January 5, 2020

Tour Report: Soviet Officer's Casino R.

The first day of our tour had been successful. Together with our friends Torsten (North Urbex) and Freddy (Nordgriller Urbex) we had explored a command bunker of the East German Army (NVA), and we had discovered the remains of an anti-aircraft shooting-range.
Torsten had to part ways with us after the second location, because he had to be on standby for his job the next day and therefore couldn't continue touring with us.
Freddy and we had planned to spend the night at our favorite "Urbex Hotel Petra" - a dear friend who lives in the area and loves to have us around for a couple of drinks ;)
Said friend had made a reservation for one of our favorite restaurants - the Stadtmühle Teterow - where we enjoyed an opulent meal along with various types of liquor. The liquor part of the evening continued for a while after we'd gotten back to Petra's house before we went to sleep to gather our strength for the next day.
We had to get up rather early for breakfast - after all, we planned to check out three locations before we had to drive back home about 300 kilometers...

The first spot that we had decided to check out that day was the officer's casino of a Soviet garrison that we had already visited some time before.
My wife and I had also tried to explore the casino a few months earlier, but at the time, there was no way in. This time, it was different!
We parked the car on a public spot down the street and went towards the old building. It was a cold and windy January morning, and the clouds looked as if they were just waiting for us to open the floodgates and rain down on us - they didn't.
As we walked up the steps to the entrance, we could see that there was a small hole in the walled up doorway behind the main door. I put down my backpack and tripod and crawled through to see if I'd fit through and to check out if this was in fact the way in.
It was.
The other two handed me the gear and crawled through the hole as well. Inside, it was pretty dark because most of the windows were boarded up, so we mostly had to work with floodlights. In addition, most of the rooms were completely empty. Only a few relics were found pointing towards the former use of this place.
Still - it was a successful explore and a valuable addition to my perception of an area that is riddled with relics from World War II as well as the Soviet occupation.

After about an hour, we left the casino to be on the way to the next location - a Soviet bunker facility...


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4 comments:

  1. Hi Jan,

    impressive images from lost places, i like them.

    Best Regards

    Bernhard

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