February 18, 2018

Tour Report: The Gravel Pit

The second day of our tour together with Freddy from Nordgriller Urbex back in November of 2016 took us to a region of Germany where we hadn't really explored before, so we were excited to see what our search for abandoned places would bring.
My mother-in-law was with us; she has been joining us for some tours over the past couple of years now and she's gotten more and more curious with every explore she was on.
And we got lucky - the first spot that we had decided on was an open air location, and the weather was really nice. There were some clouds at first, but the sun started showing as soon as we pulled up towards the old gravel pit early in the morning.

We gathered our gear and just walked right on to the premises. It seemed like it was sort of public, because every fifteen minutes or so, some car would drive through there or cyclists would ride around on the sand roads...even some joggers used the place as a training course...
But that didn't bother us. The place is pretty big, so we were on our own all the time and could climb around on the rusty old processing plants and conveyor belts.
Some parts of the floorboards were really rusty, especially towards the tops of the machines, so it got a bit dangerous to climb up there, but the view was really nice and was at least to some extent worth the risk.

We spent a total of about three hours or more exploring the place, and I'm sure we haven't discovered everything, but there were still some spots that we had planned, so we had to get back to the car and leave. But I'm sure that we'll have a revisit at some point in the future!

To find out more about the history of this rusty ol' place and to check out all the photos, click the button below.

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