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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