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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“The explorer is the person who is lost.” - Photo by Jan Bommes

Rusty barge near a demolished brick factory in Northern Germany
Rusty barge near a demolished brick factory in Northern Germany

"It had been more than six months since our last tour together with our friend Freddy, and we really had fun again driving around in the Northeast of Germany looking for abandoned spots. The highlight for this tour was an abandoned old barge that had been used to transport bricks from a brick factory through various channels to the river for further transport. In fact, this rusty old ship - next to some remains of the loading terminal - is the only thing that is left of the brick factory. We had to walk a while through the forest before we had finally found it, but when we did, we foud out that it was totally worth the hike!"


Galleries

The First House on the Left [DK]

Abandoned farmhouse in Denmark

Less than 10 kilomters from the North Sea in the southern part of Denmark, stands this abandoned farmhouse. It is well more than 150 years old, yet nothing is known about its history.

The roof has apparently been fixed up some time ago, which explains the building's relatively good condition....(more)

The Inn by the Cemetery [DK]

Abandoned inn next to a cemetery in Denmark

Since the middle of the 1950s, a married couple has operated this old historical inn. The thatched farmhouse and adjacent buildings hold a bar, kitchen, two dining rooms, a newer part and even a handful of small guest rooms.

Since the early 1960s, most of the interior and accessories have remained the same. The inn symbolized tradition, continuity and security. The couple's children grew up working together with the parents and until its closure frequently continued to do so. Over the years, the inn acquired a large and loyal customer base. In the early 2000s however, the decline began. Fewer guests came, and after the owner suffered a stroke in the late 2000s, the inn was sold and closed soon thereafter. Since then....(more)




Video

2017 - A Review in Urbex



Blog

Tour Report: Ammunition Depot "Brown Star"

Published 2018-01-08

Exploring an abandoned Ammunitions Depot of the Wehrmacht

It was back in late November of 2016. I had just bought my new camera and got a text from my good friend Nordgriller Urbex, who asked me if I was up for a short tour the next day.

Of course I was!

I had to get up early the next morning so we'd have enough sunlight for a few spots. Getting up, however, was a difficult task that morning. My wife and I had gotten a little drunk together with a friend from my work and it had gotten a bit too late.

A hot shower and the cold air once I got outside helped to become sober - and it was a beautiful sunny winter day....(more)


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Urban Ghosts Media

Eldon Hole: One of “Seven Wonders of the Peak” (Mon, 15 Jan 2018)
At 55 metres deep, the cavernous Eldon Hole in Derbyshire was called one of the "Seven Wonders of the Peak" by philosopher Thomas Hobbes. The post Eldon Hole: One of “Seven Wonders of the Peak” appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Prankster Erects Fake Residents-Only Parking Signs (Bath) (Fri, 12 Jan 2018)
A prankster has baffled council bosses and homeowners by erected fake residents-only parking signs in the Sion Hill area of Bath, Somerset. The post Prankster Erects Fake Residents-Only Parking Signs (Bath) appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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“Bomb Craters” are Chilling Reminder of Greenock Blitz (Thu, 11 Jan 2018)
These possible "bomb craters" - at an abandoned Starfish decoy site high on Whitelees Moor, above the River Clyde in Scotland - are a terrifying reminder of the 1941 Greenock Blitz. The post “Bomb Craters” are Chilling Reminder of Greenock Blitz appeared first on Urban Ghosts Media.
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Atlas Obscura - Latest Places

Lit & Phil in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (Mon, 15 Jan 2018)
England's largest independent library outside London. England’s largest independent library outside of London is a beautiful, brilliant space. Light floods into the airy, spacious main reading room from domed overhead skylights. A wondrous wall of books wraps around the perimeter, covering both levels in a vast display of tempting titles. You won’t find any stodginess or stuffiness here, from neither the decor nor the people who run the library. The Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle upon Tyne (better known as the Lit & Phil) welcomes curious members of the public to pop inside and peruse its collection of more than 160,000 books. It’s a true repository of knowledge, one where inquisitive individuals are encouraged to dive into its diverse reading materials or attend one of its many events. The Lit & Phil has always been committed to cultivating intellectual exploration. It was originally founded in 1793 as a gentleman’s “conversation club.” At first, the society focused on arranging and hosting lectures, experiments, and discussions. But it was only a matter of time before the library came along. In 1825, the library relocated to its current space, an impressive Greek Revival-style building. Since then, its stately halls have welcomed an assortment of bright thinkers. During a talk by Joseph Swan in 1880, its lecture theater was the first public room to be lit via an electric light. Now, nearly two centuries later, people are still feeding their minds within halls of the Lit & Phil. The library continues to grow its collection, adding about 1,000 new volumes each year.
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