October 14, 2017

Tour Report: Revisit at the Butter Factory

Since neither my wife nor Freddy from Nordgriller Urbex had visited the abandoned butter factory yet, that's the spot we chose as our second location that Sunday in October of last year.
Personally, I was also interested in how they would react to the access route that we'd have to take to get in. In case you don't remember, I have a little more detailed description in the post from the first visit.
In the end, it was easy, just like the first time around.
We took the same parking spot, but we decided to take the easy way onto the premises and just walk through the bushes instead of climbing over the tall fence. The climb to the access window was still possible, and we all got in safely.
To my wife, who is not a huge fan of abandoned industrial locations, the climb was certailny the most interesting part of this exploration, whereas Freddy really had a small field day upon entering the factory :)
After about three hours of exploring, we took the easy way out through one of the side doors, which we of course closed tightly again.

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October 11, 2017

Tour Report: Old Wine Inn [Revisit]

Only about a month after my first visit to the old inn, I returned for seconds together with my wife and our good friend Freddy from Nordgriller Urbex.
We were on a tour of the area anyway, and since the others hadn't been to this place yet, we made a short stop there.
Since the access strategy that Lost Places in Schleswig-Holstein und Umland and I had established worked nicely the first time, why change anything? We took the same parking spot and the same access way through the bush-covered window.
It was a great visit for all three of us - Freddy got a lot of nice decay, my wife got a lot of nice details, and I got to take the shots I'd missed the first time. It was a win-win-win-situation so to speak :)

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September 28, 2017

Tour Report: Command Post F13

The third and final command post on our tour didn't have any command bunkers, only the office building, car shelters and some ammunition bunkers.
It was part of a larger area that during the cold war used to be the joint command post of an anti-aircraft unit and a radio-technical battalion of the East German National People's Army (NVA).
Someone had put rocks by the side of the road to prevent people from parking right in front of the place, so we had to drive past and find a different spot to park, which we eventually did, but it was a bit of a way to walk back.
Getting on the premises was easy enough, the fence didn't really deserve to be called a fence. Moving around the area and finding our way on the other hand was considerably harder, because all the former roads and walkways were so overgrown with all sorts of weeds that we couldn't really tell where the roads were. So it took us some time to walk around the entire place to make sure that there really wasn't any underground bunker that we had overlooked. There was none.
But further research indicated that there might be one in or near a different part of the larger complex that is a little down the road.
I guess we will find out the next time we are there :)

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September 24, 2017

Tour Report: Command Post A5

This was a tough one to find. I knew that theren was a forest riddled with bunkers in Eastern Germany from where an entire army would have been commanded in case Soviet and East German troops would ever have been mobilized to move against NATO during the cold war.
I also know where this forest was. But unfortunately, the aerial photos of the area didn't offer any clues as to where in the area the bunkers really were.
When Freddy from Nordgriller Urbex and I got there, we discovered that most of the area has been renaturated and was overgrown with thicket and forest. Only the main "roads" were recognizable as such; all other ways were overgrown.
We really didn't know where to go, so we parked the car and just started walking around. Of course, we didn't find anything at first. All parts of the forest looked the same, and we walked for what felt like hours in every direction without finding hints to where the bunkers are.
Additionally, there were really weird insects that weren't mosquitos, but were just as annoying: They'd just cling to your skin and could only be plucked off - unless you wanted them to bite you. Oh, and it was late afternoon and it was warm outside, so there were lots of mosquitos as well...
Anyway, we were getting alittle desperate when we finally found one of the four smaller bunkers. It was actually a small breakthrough in our search, because the specific location of it told us how the systematic of the complex was built. And it told us that the smaller bunkers were so hard to find because they all had been closed with lots of sand - but obviously have been re-opened by copper thieves.
After checking out this one bunker, we decided to call it a day. It was getting late, and we had a reservation for dinner, so we decided to continue our search for the other bunkers the next morning.
Which we did. We came back pretty early since this was also the last day of our tour and we still had to get home.
Finding the rest of the bunkers was easy. We could just slip in through the small holes, take our photos and climb back out again.
After about two hours, we were finished and drove off to the final command post of the tour.

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September 23, 2017

Tour Report: The Secret Command Post

Our three-day tour through the Northeastern part of Germany started exactly one year ago today. Nordgriller Urbex and I had chosen the Recreation Home "Moss Lover's" as our first spot on the way to our main area of exploration.
We had finished the first day with a nice evening at our friend's place where we also spent the night.
As always, we started with a nice little breakfast and then went on our way.
I had a list of spots in the area that we could choose from, but for some reason, it became a bunker tour. Mmmmh...I really like bunkers!
The first spot we had picked for the day was really something. There is only two more facilities of this kind in Germany. In an area that carries a dark piece of history from the Third Reich with it, there is a large subterranean bunker complex built by the East German military as a command post and an intelligence gathering and telephone platform.
There are at least six underground bunkers as well as some above ground buildings.
We had to walk a while on a "nature discovery" path that led us along a fence surrounding the area until we found an opening. Part of the area is still active, althtough we donn't know to what extent, and we quickly went across an open field to find some cover. We quickly found the entrance to the first bunker, and we were surprised that it was still in relatively good condition.
It was the same with the other bunkers. Of course, the copper thieves had found their way into some of the bunkers, but overall, the condition was really good.
We left after we had to jump into the bushes when a car came driving around the corner and we heard people talking not too far away from where we were.
This was one of the most interesting bunker complexes I've had the pleasure to visit until now, and I'm still planning a revisit to check out the parts that we've missed.

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