“Living in a castle is objectively romantic.” (Lev Grossman) - Photo by Jan Bommes
"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."
GALLERY UPDATE!! New photos added taken on October 2, 2017!!
This recreation home was built in 1909 as a spa hotel.
During World War I, it was used as a military hospital and after that was renamed and used as a spa hotel again. In 1924, a big dining hall was added onto the building. Between World War I and II, the hotel was used as a recreation home by the "Deutsche Werke", formerly a big military shipyard in Northern Germany.
After 1945, the East German federation of trade unions took over the hotel, renamed it again in the 1950s and again in the 1960s and used...(more)
This abandoned inn lies buried deep in the mountains of Germany in a small town that has been shrinking over the past decades due to the rural exodus in the area.
The bank only opens for a few hours on three days every week, the former pharmacy is being used for storage by the local museum, and the old primary school is now the office of the only doctor in town - his area of expertise: geriatric rehabilitation. The little inn is also victim of this sad development. The picturesque building used to be the town's train station in earlier days, but nowadays...(more)
The second of three abandoned castles I visited on our tour in May of last year together with North Urbex, Pixelcracker and Lost Places in Schleswig-Holstein und Umland was also one that I'd visited before. And I have to look back at this first time for the start of my story about this visit.
As we had finished our first visit of this castle in July of 2015, we were sitting on the steps in front of the main door of the castle waiting for the last one of our crew to exit the castle through a basement window in the back, when the caretaker showed up on his little tractor - along with his German Shepherd.........(more)