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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"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." - Photo by Jan Bommes

Textile Mill
Urbex Crew in the Textile Mill

"This one was just a quick urbex selfie while on tour with our friend Freddy from Nordgriller Urbex back in November of last year."


Naval Academy E.

School of Weapons - German Naval Academy

Untill the early 2000s, this academy was one of two central training facilites of the German Navy for training with ship's weapons and ammunition.
The photos in this gallery show the school for the operation and maintenance personnel for surface weapons and the corresponding control units.
Basic training was conducted here as well, in this case for future surface weapon mechanics and ops personnel that were training for missions on fast attack boats.
The academy was built in the early 1970s, when the Navy's school for submarine weapons and the Navy's Artillery School were joined to form a new Naval Academy consisting of the aforementioned sections for surface and.

Dairy Farm 201

Dairy Farm somewhere in Northern Germany

This abandoned dairy farm was put into operation in 1889 and used the most modern technical facilities for the processing and preservation of milk. It used a combination of steam and centrifuge in this process. Regular modernization of the dairy farm secured state-of-the-art milk processing. But the economic situation of small farms deteriorated, and in 1972, the company was closed down.
With the sale to an art lecturer the dairy farm was turned into an art house and the character of the building changed. More changed when a new owner bought the building in 1978. He founded an "art factory", in which art was exhibited and produced. Over the years, the art factory aqcuired fame...(more)


Tour Report: Olympic Village 1936

Published 2017-03-18

Olympic Village 1936

The Olympic Village from 1936 was not too far from the first location of the day, so we decided to pay it a visit.
Since an association is taking care of the place, collecting money and organizing events and guided tours to be able to keep the buildings in relatively good condition, we didn't know what to expect.
We found a parking lot and a ticket booth. You can get single tickets or tickets for guided tours, but these wouldn't grant access to any of the buildings.
But there was the option of a guided photo tour for at the time (I think) 13 Euros per head that included everything, so we went for this option. After a while, the guide came (he had to be called from home) and took us on an almost three-hour long tour of the entire area...

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Urban Ghosts Media

Rusting Celtic Energy Tank at Deserted South Wales Quarry (Wed, 29 Mar 2017)
Just one among many pieces of forgotten industrial detritus littering the abandoned quarries of South Wales, this rusting tank has been brought back to life in a striking photograph by Martyn Smith. The post Rusting Celtic Energy Tank at Deserted South Wales Quarry appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Abandoned Alaska: 12 Ghost Towns & Ruins of the Last Frontier (Wed, 29 Mar 2017)
Alaska may be part of the United States, but there's an undeniable sense of mystery and adventure surrounding this northernmost outpost of America. Nowhere are these more visible than in the ghost towns and mining ruins of Alaska's past. The post Abandoned Alaska: 12 Ghost Towns & Ruins of the Last Frontier appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Defunct ATS-59G Artillery Tractor in Krasnodar Krai (Tue, 28 Mar 2017)
The powerful ATS-59 (or to use its full name: Artilleriyskiy Tyagach Sredniy - 59) was a Cold War-era medium artillery tractor manufactured in the Soviet Union. The post Defunct ATS-59G Artillery Tractor in Krasnodar Krai appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

Oak Jozef in Wisniowa, Poland (Fri, 31 Mar 2017)
The Oak Jozef The Oak Jozef, a 650-year-old English Oak in the Wisniowa region of southeast Poland, has long been a Polish symbol of pride. In 1934, its image proudly appeared on the 100-Zloty bill—and that was even before it performed one of its most remarkable feats, hiding two Jewish brothers in its trunk during the Nazi occupation of World War II.  The brothers reportedly took shelter in the lower, larger hollow of the tree, while the upper section of the hollow was used as a lookout point. They are believed to have been in hiding after escaping from either the Nazi-established Fryszstak ghetto, or a nearby labor camp. They were shown the old English Oak by one of many Poles who aided Jews during the war, and successfully survived the occupation. Their fate after the war is unknown. As for the fate of the Oak Jozef, it was named the 2017 "European Tree of the Year" for its historic significance, narrowly beating out the 500-year-old Brimmon Oak in Wales. The beloved tree is located on the grounds of a mansion owned by the Mycielskis, a noble Polish family, which became an intellectual centre in the region that still attracts visitors today.
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