Chateau Rochendaal - Chapel

Urbex: Chateau Rochendaal, Belgium – August 2014

The now abandoned Chateau Rochendaal was built in 1881 by Jean Henri Paul Ulens, a former lawyer, for himself and his cousin bride Marie. The property was then seized by the Germans during the Nazi occupation of Belgium. The Castle was apparently once a home for Otto Frieze a famous German Luftwaffe pilot who was known as the ‘Night Hunter’…

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Krankenhaus von rollstühlen aka Hospital of Wheelchairs - The TV Room

Urbex: Krankenhaus von rollstühlen aka Hospital of Wheelchairs, Germany – August 2014

This building from what I understand was once a private residence but was later used as a retirement home / residential care centre which catered for the elderly in their final days. Despite its name there was little evidence to suggest that this building functioned as anything other than a care home. There were a couple of beds in the basement which could have been consultation tables but I would suspect that few medical treatments would have taken place here…

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Spreepark Berlin aka Kulturpark Plänterwald - Ferris Wheel

Urbex: Spreepark Berlin aka Kulturpark Plänterwald, Germany – July 2014

This now abandoned entertainment / theme park was first opened in 1969 and took the name for which it is more popularly known, Kulturpark Plänterwald. In 1989 a company named GmbH won the contract to take over the park following reunification and the amusement park was renamed Spreepark owing to its close proximity to the river Spree…

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Haus der Offiziere - Wünsdorf - The Theatre

Urbex: Haus der Offiziere – Wünsdorf, Germany – July 2014

In 1910 a military training camp was built, the now abandoned Haus der Offiziere was added in 1914 as military sports school, which was later adopted seamlessly by the Nazis. This was just part of the huge site which became known as Wünsdorf or “Little Moscow” in the 1950’s. The town which grew to accommodate 35,000 people from the Soviet republic was significant in size and worthy of its nickname…

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Krampnitz Kaserne Military Barracks

Urbex: Krampnitz Kaserne, Germany – July 2014

Krampnitz Kaserne a military Barracks not too far from Berlin in Germany is made up of around 50 separate buildings most of which served as storage or accommodation blocks. The complex was established in around 1937 as part of the rearmament period and was used by the Nazi’s primarily as their main Cavalry base until it was abandoned by the Germans on 26th April 1945…

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Beelitz-Heilstätten aka Beelitz Hospital Mens Pavilion

Urbex: Beelitz-Heilstätten aka Beelitz Hospital, Men’s Pavilion, Germany – July 2014

Construction began at the Beelitz site in 1898. Funded by the Berlin State Insurance Company the Hospital was originally called “Worker’s Consumption Sanatorium”. Most of the prominent German architects at the time including Julius Boethke, Fritz Schulz and Heino Schmeiden were involved in the design of the sanatoriums which adopted a Pavilion system much similar to that of some of the Lunatic Asylums in the UK…

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Beelitz-Heilstätten aka Beelitz Hospital Bath House

Urbex: Beelitz-Heilstätten aka Beelitz Hospital, Badehaus, The Bath House, Germany – July 2014

At the south eastern part of the Beelitz site you can find one of the most interesting and visually appealing of the Hospital buildings, Zentral Badehaus the Central Bath House. Whilst one of the iconic features of this building is the stunning huge domed room with the sunken T shaped bath, this unaltered example of the original architecture is just one of the many rooms which contain amazing detail retained from the initial build…

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Beelitz-Heilstätten aka Beelitz Hospital

Urbex: Beelitz-Heilstätten aka Beelitz Hospital, Part 1: Women’s Sanatoriums, Germany – July 2014

The now abandoned Beelitz-Heilstätten, an extremely large hospital complex was built by the German government between 1898-1930 for the treatment of German workers. After World War II the area was occupied by the Red Army. The sanatorium then became the largest military hospital of the Soviet / Russian army located abroad functioning until 1994 when it finally closed…

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CCCP Pilot School - Soviet Mural

Urbex: CCCP Pilot School, Somewhere, Germany – July 2014

The abandoned CCCP Pilot School also known as the flight school was build in 1933 and was originally established to educate and train engineers and mechanics for military aircraft. The complex, which is built in the shape of an aeroplane was occupied by the Nazis during the second world war and used as a training facility for the Luftwaffe (German Air-force)…

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CCCP Hospital, aka The Blue Theatre Hospital

Urbex: CCCP Hospital, aka The Blue Theatre Hospital, Germany – July 2014

History The abandoned blue theatre also know as the CCCP Hospital, is a sizeable derelict Russian hospital complex located somewhere in Germany. Despite there being a lot more to this place we focused on the largest building which housed the operating theatres. Based on some of the murals on the wall it would appear that…

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Dr Anna’s House and Surgery – The Body Parts

Urbex: Dr Anna’s Haus aka Dr Anna’s House and Surgery, Somewhere, Germany – July 2014

After the death of her Husband the surgery was rented out to other doctors who used the place as a Urology Clinic, it appears that the Doctors wife continued to live at the property until somewhere between 2000-2010 when she moved into a nursing home leaving the property abandoned…

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The Cavern of the Lost Souls aka Car Graveyard Mine

Urbex: The Cavern of the Lost Souls aka The Car Graveyard Mine, Wales, United Kingdom – July 2014

No information on this one for the moment, I may populate this report later with text but for now its a big hole in the ground, aka a Mine in wales that has a pretty awesome feature to it…a huge cascade of abandoned vehicles flooding in from a hole at the top into a lake, now presumably full of all sorts of skin rotting chemicals :).

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Reflections of Hotel Thermale

Urbex: Hotel Thermale aka Hotel Des Theremes, France – June 2014

The Abandoned Hotel Thermal aka Hotel Des Theremes is a derelict hotel rotting away somewhere in France. The hotel complex is quite large and we only managed to explore one of the main buildings, what appeared to be accommodation area and recreational areas. The complex specialised in ‘healing baths’ targeted towards the elderly…

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