NVA Flugplatz Löpten

While the German Luftwaffe had 70 military air bases and airfields spread around Berlin and Brandenburg alone at the end of World War II, the newly created Air Force of […]

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NVA Flugplatz Löpten

3 weeks ago

While the German Luftwaffe had 70 military air bases and airfields spread around Berlin and Brandenburg alone at the end of World War II, the newly created Air Force of the East German NVA seemingly wasn’t so focused on (re)establishing […] Read More

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The Avro Lancaster Crash Site

1 month ago

The year 1944 was the single most destructive year for both the RAF and USAAF during the strategic bombing of Germany. Combined, over 900 thousand tons of bombs were dropped – more than in all previous years combined. The German […] Read More

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Julius Fučík Memorial

1 month ago

While many memorials and pieces of public art that were erected during the reign of the German Democratic Republic were removed or altered after German reunification, more than just a handful have seemingly escaped that fate and continue stand in […] Read More

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Villa Bogensee

2 months ago

Few places in and around Berlin highlight the complex german history layer cake like the Bogensee. Situated a good 15 kilometers north of Berlin, the Bogensee served as the scenic backdrop for Joseph Goebbels “Waldhof” – also known as the […] Read More

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Denkmal für die Gefallenen der Garde Pioniere

2 months ago

While traveling through Brandenburg, one can’t fail to notice how the villages and towns take care of their War memorials. Unfortunately the same can’t be said for many of Berlin’s First World War memorials – a prime negative example being […] Read More

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NVA Flugabwehr-Raketenabteilung 4123 Klosterfelde

3 months ago

The forests around Berlin harbour a great many secrets. The Prussian, Nazis, East Germans and the Soviets – all of them have lurked around Brandenburgs expansive Oak and Birch forests, hiding everything from art to nuclear missiles. At the height […] Read More

The Bridge of German Soviet Friendship

3 months ago

The majority of symbols and emblems related to the German Democratic Republic quickly vanished after the German Reunification in 1990. While some East German symbols can occasionally still be found, they tend to be far and few between, so it’s […] Read More

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The Bülow Pyramide

4 months ago

Brandenburg is full of lovely architectural and historical discoveries. While the region has a (not always unfounded) reputation for being somewhat dull and unfriendly, almost every village has something unique to see, be it a Kriegerdenkmal, Bismarckturm or in the […] Read More

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The MFS Buchheide – The Stasi Hotel

5 months ago

On the south eastern edge of the picturesque city of Templin, nestled in a small forest next to the Lübbesee lies the MFS Buchheide – also known as the Stasi Hotel. Originally intended for the East German State Security as […] Read More

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9 Legal Lost Places to visit in and around Berlin (and 10 that you can’t)

5 months ago

Urban Exploring has become quite a mainstream activity over the years, thanks to its ever growing presence and popularity on sites like youtube, reddit and even tiktok. Even this website contributes to people gaining interest in exploring abandoned factories, soviet […] Read More

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The Galata Tower of Brandenburg

5 months ago

It seems like no matter where you go in or around Berlin, the scenery is somehow always accompanied by a tower. Be it the picturesque water tower in Prenzlauer Berg, the funkturm in Charlottenburg, the Grunewaldturm in Grunewald – or […] Read More

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Kraftwerk Vogelsang

6 months ago

Directly along the scenic Oder-Neiße border between Germany and Poland lies the concrete remnants of the Kraftwerk Vogelsang, a crumbling symbol of the destructive madness of the Third Reich. While most passersby probably dismiss the abandoned Power Plant as just […] Read More

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Flugplatz Rangsdorf

7 months ago

Berlin and its immediate surroundings have always been at the forefront of german aeronautical innovation and are steeped in history. Germany’s first Airport opened in (the now Berlin district of) Johannisthal in 1909, the first “stealth” aircraft were tested in […] Read More

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Kriegerdenkmal Rahnsdorf

8 months ago

Rahnsdorf is the easternmost district of Berlin and many people probably associate the area with its picturesque nature, the cute Woltersdorfer Tram, and the canals of Neu-Venedig (and Berlin’s smallest ferry). The district of Rahnsdorf has more to offer than […] Read More

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 Olympiastadion Wünsdorf

8 months ago

Often by chance we pass by seemingly inconspicuous structures not giving them a second look. But these structures don’t just appear out of thin air and more often than not – especially when travelling through Wünsdorf Zossen – they have […] Read More

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Jagdschloss Schwarzhorn

8 months ago

Seemingly forgotten by its surroundings, hidden by a dense growth of trees lies the Jagdschloss Schwarzhorn. Its Rapunzel-like tower pokes above the treeline – just like it did over 100 years ago – signaling to the boats and ferries on […] Read More

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Kriegerdenkmal Woltersdorf (bei Berlin)

9 months ago

When traveling through the villages of Brandenburg one can always be assured to find at least three things: A bakery, a cemetary, and a “Kriegerdenkmal” – a war memorial. While many of the villages can often be described as rather […] Read More

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