July 1, 2018

Tour Report: Paper Mill H.

Our friend Freddy from Nordgriller Urbex had organized the exploration of this old paper mill in Eastern Germany.
It was a legal visit - an association is taking care of the amazing industrial ruin that is widely regarded as the best preserved and most complete old paper mill in Germany.
When we arrived, we were greeted by a lady who had actually worked there before it was closed more than tenty years ago.
She led us through the factory halls before she left us alone to explore the place on our own.
It was amazing to see an old factory in such a great shape.
As an urban explorer, you get used to copper thieves and scrap metal collectors cleaning the places out and leaving only rubble. So when you get to look at a place like this, it's truly amazing.
Some people say that if it's a legal visit, it's not urbex, but I beg to differ. It's not unlawful entry, but ist still is urban exploring, because urbex does not necessarily include illegally entering the places - and even legal places have that special historical aura surrounding them, so to me, it really doesn't matter if you have to pay some Euros to enter. Especially if it helps preserving a place like this.

When we were finished after about three hours, the lady invited us in for a cup of coffee - and homemade cake!!!
We weren't able to eat all of it, so she insisted we take the rest with us, and even left us the plate so we could carry it. We still have that plate and are waiting for a second visit to return it.

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