February 27, 2022

Tour Report: Hotel "Berdux"

Although we'd just spent the final days of our November vacation in 2018 with our friend Jens in the Harz mountains, we had decided to spend the New Year's celebration there as well. We arrived on December 29, and we had planned a few explorations for the following day. However, as we were cooking dinner over the fire that evening, Jens informed us that he had a few tasks for us to perform, since he was going to be on a sleigh tour with some tourists.
So much for our tour the next day. We spent the day up on the mountain and used the extra time in the afternoon to chop some wood for the next couple of days and drive into town to get some groceries and drinks for New Year's Eve. 
The tour had to wait until the next day.
We started the following day with a nice little breakfast, and since we didn't have to drive too far, we were able to take our time getting ready. The day started out beautifully - the sun was shining, and the air was cold and crisp.
We arrived at the first location after about fifteen minutes of driving. There was a public parking lot right next to it, so we didn't have to search for a place to park.
Entering the abandoned hotel was easy - there was an open door.
We came in through the kitchen, a few office rooms and the main dining area - they had fallen victim to the usual vandalism, and so we didn't have high hopes regarding the rest of the place.
We were wrong. Of course, there was vandalism, but less than we thought, and there was a lot of beautiful decay. Even the piano was still in pretty good shape.
We took our time to check out every corner of the old hotel, so we spent about one and a half hours in there, before we got on the way to the next location...

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