Inside the belly of the beast. Refuse from East Germany’s first nuclear plant will continue to cast a threat long after the DDR itself was shut down.
The Liesenbrücken, fine industrial iron bridges built by the Prussian state railway operator, have been abandoned for almost 70 years.
Garbáty’s Zigarettenfabrik was brought to its knees by Nazi persecution. East Germany appropriated the cigarette factory till that ended too.
The Schöneberg Gasometer looms 78 meters over the Röte Insel neighborhood, daring intrepid explorers to hike seven levels of steep spindly steps to the top.
Ardy’s ready-made meals
The Ardy ready-made meal factory evidently didn’t get the meals ready enough or it wouldn’t have gone bust. But bust it is, desperately in need of a dönor.
Kraftfuttermischwerk Fürstenberg was a fodder factory fabricating fine futter for farm folk’s flocks. Before that it was a mill for all folk and flocks.
An old garage from DDR times, maybe even before, was home to several old cars in varying states of decay, including a Trabi prototype from before 1959.
Metallhütten und Halbzeugwerke
VEB Berliner Metallhütten und Halbzeugwerke was spewing all sorts of contaminated evil crap into the Spree river until the plug was pulled on it in 1990.
The saddest brewery in the world was right here in Berlin. At one stage, the Böhmisches Brauhaus in Friedrichshain just wanted to be put out of its misery.
Chemiewerk Rüdersdorf is a rich hunting ground for filmmakers, with “Enemy At The Gates,” “The Monuments Men” and a Rammstein video apparently filmed here.
Bärenquell was one of Berlin’s popular beers renowned for taste. So it’s hard to understand why the brewery went bust. Perhaps the bears drank all the beer.
An abandoned ice factory sounds cool but I’m sorry to say it’s not. It’s not, because no Eisfabrik making ice should ever be frozen out and destroyed.
Wolfswinkel paper mill
Monsters now call the abandoned paper factory of Wolfswinkel home, transforming it into a magical fantasy land only the intrepid dare enter.