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Franzosenbad – A swimming pool in a bad way

The water was drained from the pool at the Franzosenbad years ago and now it’s littered with parts of the ceiling, lockers and some of the discarded wooden panels that at one point kept the abandoned swimming pool in the north of Berlin secure. The pool is in the former Cité Foch, which was built in […]


I Found Love in a Hopeless Place

It’s strange how sometimes little details jump out at you. I was checking out this abandoned glass factory near Ostkreuz in Friedrichshain, Berlin the other day and the ‘LOVE’ graffiti grabbed my attention.  It made me think of a previous series of posts entitled ‘It’s Friday, I’m in love’ and once the lyrics to that […]


BVG Freibad – an abandoned open-air pool in Berlin

The water at the BVG Freibad, an abandoned open-air swimming pool on Siegfriedstrasse in the Berlin district of Lichtenberg, doesn’t look too inviting, even on a hot day. The pool was built in 1928, the same year the neighbouring stadium was acquired by the newly formed BVG (Berliner Verkehrs Aktiengesellschaft, now the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe), the […]

Still from Lost Dreams - Spreepark Berlin by Friedhelm Fischer

Lost Dreams – Spreepark Berlin

Berlin’s abandoned theme park, Spreepark Plänterwald, must be one of the most well-known urbex destinations in the world. The neglected amusement park has been in my thoughts often since it was bought back by the city of Berlin in March 2014. Spreepark hasn’t been open as an amusement park since 2002, when the owners ran […]


Berlin Hippo Habitat Under Threat – The Abandoned Wernerbad

My search for forgotten and overlooked places in Berlin led me this week to Kaulsdorf and the Wernerbad (an abbreviated name for the Freibad Wernersee) where I found Knautschke, a concrete hippo, patrolling the long grass at the edge of the abandoned swimming pool. Since 2002, when the Wernerbad closed, Knautschke has had the waters […]


Bahnbetriebswerk Pankow-Heinersdorf – An Abandoned Train Yard

Urban exploring doesn’t get much easier than a visit to the Bahnbetriebswerk Pankow-Heinersdorf (far easier to visit than say) an abandoned train yard in Berlin.  The train sheds, administrative buildings and turntable are conveniently (for exploring and formerly for repairing and servicing trains) right next to the S-Bahnhof. Crossing the open land between the road […]