Cité Foch’s closing down sale must have been something else. Everything must go! In the end, even the shopping center, cinema and leisure center had to go.
Antique filling station
Berlin is forever itching to be scratched. Scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find hidden gems, like this antique gas station from a bygone era.
Time overlooked the Wiesenburg while Berlin’s ruins were cleared or rebuilt after the war. The former homeless shelter in Wedding was left fend for itself.
The Berlin Wall’s escape
It was a “small sensation” to find 80 meters of the original Berlin Wall among a bunch of secretive trees that imagined they could keep it hidden forever.
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.
The Institute of Anatomy endured a choppy past, with sadistic students conducting fevered experiments on people who were no longer in a position to object.
The British built “Fighting City” so their soldiers could learn the subtle art of urban combat. It wasn’t abandoned for long before the police took over.
Professor August Hinderer’s beautiful house has been in ruins since it was hit by bombs one night in March 1944. Trees are growing where the roof should be.
Süd-Bowling in Steglitz used to be one of Berlin’s favorite bowling alleys, with 16 lanes. The old Kegelbahn was bowled over, abandoned, and replaced by apartments.
Neukölln kids’ hospital
The Kinderkrankenhaus is krank and no one’s there to provide the cure. No wonder the little souls of the children left behind are desperate for visitors.