July 15, 2019

Tour Report: The Inn by the Cemetery [Revisit]

As the second spot on our short tour through Denmark together with North Urbex, we had decided to go for a revisit of a spot that my wife and I had first visited about six months earlier - a really nice abandoned old inn.
We assumed that it would still be accessible relatively easy, and we also hadn't been able to explore the smaller house across the street during our first visit, so there still might be more to see for us.
Everything went smoothly, just like the first time.
We parked in the public parking lot right near the inn, and we walked around the building. There we found the open window that we'd used the first time - it was still open!
As we entered, we already could see that not much had changed in the past six months. Most of the wine bottles from the bar had miraculously disappeared, and some of the decorations had wandered around in the main room - but aside from that, everything was the same.
As I walked through the rooms taking photos, I found myself hoping to be able to see the place again in a couple of years when there is decay everywhere - not only in a couple of the guest rooms. In any case, the condition of the old inn is still really good despite almost ten years of abandonment.

After we had finished taking photos in the main building, we climbed back out and crossed the street to see if we could find a way into the other building that we supposed was the residence of the owners and/or the hotel staff.
We walked around the small house and checked for openings. Just as we were going to give up, we found a small open window.
North Urbex squeezed through, and I followed. When I was crouching on the windowsill to squeeze through, I heard him say, "Watch out for the cat."
I asked, "What cat?", and in that same moment, I saw a cat running and jumping towards the window. There was a bang, the cat was gone, and so was one of the lattice windows right next to me.
The cat appeared to be alright - there was no trace of it, and the window was broken clean.
After this little moment of shock, we continued our exploration. It was only a small house, so we were through in about thirty minutes.


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July 13, 2019

Tour Report: Farmhouse "Danish Dynamite"

Only a few days after returning from a three-day tour through the mountains, we were visited by our good friend North Urbex, who was in the area for a few days to visit his daughter.
He "got permission" to go exploring with us for one of these days, and we decided to take a short tour through Denmark.
We decided to revisit two spots that we'd already checked out some time before but that were definitely worth another visit, and we had one spot that we'd newly discovered and still hadn't checked out.
North Urbex picked us up at around eight in the morning, and we decided to try the new spot first - in case it didn't work out, there were still the other two "safe" spots left for us. The ride took about one and a half hours.
Our target was an abandoned farm house. It was a small town and there were no side roads to "hide" the car, so we parked just a little bit down the main road and walked back to the house. It was completely grown in from the front, and we could see that there was no way in from that side, so we had to check the back.
There was a mud road next to the house leading to a field. Farm machines were standing on the property on the other side, indicating that there might be a farmer nearby, but we couldn't see or hear anyone, so we made our way through the undergrowth on the backside of the house and found an open window.
Getting in was easy from there on out. A quick step up on the windowsill, and a little squeeze to get in, another step down inside, and it was done.
We then started our explore.
I am sure that many people would say that this place didn't have much to offer, but I really liked it. There was a bit of furniture left - I was especially thrilled by the old red sofa we found in one of the rooms.
On the stairs down to the basement, we found a can of clams that had expired in 1987 - I would think that in some countries this counts as a biological weapon ;)
As we entered the barn, I found an old wooden box with a faded print on it: "EXPLOSIV VARA - Nitroglycerin Aktiebolaget". Although the company in the print is from Sweden, this find begged for giving the place the name "Danish Dynamite".
This farmhouse was a great location to start a day of exploring! After about 90 minutes or so, we climbed back out, went back to the car, had a little bit of breakfast and drove off to the next location...
































July 6, 2019

Tour Report: Hillside Hotel [Revisit]

This abandoned hotel was the final location I explored together with my friend Pixelcracker on our spontaneous tour through the mountains in October of 2017.
I had visited this place a few months earlier together with my wife, but we only explored part of it because we chickened out and didn't enter the part of the building that was affected by a fire a couple of years ago.
Pixelcracker and I used the same parking spot and access route that I'd taken the first time, and entering the hotel was just as easy. And this time, I went up the charred stairs to the first floor. It didn't really feel safe, but it obviously didn't collapse under our weight ;)
Upstairs, we found a couple of really rooms that were still in pretty good condition. The smoke from the fire had settled all over the walls and kind of swallowed a lot of the light, so the atmosphere was a bit eerie.
I was glad to have climbed up the stairs, becuase it would have been a pity not to photograph the rooms there.
After checking out the main building, we went to the adjacent buildng that had offered some great shots during my first visit. As we had climbed inside through the kitchen window, I was terrified - in only two months time, the entire place had literally been turned upside down. It didn't look like typical vandalism, because not a lot had been destroyed - but much of the furniture had been carried around the house or was lying on the floor.
I can only imagine that it was an "urbexer" who wanted to destroy the place for everyone that comes after him - it does happen in the German urbex "community". There are a lot of really jealous fellows and people that think that only they are "elite", and some of these people really do destroy places to spoil them for everyone else so that only they have the "good" photos.
I've tried to illustrate the development below.
That's what this looked like to me; it was very sad.
So after a really successful weekend of exploring, this was kind of a sad conclusion for our tour, but after all, we had seen so many great places and met so many great people, so that after almost two years, I'm still looking back on that weekend with a big smile on my face!!


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Here are some photos that document the change of the place over a period of less than two months. Only about six weeks are between the two photos.















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