Verlassene Orte / Abandoned Berlin 2

Filed 12/2/2020 | Updated 15/2/2020 There’s another book on the way. “Verlassene Orte / Abandoned Berlin 2” is being printed at the print...

Flugplatz Brand: Bombs away!

Filed 15/12/2019 | Of all Berlin’s abandoned airports, Flugplatz Brand is one that has flown under the radar. It’s not spoken of in the ...

Demoted diner: Burger King no more

Filed 10/7/2019 | It’s the slowest fast food restaurant in the world. You’d be waiting a whopping great time for your burger – longer,...

Die Wiesenburg homeless shelter: Asylum for artists and bats

Filed 6/4/2018 | Time kindly overlooked the Wiesenburg while the rest of Berlin’s ruins were cleared or rebuilt after the war. Despite...

Spreepark: A postmortem

Filed 2/4/2018 | I ran past Spreepark today and was distraught to see what the city (Grün Berlin) has already done to it. Trees around ...

Lost and found: The Berlin Wall's escape

Filed 5/2/2018 | Updated 12/2/2018 The Berlin Wall’s been rearing its ugly head again, muscling its way into the news. Today is what the ...

Döner required: The Ardy ready-made meal factory

Filed 29/1/2018 | The call came late. Giant abandoned Dönerfabrik. A location. Wow! It was well dark already but there wasn’t a moment t...

Fodder for thought: VEB Kraftfuttermischwerk Fürstenberg

Filed 4/12/2017 | Oh, how it aches! It suffers in silence on the banks of the Havel, dreams and memories flowing like the past into Rö...

Lenin's loss: Left behind in Fürstenberg

Filed 10/10/2017 | Updated 7/11/2017 Little could he have known as he made his way surreptitiously through Germany in 1917 that stone sta...

Trabiwerkstatt: Fossil-fueled fossils

Filed 11/6/2017 | Updated 12/6/2017 Of all the Casanovas out there, East Germans were the worst for leaving broken hearts on the scraph...

Villa Schade and Kino Hubertus

Filed 15/4/2017 | Updated 26/8/2019 NOTE: These two buildings have been demolished by paid mercenaries. So ist Berlin. There’s nothing ...

Jüterbog: Ozymandias' shattered visage

Filed 5/11/2016 | Scattered haphazardly all around, like bones in a bombed-out graveyard, Jüterbog’s ruins reluctantly await their fate....

The Forbidden City: Lenin's last stand at Wünsdorf-Waldstadt

Filed 6/9/2013 | Updated 31/10/2016 Lenin is a lonely man. He’s the only one left, gazing forlornly across the overgrown lawn, abandone...

Abandoned Berlin | Documentary

Filed 30/8/2016 | Around this time last year, a documentary-maker from Barcelona by the name of Jordi Busquets got in touch to make a shor...

Berlin 1936: Olympic effort for an abandoned village

Filed 25/4/2010 | Updated 12/8/2015 Nearly too knackered by the time I arrived to do any exploring at all. More than 40 kilometers on a...

Bureaucracy-bound barge: Love-stuck on troubled waters

Filed 5/8/2016 | She only floats in her dreams. The river laps inquisitively at her sides. Is everything alright? No, no it’s fuckin’ ...

Abandoned Berlin for Mit Vergnügen: 11 places

Filed 18/6/2016 | Mit Vergnügen recently asked me to write about 11 abandoned places in and around the German capital. They're all o...

Kladow Casino: Betting on the winds of change

Filed 18/5/2016 | Germans like nothing better than telling you what you aren’t allowed do. It’s the national pastime, always has been....

The lost city of Vogelsang and its nuclear secrets

Filed 11/6/2011 | Updated 12/05/2016 Shadowed by fear, consumed by guilt, somewhere in the contradiction of nowhere lies a forgotten cit...

Sporthotel Hohenschönhausen: The drugs don't work

Filed 29/4/2016 | The drugs alone aren’t enough. They don’t work. In fact, they just make you worse, as The Verve once sung . But I kn...