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Some of the large abandoned buildings that made up this huge railway repair factory have already been demolished, but the 10 interconnected factory halls that have been built by the "Deutsche Reichsbahn" since 1910 are still standing and are trying to defy time itself. The factory was specializing in the repair and maintenance of steam locomotives until it was closed by the "Deutsche Bahn" in 1996. It was given a new, socialist, name in the 1950 and changed its specialization to include mainly Diesel locomotives of the Type 100. At that time, more than 2.000...(more)
In a small town deep in the Thuringian Highlands, you can find an abandoned porcelain factory.
It was founded early in the 1890s and was renowned for the manufacture of fine porcelain.
The product portfolio included decorative porcelain, gifts, kitchen items, porcelain figures for the bath and figures of saints.
In the early 1970s, the company's name was changed to reflect a more socialist product line of consumer porcelain, but in 1976, the factory was integrated into a company for the manufacture of
company for the manufacture of porcelain figures.
According to documents that can be...(more)
Late in March of 2018, we undertook a short tour to Eastern Germany together with our friend Pixelcracker. It was a very spontaneous excursion, so there wasn't a lot of time for extensive planning, and we just took the locations that came our way, so to speak.
The first location that we visited was an abandoned hotel. The building used to be a garrison of the East German border troops (Grenztruppen), and it could easily be identified as such - most of these garrisons look identical.
The hotel was in one of four buildings that..(more)
Fürstenberg/Wehrden (TKu). Die Bahnstrecke Holzminden-Scherfede war einst eine 49 Kilometer lange Hauptbahnstrecke, die von Holzminden nach Scherfede führte und damit die Bahnstrecke Altenbeken-Kreiensen mit der Oberen Ruhrtalbahn verband. Bis 1984 wurde diese Strecke als Hauptbahn betrieben. Auch hochwertige Reisezüge haben diese Strecke viele Jahre genutzt.
Mit Motortrennschleifer, Bolzenschneider sowie einem Spreizgerät mussten Zäune und Stacheldrahtbahnen entfernt werden, um eine junge Frau von einem Brachgelände in der Nähe des Bochumer Westparks zu transportieren. Dort war die 22-Jährige in der Nacht zum Sonntag zusammengebrochen. An dem sogenannten Lost Place bestand für die Retter durch alte Schächte akute Einsturzgefahr.
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