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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Exploring the abandoned city of Pripyat, Ukraine, site of the 1986 nuclear desaster of Chernobyl
Exploring the abandoned city of Pripyat, Ukraine, site of the 1986 nuclear desaster of Chernobyl

"It was a dream that we all had through our "urbex life" until now. The four of us really went to Chernobyl. The four of us, that were Freddy from Nordgriller Urbex, Torsten from North Urbex and my wife and I. Freddy had taken care of the organization, and there we were - right at the city sign of the famous abandoned city of Pripyat. It was an awe-inspiring experience walking the streets of this city that has been turned into a nuclear wasteland by the largest catastrophe of the 20th century next to the two World Wars."


House "The White House" [DK]

Abandoned Hotel in Denmark

This abandoned hotel in the South of Denmark lies near the border to Germany.

The building was originally the mansion of a large estate that had been granted to a merchant from Flensburg and that probably used to be part of a copper mill.

It is unclear when the mansion was built, but it is clear that it already existed in the early 20th century.

The history is unclear. Certain is that the new owner took over the building in 2011 and the operation as a hotel continued at least until then. Since then, nothing has happened except that the owner dumped debris in the premises.....(more)

Farm of the Rustbucket

Abandoned Farm somewhere in Denmark

A small barn is all that is left of this abandoned farm near a motocross track somewhere in Denmark.


There is no information regarding its history or its former owners......(more)


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Tour Report: The House of the Old Couple [DK]

Published 2018-04-21

Abandoned Home in Denmark

The weather was still grey and it looked like rain, when we left the first location. I had gotten a tip from a local regarding the second spot, so naturally, we had to check it out.

It was a small house in the middle of nowhere. We parked the RV a bit off, but we didn't have to walk too far.

I went up to the building. The mailbox had exploded from too many newspapers - this place was clearly abandoned. I walked up to the front door. It was closed. But maybe...you never know...YES! It was open! I do like Denmark! Especially on the countryside, people rarely lock their front doors! Urbex paradise!

The house was really tiny and it had been trashed somewhat good. But there were still some.....(more)

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