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 cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” - Photo by Jan Bommes

Exploring a karst cave in the Harz mountains in Germany.
Exploring a karst cave in the Harz mountains in Germany.

"It had taken me quite some time to convince my wife to accompany me on this explore. We'd never explored a "real" cave before, and although this one promised to be relatively easy to access, but it scared the willies out of us, so to speak. To access it, we had to cross very active railway tracks and find a hatch that granted access to a vertical shaft with a depth of about ten meters. After we had climbed down there, we had to walk through a couple of hunderd meters of low drainage tunnels that had been carved into the rocks. After that, we finally reached the cave, and we were really glad that we had overcome our initial reservations and made it this far. The cave is huge - 180 meters long, 85 meters wide and 15 meters high, and we had some fun playing with lights of different colors during the two hours we spent in there."


Maison T. [Gallery Update]

Abandoned Baroque Mansion in Eastern Germany

GALLERY UPDATE! New photos added taken on May 14, 2017!

In the middle of the 18th century, the estate of T. came into ownership of a new landlord.

Around 1780, this new landlord had a new mansion constructed in the style of a Dutch baroque castle.

The family resided here until they were expropriated at the end of World War II in 1945.

At the beginning of the 20th century, the mansion burned down almost completely, but the landlord had it reconstructed almost exactly like the original. After 1945, the building was used as an agricultural school and as an institute for agranomy.

During the 1950s, the mansion was renovated.....(more)

Maison Hotel

Old mansion in Eastern Germany

This mansion in the Northeastern part of Germany was built around 1860. It is not really abandoned anymore after in 2011, it was bought by a very enthusiastic young man with the goal of restoring the old building.
Historically, it was built in neo-gothic style, probably after the origninal mansion burned down. The building has two floors, a not really centered clocktower and two crests on the front, one of a pretty well-known German noble family.
During the German separation, the house was mainly used for living purposes until it was abandoned in 1990.
Today, parts have been neatly restored, and you can rent an apartment for your vacation...(


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Tour Report: The Farm of Cars

Published 2018-03-18

Abandoned Car Graveyard in Germany

This place was the second and final spot of our X-Mas Exploration in 2016. After successfully exploring the old chalk pit, we drove for about 45 minutes until we got to this place.

I had gotten a tip that there were old cars to be discovered, so we had decided to check it out.

We parked a little down the road, yet far enough from the neighbors' house as not to attract any attention. The wind blew fierce, so we hurried to get into the house, and we quickly found an open door by the side of the main building.

The house itself was pretty ramshackle and had been vandalized, so there weren't too many shots to be taken there. But the barn and the back yard did ...(more)

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