November 27, 2014

Paper Mill M. (Part 2)

I wasn't able to get any more information about the paper mill since my last post, but at least I have a couple more photos for you.

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November 23, 2014

Paper Mill M.

Not much in known about this former paper mill in the Northeast of Germany.
It was closed after the German reunification and apparently was abandoned almost over night.
For the population of the nearby city, this was an important company which provided lots of employment.
The area is pretty big.
Next to the main factory building, there are two large buildings, a couple of storage halls, living apartments for the workers and a bunker. I don't know hich functions the two other buildings had. One of them seems to have been the boiler house.
There is nothing left of the machines or anything that points to the former use of the building. In addition, the wooden floors on the upper levels are in danger of collapsing.

Here are the pictures I took from the outside, the inside shots will follow in the next post.
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November 19, 2014

Soviet Radar Station 613 РЛП (Part 2)

Here is the rest of the pictures from the abandoned Soviet radar station in East Germany.
The Soviets apparently really took care of their soldiers abroad.
Their military bases were frequently equipped with cinemas, and this one had a little bath house.

I have no more historical information, so I'll just leave you with the remaining photos.
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November 11, 2014

Soviet Radar Station 613 РЛП

This was the first location on the latest tour I took together with my wife.
We had searched for potential locations before the trip and I was happy that once again, the first location of a tour was already a success.
We had to walk across some muddy fields, but then found the remains of the small military base.

In the 1960s, the Soviets built this radar station at the end of the village.
It was an outpost of the 40th Radio Brigade which was stationed in Wittstock.
There were many radar stations set up over the northern part of the German Democratic Republic. This brigade was tasked with observing and controlling the air space, collecting data and convey the information to the superior command posts in Wünstorf and Minsk.

This particular radar station was the 613th Radio Company and part of a group of four companies which were commanded by the 512th Radio Battalion.

Nothing much is left of the outpost - the living barracks, office building, garage and a bath house (!).

The area has been thoroughly stripped and has been used as an area for soft-air weapon events.

Here are the first couple of pictures.
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November 7, 2014

Abandoned Distillery H. (Part 4)

This is the final post of my report from the abandoned distillery.
The remaining pictures feature the offices in the front part of the building, the last part of our tour. The dark wood and the sunlight were truly beautiful together, and rounded off this expolration quite nicely.

The style of the offices is typical for the time and the region. There was even a bottle of dried red ink left on the table.

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