July 26, 2020

Tour Report: Hotel "Borderline"

Late in March of 2018, we undertook a short tour to Eastern Germany together with our friend Pixelcracker. It was a very spontaneous excursion, so there wasn't a lot of time for extensive planning, and we just took the locations that came our way, so to speak.
The first location that we visited was an abandoned hotel. The building used to be a garrison of the East German border troops (Grenztruppen), and it could easily be identified as such - most of these garrisons look identical.
The hotel was in one of four buildings that are left of the garrison; the others have been turned into apartments and storage.
We parked a few hundred meters away and took a little stroll down the road to the hotel. A few truck drivers were using the area to park their trucks for the weekend, so there were a few people around, but they weren't really interested in what we were doing.
We walked across the lawn and along the side of the building to find a way in.
Surprisingly enough, the door was open.
The next surprise was the condition of the place. There wasn't a lot of vandalism or graffiti, and apparently, the copper thieves hadn't discovered the hotel yet.
Due to the relatively short time of abandonment, there was no real decay, and the hotel didn't seem to have bothered with expensive furniture, so there really weren't any neat scenes to be photographed. It was a bit disappointing, but in the end, it was another location we explored together with a good friend - and I think that in the end, I managed to squeeze one or two nice shots out of my camera ;)

It took us about an hour to explore the hotel. When we were finished, we went back to the car, had a quick breakfast and drove off to the next location.

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

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