Abandoned headquarters of a group of Soviet troops in Germany
• Abandoned headquarters of a group of Soviet troops in Germany
Why I love urban exploration - so is this something that can penetrate into the depths of history, which is sometimes taken to hold back. I did not know that near Berlin is a huge abandoned military headquarters, and certainly could not imagine that there will be a statue of Lenin.
Trip to Germany in May 2014 left only the fondest memories, the country is very kindly took me and showed a lot of interesting places. Around that time, I began to emerge, my interest in foreign abandoned objects (and then I did not know where it leads). Niche, you can say good is chosen because of the little fellow who does it, and those who are devoted to this part of my life, are my good friends.
So, a brief overview of the abandoned military headquarters in Germany!
I do not like copy-paste from the internet, but here it will be very interesting to refer to the history-this place is the main headquarters of the Red Army in Germany, and he was named among the Germans "little Moscow" or "Forbidden City". Yes, the name of the city: the complex itself includes many buildings. That's how it looks from the satellite, but it is only a small part of it. In scope it reminds hospital complex Beelitz-Heilstatten, photos of which I recently published. Clearly see the parade ground
The complex was in a hurry to leave in 1994, but the origins of the headquarters back to ancient times. The building existed before the arrival of Soviet troops in Germany, and the first is a very important strategic point due to the proximity to the railway. During World War II, this complex has become the largest military base, and there are countless German troops were stationed. Approximate Adolf Hitler in 1933, expanded the military capabilities of the region and formed the first armored division of the German Wehrmacht. Soon the construction of bunkers and other underground structures. In 1945, when the outcome of the war was a foregone conclusion, the area was subjected to intensified bombardment. Having lost 120 soldiers, the commander of the headquarters was forced to give the order to retreat. April 20, 1945, Soviet troops came here and took the headquarters without a fight, firmly settled in this place. Georgy Zhukov declared this place the headquarters of the Red Army and ordered to bomb bunkers and mines. In place of a single power came another.
The locals were expelled, the road was closed to traffic and the movement of the perimeter were allowed only to Soviet citizens. In March 1953 there were about 800 residents and 30,000 soldiers. Now, when everything is thrown, only Grandpa Lenin reproachful looks on uninvited visitors.
Abandoned main avenue. We were lucky to be there until such time as all German zabroshki swept a wave of commercialization, is now to take a stroll on the complex, you will have to pay 40 euros. 40 !! and you do not get a feeling for even 1 \ 100 the entire atmosphere because of the fact that the place has turned into an attraction
The first time it was not possible to get inside, but we walked around and examined the territory
In the second time managed to get into the buildings of interest to us. Due to the fact that the complex is getting ready for the reception of tourists, here conducted electricity and could simplify your shooting conditions without a tripod :) main auditorium
Of course, it is unusual to meet Soviet symbols in a foreign land
On the roof of the building offers panoramic views of the area of staff. Visible boiler room, a bath complex and the main building
In the 20 years of inactivity complex well preserved - protect the place contribute to the locals and just volunteers, called caretakers. However, graffiti is not enough rescues
Boiler. You can see the red star
There is a swimming pool and
We are, of course, prepared to sail
Go to the main building. It is well preserved, that Russian abandoned places are rare. Why we can not be that it is not clear to me zhe
In one of the rooms you can find all sorts of rare objects: a map of the USSR, overcoat, aluminum spoon, faceted glass, old textbooks, and so on..
But the goal here was definitely planted later
This is what I call a dive into history. Great story faded into obscurity
The rest of the rooms were empty in the main building, but we noticed a beautiful staircase
Soon we came out on the roof. Leaden clouds hung over Germany, and that the weather is perfect for exploring abandoned places. If the sun was shining, the impression would have been very different. We were here all alone
A view of the parade ground and sullen Lenin, to whom no one else has built
Fairly contrived, I made here such frame. The hour hand is always stopped at 12:32 and more will never fill space dimensional tick
An object very much, although it was not filled with something unimaginable. Especially good was able to feel the peaceful atmosphere of this place. In English, there is a very beautiful word that describes it all - decay. Here is a decay is present here and gradually absorbs a territory Staff
Later, we will visit an abandoned amusement park, an abandoned castle, a mental hospital, but that's another story. The trip to Germany was one of the most memorable and more in terms of a good company, which is a rarity :)