February 20, 2017

Bismarck-Tower W.

Bismarck-Towers have been a fashionable thing during a certain time in the German past, so a lot of them were built, and you can find one in almost every region in Germany.
The region we chose for our tour in May of last year was no different, so we decided to enjoy the nice weather and climb ourselves a Bismarck-Tower.
It was pretty easy - the steel door was open, and we simply walked up the stairs.
There are a lot of cracks in the walls and there's always the uneasy feeling of the thing possibly collapsing any minute, but we took a couple of shots and returned to the bottom unharmed.

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February 18, 2017

Eye Clinic N.

We still had some time and a lot of daylight left when we were finished exploring the old clinic, so we decided to check out another location that was not too far from the first spot.
The object in question used to be a hotel which in its final years was reused as a luxurious eye-clinic.
We found a public parking lot not too far away and walked the rest of the way.
If it hadn't been too overgrown, the place could have been (and probably was) a really nice lakeview property, but now it's only a rotting corpse inside an ever-growing forest.
We could've taken the easy way in, but there were just too many people walking around or driving their bikes enjoying the sun, and we decided to take the less obvious way.
We took the path everyone else was using and at some point, disappeared into the bushes. From there, it was only a short walk until we reached the location.
The door was open, so we were in and out of sight in no time.
The abandoned clinic itself was pretty unspectacular. The most notable feature were huge black spiders that were sitting in almost every corner, so in spite of the warm weather, everone had put on their hoods - just in case...
I could very well imagne this being a small, exclusive hotel, but in the end, nothing is left of former glories...

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February 12, 2017

Hospital M. [Revisit]

Only a week after our first successful exploration of this huge abandoned hospital, we returned to this cool place. This time, my wife and I were accompanied by our friend Freddy from Nordgriller Urbex, who had shared at least one of my unseccessful attempts in the past.
And this time, we found a much better way that allowed us to check out the areas we had missed the first time around.
We found the spa area with the swimming pool and the medicinal baths, and we found some of the operating rooms. Unfortuantely, all of the equipment has been moved when the ospital operation was closed down here.
Still, it was a great place, and from what I hear, the access we used has since been closed down and at the moment, there is no chance of getting in...

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February 7, 2017

Hospital M.

On a Sunday two weeks after my spontaneous urbex tour to Eastern Germany in April of last year, my wife and I were in the mood for a short tour near our hometown, and we decided to give the old abandoned hospital another try.
I had been there twice before and never found a way in. I had known that there had been guys in there taking photos, but no further photos have surfaced since then. The hole place had been secured after a fire had broken out.
Maybe there was no chance of getting in.
While we were there and already kind of desperate for not finding a way in yet again, we noticed someone else sneaking around the place from the outside. At some point, we ran right into eath other and he turned out to be a fellow explorer from around my hometown as well.
We talked a little and he said he had heard of a certain access point but wasn't able to find it. When he described it, I knew exactly what he was talking about, so we went to check it out.
The access was right where he said it was supposed to be. Really well hidden and really hard to spot - but we were in.
And this was the beeinning of our first tour together with Lost Places in Schleswig-Holstein und Umland. Many more were to follow.
The hospital was really big, and there were a lot of doors still locked, so we didn't see everything this first time, but we were going to be back...

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February 4, 2017


On the day of our departure, I managed to persuade my parents to make a little detour on the way home to visit Ferropolis - the City of Iron.
This huge strip mine has been turned into a museum and event center with five gigantic excavators arranged to form an arena of rusting iron.
The mine itself has been flooded over a period of five years and is now an artificial lake.
Although this is not a "traditional" urbex location, it was a more than fascinating site to visit.
The weather had a great part in the photos. The rain was on and off, and it was pretty windy, so the clouds in exchange with the blue sky added some extra drama to the look og the photos.
My parents were fascinated as well, especially my father, who in his younger years originally had wanted to study mining and metallurgy before moving on and becoming a pharmacist, enjoyed this stop.
At the end of our visit, we drank a nice coffee and drove the remaining 400 kilomters home.

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