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Explore #171: VEB Strömungswerke, Germany – May 2016

Explore #11 of ‘The Picnics & Palaces Tour’ Next stop on our roadtrip were some rather special stairs… History (translated, abridged and rewritten from here) VEB Strömungswerke was an East German ‘flow works’ manufacturer which designed and built jet engines for the aviation industry, including the first German passenger jet. After reunification production continued until the early 1990s. The large production complex was built in the post-war modernist style between 1956-58. Building number 64 was the former dining house for…

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Explore #167: Biosphere Hotel, Germany – May 2016

Explore #7 of ‘The Picnics & Palaces Tour’ First up on Day Three was this exceedingly decrepit and rather tastily decaying abandoned guesthouse, somewhere in the alpine East of Germany. I don’t know any specific history of this place, but it had clearly been disused for quite some time and closed suddenly by the looks of the personal effects and other ephemera left behind. Just as we were about to make our way onto the property a passing car screeched…

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Green Control Room Amazing fantastic retro vintage old Kraftwerk V Urbex Powerplant Germany Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location Deutschland

Explore #162: Kraftwerk V – May 2016

Explore #2 of ‘The Picnics & Palaces Tour’ After our permission visit of Kraftwerk Plessa it was time to get down to some ‘proper’ exploring at another huge decaying powerplant with an equally impressive control room… History This large coal-fired powerplant was built in the 1930s, and expanded substantially after the Second World War to help meet East Germany’s growing energy needs. As with many other such plants it closed down in the 1990s. Today it sits empty, partially stripped…

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