Trespassing Into History

You might say I'm a collector. I collect rare objects. Facts, stories...I travel the roads of Germany seeking its heart.

Featured Photo | June 25, 2022

"When one door closes, another door opens. Usually a refrigerator."

(Bonnie McFarlane)

Abandoned Soviet Garrison in Germany
Abandoned Soviet Garrison in Germany


Ballroom "Wintergarten"

Abandoned Ballroom in Germany

With the demolition of the pub "Zum Lindethal" in the German city of Gera, the Ballhaus (Ballroom) Gera was built around 1910. It soon became known as the "Gesellschaftshaus Wintergarten" ("Society House Winter Garden").


Things really got down to business in the ballroom and the restaurant - celebrations, carnivals, live performances and dances took place here regularly. The rooms were also used for conferences and exhibitions, and a choir had its permanent premises in the conservatory - and in 1924 and 1925 the ballroom even had its own orchestra....(more)

Linoleum Factory "The Smell of Chemistry"

Abandoned Linoleum Factory in Germany

The Kohlmühle district is the smallest part of the community of Hohnstein in the Saxon Switzerland region and is located in the valley of the river Sebnitz. 

The impressive building of the Kohlmühle linoleum factory is characteristic of this place. Due to its brick construction, it is a listed building. In 1901/1902 the industrial factory for paper and cardboard production was opened. Another company took over the factory in 1906 with a focus on the production of artificial leather and oilcloth. In 1921, the production of table and print linoleum began. In 1931, the company...(more)

Looking Back...

Throwback Video: Urbex after the Storm | Germany | 10/2017


Tour Report: Chapel of the Last Rites

Published 2021-06-25

Abandoned Chapel near Berlin

It was still morning, when Toeppi from "Fotodokumentationenand I left the World War II air-raid shelter in Berlin to go check out three more locations - an abandoned chapel, an old retirement home and a field hospital. The two first spots are almost right next to each other; only a few hundred meters separate them from each other. It took us about 45 minutes to get there. There was plenty of parking space, and we decided to check out the chapel first. It was built together with a cemetery during the final days of World War II to bury soldiers and refugees that had died in the nearby military hospital that was operated by the Luftwaffe....(more)

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Lost Place in Thüringen vor Abriss gerettet! DIESES Gebäude soll in neuem Glanz erstrahlen

Gräfenthal. Es gibt sie in Thüringen und auch im Rest von Deutschland. Manche sind klein und unscheinbar, andere groß und schon von Weitem zu sehen. Die Rede ist von alten Ruinen, auch Lost Places genannt, in denen die Zeit still zu stehen scheint und die von der Menschheit zum Verfall verurteilt sind.

Roman Robroek, master of abandoned place photography

An interview with the Dutch photographer who has been visiting uninhabited houses, factories and churches for over ten years. We asked him what the purpose of this research is and what risks he takes to bring home a good picture.

The abandoned Soviet mining town in Norway's Arctic

With Stalinist architecture, a prominent bust of Lenin and posters extolling the motherland, the desolate mining town of Pyramiden is one of the last Soviet outposts in the Arctic.

Verlassene Orte Berlin: Das sind die spannensten Lost Places

In Berlin gibt es viele verlassene Orte. Lost Places haben schon seit jeher einen gewissen Reiz und sind deshalb auch gut besucht. Wenn Sie selbst ein wenig Nervenkitzel empfinden wollen, sollten Sie trotzdem auf einige Dinge achten: Es darf nichts verändert, geklaut, beschmutzt oder besprüht werden.

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