March 23, 2024

Tour Report: Farmhouse "Land of Green"

We got a tip for this abandoned farmhouse somewhere in Denmark. We were told that in all likelihood there would be no way in, but that the view from the outside alone was worth the trip.
As we still had some time after our visit to the old school, we used it to make a short detour to this place.
It only took us about 20 minutes before we were standing in front of what could have been a house. The house really was almost completely overgrown with ivy and other vines; we had never seen anything like it before. It was only the fact that it was November and many of the trees had already lost their leaves that made the house recognizable as such.
As we had been told, there was indeed no entrance - unfortunately, because we could see a lot of very old furnishings through the windows. It would have been a dream to explore this place from the inside too.
But who knows - maybe the opportunity will arise in the future!
In any case, this house was a worthy end to our tour and we drove home with a smile on our faces.

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March 16, 2024

Tour Report: The School of Roses

From the car graveyard, we drove west parallel to the border, until we reached the next spot on our map - an abandoned "efterskolen" (boarding school). We didn't really have any expectations, since we only knew that the school had been closed for a couple of years. As we arrived, we saw that part of the premises is being used by a catering service, so we couldn't just roam around without asking.
So that's what we did.
We knocked on the door of the catering service. It took a while, but eventually, someone answered the door. We explained where we were from and asked if we could take a look at the old school. They told us that some buildings were unlocked, and that we were allowed to check those out. They didn't allow us to enter the buildings that were locked, becuase they apparently were being used for storage and other things.
So we took our time and walked around the premises.
The parts of the school that were open where almost completely ampty and without real decay, so it wasn't as spectacular as we'd hoped - but from the outside, the buildings looked really nice - espcially when the rain clouds came and were lit by the afternoon sun.
We still had one more location to check out, so we kept this visit short and drove further west...

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March 10, 2024

Tour Report: Volvo's Graveyard

On a cold November morning in 2019, we embarked on a tour to Denmark to explore a couple of abandoned places together with our good friend "Lost Places in Schleswig-Holstein und Umland".
The first spot we had on our map for the day was right behind the border, so we only had to drive a little more than an hour from our hometown to get there.
The site is a plot of land with around 30 to 40 old vehicles - mainly Volvos, but also other makes. We don't know for sure whether it is the property of a collector, a mechanic or perhaps even a former car dealer. Rumor has it that someone comes to check on things from time to time, but when we were there, it was just us. Nevertheless, a few vehicle tracks on the driveway showed that a car stops there at least once in a while.
The plot is right next to a housing estate, but is almost completely surrounded by trees, so we were able to move around unseen. We just had to park a little further away so as not to attract attention. Fortunately, there was a public parking lot not too far away.
Once on the site, we took our time to look at everything. There is a small hut and a caravan, but they were locked. There were also some remains of walls that indicated that several small buildings once stood here - but as I said, we were unable to find out more about the history of the site, so we would have to speculate at this point.
The cars were not classic cars in the original sense, although one or two models are certainly considered "classics" by fans and collectors.
I don't know much about cars, but I assume that most of the models on the lot are from the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s.
We even found one or two Volkswagens (even if there wasn't much left of them), which was surprising in this location, but probably not unusual - however, the tandem bike did seem a little out of place.
We probably spent a good hour and a half at the car graveyard. Then we made our way to the next location we had on our list - an abandoned school, so stay tuned!

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