Berlin’s “lion on the loose” has holed up at the abandoned Zambian embassy. She’s seeking asylum from the CDU. AB got an exclusive interview.
Security was tight in the Underberg herbal rotgut distillery as they thought only five humans knew the secret recipe. Now the secret’s out.
Glass milk bottles are rejoicing with schadenfreude after learning of Tetra Pak’s fate. The packaging giant abandoned its factory in Heiligensee in 2013.
The appropriately named Blackland Rock & Metal Bar has joined Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Lemmy in the otherworld after going up in flames.
A strange UFO perches on a mountaintop in deepest darkest Bulgaria. Buzludzha, the country’s former communist party HQ, has to be seen to be believed.
Lew McDaniel of West Virginia worked as a linguist at Teufelsberg, Field Station Berlin, from 1968-71. He tells Abandoned Berlin of life at the spy station.
Niederlehme’s Treib- und Schmierstofflager 44, aka TSL 44, was a former oil and fuel storage facility used by Nazi Germany, then East Germany’s armed forces.
Vogelsang still clings to its nuclear secrets. One sneaky deployment of bad weapons was so damned secret it was even kept from the Soviet soldiers involved.
Two houses and a cinema clung to life in Waidmanslust, fighting loneliness with earthly possessions before they too went their inevitable way.
About Abandoned Berlin
Tall tales of trespass and anecdotes of fear – this is Abandoned Berlin.
An attempt to remember the past through the present, to capture memories in the air, to uncover the stories trapped under broken bricks and flaking paint.
Abandoned Berlin started in 2009 when the lure of untold wonders was calling from the other side of a threatening fence. It was such a magical experience the author was compelled to share it with instructions for others to enjoy, too. More incredible stories followed.
Abandoned Berlin thus became a documentation project to record the city’s ruins and derelict places before they’re gone.
It has since spawned two books, documentaries, a growing number of short films, t-shirts, and many imposters.
If it’s verboten it’s got to be fun. For more information on the project, including why the author gives out addresses, check out the “about” page.
Otherwise, viel Spaß!