Vogelsang Nuclear Base

In 1962 The Cuban Missile Crisis brought the world closer to nuclear war than ever before, but what the west didn’t know at the time was that the Soviets already had Nuke’s in their backyard! This is the amazing, secret storey of Vogelsang.

Tempelhof Airport

Tempelhof airport was designed by the Nazi’s before World War II started as a state of the art transport hub which they never actually finished building before the start of WWII. Instrumental in the Berlin airlift after the war, and used as a civilian airport until 2008 it now stands empty and mostly unused.

Heeresbekleidungsamt

Heeresbekleidungsamt is a former NAZI Uniform factory which, after WWII, was taken by the Soviets. With its own railway sidings the Russians found it an idea place to process their plunders of war before sending them back to Moscow by rail.

Iraqi Embassy in DDR

Whilst Germany was divided this building housed the Iraqi embassy to the former GDR, now the building lies abandoned with broken windows and paperwork including old visa applications scattered on the floor.

Krampnitz

Krampnitz was a German military barracks used by the Nazi’s during WWII. It was captured and taken over by the Russians just one day after the Germans fled in April 1945. It has since been used for filming Enemy at the Gates and Inglourious Basterds and now lies derelict and abandoned.

The U-Boat Bunker

This is the bunker complex from where Admiral Karl Dönitz commanded the German U-Boat’s towards the end of WWII. It is now mostly derelict, but the underground bunker remains intact if you can find the small concealed entrance in the woodland.

Beelitz Heilstätten Sanatorium

Beelitz Heilstätten, home to the imperial German Army, the Red Cross, where Adolf Hitler was treated during the battle of the Somme, the stalking grounds for a sadistic serial killer and shelter for Erich Honecker under the protection of the Soviets when the Berlin wall came down. This abandoned place has a storey to tell.

The Berlin Wall

I have always been interested in the Cold War, especially its effects in Germany following world war II, so in March 2012 I headed off to Berlin to meet a chap called Cliewe who had first hand experience of what divided Berlin was like. I had read about Cliewe in an...