The region of Brandenburg in Germany has a rich and diverse cultural history dating back to the 9th century. The region saw its largest expansion from the 18th century onwards thanks the Kingdom of Prussia, with a large part of its territory being located in what is now Poland. The region is dotted with thousands of small castles and once luxurious manors belonging to the various local nobility - of which many have since fallen into disrepair and obscurity.
The end of the Second World War saw a large territorial loss on the German side, with the majority of the land being ceded to Poland (and the region of Königsberg to the Soviet Union, now Russia), often splitting cities in half. The Soviet occupation and the establishment of the German Democratic Republic saw a large scale dispossession of wealthy land owners and the destruction of their property as well as the establishment of the largest Soviet Military Installations outside of the Soviet Union - often by simply repurposing former Nazi Military Barracks and Bunkers - like the former U-Boot Command Center Lager Koralle or the Adolf Hitler Lager in Forst Zinna.
After German Reunification in 1991 and the Soviet Withdrawal in 1994, the vast majority of Soviet Military Bases in Brandenburg have been left abandoned and have become so called lost places. They are joined by thousands of factories, hotels and infrastructure given up or sold out after the demise of the East German Industry - giving urbexers a wealth of tragic motives.
Below are some of the abandoned and lost places that we've explored and documented in Brandenburg during our urbex trips - but our list is by far not complete. Be sure to check back on a regular basis - or sign up to our Newsletter and stay up to date whenever we explore a new Lost Places in Brandenburg.
Urbex Brandenburg: Adolf Hitler Lager / Forst Zinna - Avro Lancaster Crash Site - Bramo - Zümo Werk - Bunker Wünsdorf Zeppelin | Maybach I - Chemiewerk Rüdersdorf - The Artillerie Kaserne - Flugabwehr-Raketenabteilung 4123 - Flugplatz Alt Daber - Flugplatz Löpten - Flugplatz Rangsdorf - Carinhall - Fürstenbergs Soviet Murals - Gasthof zum Schwarzen Adler - Gut Gentzrode - Heeresbekleidungsamt Bernau - Jagdschloss Schwarzhorn - Kaserne Krampnitz - Kraftwerk Vogelsang - Lager Koralle - Lenin Bust Fürstenberg - Mars La Tour Kaserne Fürstenwalde - NVA Lazarettbunker - Olympiastadion Wünsdorf - Panzerkaserne Bernau - Papiermühle Wolfswinkel - Sanatorium E - The Stasi Hotel - Truppenübungsplatz Döberitz - Twin Villas Fürstenwalde - Abandoned Soviet Training Tank - Villa Bogensee - Flugplatz Werneuchen
Urbex Oranienburg: The SS Bath and Boiler House - Flugplatz Oranienburg - Funkbunker Karo Ass - Heilstätte Grabowsee - Munitionsdepot Oranienburg - SS-Hundeschule Sachsenhausen - The SS Hundertschaftsgebäude - Veruschsstelle für Höhenflüge
Urbex Germany: Hotel Fürstenhof - Kernkraftwerk Greifswald - The Machine Factory - The Nail Factory - The Textile Factory - Rapunzel’s Tower - The Soviet Helicopter - The White Castle - Weißen Häuser Rechlin
Urbex France: L’église du Bon-Pasteur
Urbex Hungary: Párizsi Udvar
Urbex Italy: Il Grande Cretto di Gibellina - Tonnara del Secco