Bismarckturm Zehdenick

While travelling through Brandenburg, it’s not uncommon to come across monumental towers made of brick or fieldstones, often in wide open fields or on top of small hills. What might […]

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Bismarckturm Zehdenick

5 days ago

While travelling through Brandenburg, it’s not uncommon to come across monumental towers made of brick or fieldstones, often in wide open fields or on top of small hills. What might be put off as just another random stone tower (there […] Read More

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The Lenin of Fürstenbergs School Nr 27

1 month ago

Even 97 years after his death, Lenin still makes an appearance in the most unusual places. But considering that at one point, 1.5 million Soviets were stationed in Germany – it shouldn’t be too unusual to bump into a Lenin […] Read More

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Cosmonauts, Communists, and the Kremlin in East Berlin

1 month ago

If there’s one policy from the German Democratic Republic that has left a lasting positive impression, then it would be the “Kunst im öffentlichen Raum” and the “Kunst am Bau” movement to promote Art in Public Spaces and Architecture. While […] Read More

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The Nazi legacy of the Grazer Damm

3 months ago

There’s hardly a corner in Berlin that’s been left untouched by the legacy of the Nazis – be it through Hitlers and Speers architectural fantasy of building a new world capital called Germania, or the natural conclusion of the city […] Read More

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The AVUS

4 months ago

There are few places in Berlin that I both equally hate and love driving along – one of them being the route of the legendary AVUS in West Berlin. The Autobahn along this section is always plagued with congestions and […] Read More

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Fürstenbergs Soviet Murals

8 months ago

Fürstenberg – or to use its full name Wasserstadt Fürstenberg/Havel – has a long and difficult history. Its founding dates back to at least the middle of the 13th Century, but regardless of its achievements – its history is overshadowed […] Read More

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Berlins Chernobyl Memorials

9 months ago

35 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the event the aftermath have had consequences that still impact us to this day. The area around (and) Chernobyl itself has become a urbex Disneyland for many adventurers and the catastrophe has been […] Read More

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Bunker Wünsdorf Zeppelin | Bunkeranlage Maybach

10 months ago

Wünsdorf could have been just like any other city in Brandenburg – but if it was we probably wouldn’t be writing about. Its location, close enough to Berlin – but also just far away enough made it the ideal location […] Read More

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Gut Gentzrode

03/12/2020

There are few places that have left us with a deep sorrow after we’ve visited them – but the Gut Gentzrode (also known as Herrenhaus Gentzrode) possibly tops our list. We’ve first heard of Gentzrode almost 10 years ago, and […] Read More

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Everything you didn’t know about Berlins Leninplatz

19/11/2020

As the German art critic and author Karl Scheffler once put it – “Berlin is damned always to become and never to be” – and even 110 years later this statement couldn’t ring truer. No matter where you go in Berlin, if you just lightly […] Read More

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Lager Koralle

01/11/2020

In June 1939, a group of Kriegsmarine technicians set out into countryside outside of Bernau – a good 20 kilometers north of Berlin – armed with a mobile radio truck. The Navy Technicians were carrying out a series of radio […] Read More

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Kernkraftwerk Greifswald

19/08/2020

Germany had always been at the forefront of Nuclear Research with Otto Hahn and his assistant Fritz Straßmann being the first to discover Nuclear Fission on the 17th of December 1938. After the second world war, many of Germanys nuclear […] Read More

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Vierter Ring – Hitlers unfinished Autobahn

10/07/2020

“Germania” – the mythical capital of the Third Reich. Looking back at the plans that Albert Speer came up with for Adolf Hitler in 1935, one can only wonder how the Nazis thought they could ever realize their supersized construction […] Read More

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Chemiewerk Rüdersdorf

19/06/2020

Just a few kilometers outside of the city limits of Berlin, in the city of Rüdersdorf lie the ruins of the Chemiewerk Rüdersdorf – a former cement turned phosphate chemical factory – with a history dating back over a hundred […] Read More

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Germanys last Lenin

05/06/2020

It’s been 29 years since the cold war ended. The Soviet Union and its satellite states no longer exist (at least not in their communist form). Decades of frustration and anger were taken out on the physical manifestations of the […] Read More

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Heilstätte Grabowsee

29/05/2020

Just a few kilometers outside of Oranienburg – in the middle of the forest lie the ruins of what used to be one of Germanys most modern Lung clinics, the Lungenheilstätte Grabowsee, most commonly referred to as the Heilstätte Grabowsee. […] Read More

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Panzerkaserne Bernau

22/05/2020

Bernau, just a few kilometers outside of Berlin was a city once known for its extensive Beer and Cloth Production skills. Today its known for being conveniently located on the S-Bahn line to Berlin and its UNESCO World Heritage site. […] Read More

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