September 22, 2019

Tour Report: Factory Bunker E.

It was a rainy day in November almost two years ago. We met up with a friend of ours (Link) to do some exploring... In a city about halfway from Berlin to the Baltic, we had some potentially nice spots on the map.
We met near the first location, parked our car, transferred the gear and drove the rest of the way using just one car. This first location was a huge abandoned underground WWII shelter. It had been built below a large factory that during the war produced transport equipment and anti-tank weapons. Parts of the old factory premises are being used by various companies now, so we had to be careful not to be too obvious regarding our endeavor.
We had to walk a while, and the rain didn't really get better. After a while, we reached a small patch of forest. We walked along a brick wall until we arrived at a steel door. Behind this door - stairs.
The metal stairs were wet from the rain, and we had to walk down about three floors until we reached the bunker.
The size of it was amazing. The ceilings were at least four meters high and the dimension of some of the rooms suggests that this wasn't merely an air raid shelter - maybe it served as storage or even as an underground production facility for the factory.
The signs on the walls are from the later use as a central shelter for civil defense of the factory during the cold war.
We were happy to have gotten out of the rain and spent a considerable amount of time checking out the bunker. It is, however, safe to assume that there are some more underground facilities directly beneath or at least near the factory. But we had planned another location, and the increasing rain forbade further extensive exploration of the area. So this will have to wait for the next time we're near the place...

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