilia from near and far. Located in Fishtown, a Philadelphia neighborhood that has become a haven for creatives and young professionals, the museum is also a pizza parlor. Menu options range from the simple (the "Jane" comes with mozzarella, aged provolone, grana padano, and fresh basil) to the decadent (the "Kira Tierston" comes with mozzarella, smoked bacon, a bit of brown sugar, red onion, and oven-roasted brussels sprouts).  Diners with a sweet tooth can chase their pie with a scoop from the adjacent ice cream shop, Little Baby’s, whose flavors run the gamut from Irish Potato to Chocolate Churro. The truly adventurous are can concoct what is called a Frankford Avenue Taco by topping their cheese slice with Little Baby’s pizza-flavored ice cream.
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