June 11, 2016

Soviet Airfield A.

In September of last year, I went on my first excursion together with Lost Places Knipser and TI Fotografie Lost Place and more.
We had planned to explore an abandoned airfield in Eastern Germany that had been built by the Germans in the 1930s, but had been used by the Soviets occupying forces after World War II until 1994.
I took the train to Hamburg and was picked up at the station by Lost Places Knipser. The ride to the location took about two hours. We parked the car, waited for a couple of minutes until the other guys arrived, and then we started our exploration.
The airfield area is huge. And I'm not only talking about the runways which have been converted into a solar park to generate electricity. No, the entire place is really big. It's like a small town in the middle of the woods, and we were there for about six hours without seeing the half of it.
We explored some of the living quarters that are lining the roads that lead to the actual airfield, we checked out the hangars and administrative buildings by the runways, and we looked at the large gym and the buildings that surround it. We even found an old movie theater in the basement that can hardly be recognized as such.
There was so much more to explore, but since the way home was considerably long, we decided to call it a day after about six hours.
But for none of us, this was the last visit to the location. Everyone returned at some point to see more of this great spot.

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