February 13, 2014

High Voltage - The Abandoned Cable Production Factory

This week, I finally had the opportunity to go on a tour with my brother again.
There wasn't too much time, so we had to find a location relatively near to where my brother lives, and I got a tip with two locations that were not too far and right next to each other. So I met with my brother and we took the train to our destination and decided to go check out the old factory first.

Originally, this factory was a branch of the largest cable manufacturing company in East Germany. The company itself was founded in 1897, and when the existing porduction facilities became too small, it was decided to expand in a different area of the city.
The buildings we visited were built in 1916.
The production catalogue of the company ranged from high energy cables to telecommunication cables and even radio technology.
After World War II, it was the factory area was inside the Soviet sector and it had initially been decided to deconstruct the whole thing and rebuild it in the Soviet Union as reparation, because the factory had hardly been damaged in the war.

Here are the fist photos from the cable production plant.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

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