November 19, 2017

Tour Report: School of the Forest

After a great first day on our tour in late October of 2016, my wife and I, as well as our friends Pixelcracker and Lost Places in Schleswig-Holstein und Umland, all spent the night at a friends' house - not after we had a nice barbecue to finish off the day.
The next morning, we all had breakfast and left at a convenient time (that means not too early!). We had two possible spots planned for the day that were on the way back home, so that we wouldn't be arriving home too late.
The first spot of the day was an abandoned forestry school. We had to drive about 40 kilomters to get to the location. Nicely enough, there was a public parking spot more or less right across the street, so we could park one car, one RV and one car with caravan without looking too suspicious.
We waited for the right moment with no cars in sight to cross the road and just sneak onto the premises through the bushes.
We quickly found an open door that granted us access to the empty building. Although the school itself wasn't really spectacular, there were some nice details to find, so we spent almost two and a half hours in there until we had explored everything.
After getting back to the cars, we grabbed a quick snack before we drove on to the next location we had planned for the day.

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November 15, 2017

Tour Report: Soviet Nuclear Weapons Depot

After we had finished exploring the old mental asylum - but definitely not before we had finished the cake! - we still had a little bit of daylight left at our disposal. After all, it was late October, and the weather as well as the time behaved accordingly.
We - that included Lost Places in Schleswig-Holstein und Umland, Pixelcracker, my wife and myself - decided to go for a short exploration of a nearby nuclear weapons depot that had been built during the Soviet occupation.
After an adventurous drive (three cars, an unexpected stop and the coffee machine miraculously survived), we arrived at the surrounding fence and the large entry gate. We drove on for a little bit to find an opportune place to park that also was a little closer to the weapons bunkers. From there on, we walked through s bit of forest until we found a place where we could climb over the concrete wall surrounding the place.
Moving around was no problem; most of the place had been renatured and we walked around freely, altough wothout taking too many photos due to the fading light.
At some point we met a weird guy who wasn't security, but showed a strange interest in what we were doing without telling us what he was doing there. He didn't pose any threat, though, and we finished our exploration undisturbed.
Unfortunately, the light was really bad, so taking photos was kind of unseless. But who knows - maybe we'll get another chance next week when my wife and I are in the area again...

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November 10, 2017

Tour Report: Insane Asylum N. [Revisit]

It was an official tour, and it was a meeting of a bunch of urbex afficionados from Northern Germany that happened on a grey and rainy day in late October of last year.
Our friend Pixelcracker had organized the tour, and among the privileged few who met early that bleak autumn morning were also our friends North Urbex, Lost Places in Schleswig-Holstein und Umland, Urbex Team Bremen-Nord and Laura Koß Photogography.
We were welcomed by the owner of the old asylum and offered coffee and stories before she led us through all the buildings and we got the chance to take pictures in our own time.
There was also cake involved, so in spite of the weather, it was a great day we had together.

Special mention goes out to the owners who really work hard to keep the place in shape as best as they can and keep the partially dark history alive in the old buildings.
The area is secured and the buildings aren't accessible, but photographers and people who are otherwise interested are always welcome and can get in contact with the owners on the web page of the "Verein zum Erhalt der Domjüch" for the possibility of exploring this great location.
Maybe there is even coffee and cake :)

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