October 6, 2019

Tour Report: School Hostel B.

Early in December of 2017, we embarked on a short tour through Northern Germany together with our friend Freddy from Nordgriller Urbex.
The first location that we wanted to explore was an abandoned school hostel. It had been operated by the catholic church until its closure due to investigations into alleged cases of abuse that happened in the 1950s.
The building stood right in a residential area, so we expected difficulties in terms of parking and potentially watchful neighbors, so we first drove by to check if the coast was clear.
It was easier than we had thought. There was a place to park right near the location, and there were no fences around the place. Trails around the building and broken windows told the obvious story of teenagers from the neighborhood using the abandoned building as a playground.
We found an open door around the back and entered.
Our expectations regarding the level of vandalism were met - there was a lot of graffiti of rather low standard, but surprisingly enough, the destruction wasn't too extensive.
There was still a lot of stuff from the hostel's time of operation, so there were a couple of nice details to be seen.
What I liked most about the place was the decay.
Some of the ceiling lights had been thrown in, so ample amounts of rain had made their way into the building and soaked some of the walls and the furniture. The humidity brought some nice and colorful decay - even in the winter time.
After about an hour and a half, we were done exploring all the rooms, so we did one last walkthrough for a short video of the place (link after the photos); then we returned to the car and drove off to the next location we had planned...

To find out more about the history of this place and to check out all the photos, click the button below.

And here's the short video I made towards the end of our explore:

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