January 6, 2014

The Soviet Heritage - An Abandoned Garrison in the Woods

We had originally planned to visit three locations on our tour last weekend. I have already presented some photos of the first location and of course more will follow.
The second location proved to be a failure. The mansion we had chosen is already being renovated - which is good in the way that such a beautiful building will keep existing but bad in the way that there positively was no way to enter. Motion detectors, steel doors and cameras prevented any attempt. Lucky us we had the third location in store.

It was just a short drive further, and there it was, appearing through the trees: An almost 530 meter long building (also known as "Kilometerbau") which served as a Soviet garrison during the occupation of Eastern Germany.

Obviously, at some point in the past, the demolition of the derelict building has begun. Parts of it have been torn down almost entirely, but the central corridor is almost completely unharmed by the demolition work. You can see rubble from the demolished parts that built piles in the hallway from the sides. But it's been at least a couple of years since there was any work done.

I really liked this building as there were no apparent signs of excessive vandalism, and we didn't find a single graffiti in the entire area. Only the torn down parts and beautiful natural decay.

Of course, that's not all I have to say about this location, but for now, here are the first couple of pictures.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4


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    1. Ich danke Dir :) Es war auch eine super Location...mit dem Geruch der Geschichte...und des Verfalls...


  2. I follow this blog now, it is amazing, these photos are so great ! ♥


    1. Sehr herzlichen Dank!
      Die verlassenen Gebäude und ihre Geschichte(n) haben mich in ihren Bann gezogen :)


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    1. Vielen Dank! Echt schade, dass die Bagger schon so viel plattgemacht haben...


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