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Rewatex – Abandoned Laundry and Dyeing Factory – Berlin

In autumn sunlight the abandoned industrial laundry and dyeing factory on the Spree, previously home to  VEB Rewatex, looks almost inviting as an urbex destination but in the snow and cold of a Berlin winter it’s a different story. When Digital Cosmonaut suggested a trip out to Spindlersfeld last October to explore an abandoned factory […]


Photos From My Phone – January

The new year started with a bang – well, lots of them actually.  I spent my first Silvester (New Year’s Eve) in Berlin and went to watch the fireworks at Brandenburger Tor from a side street near Potsdamer Platz.  Here’s a short video: [youtube] For anyone who hasn’t experienced it, Silvester in Berlin is […]


Papierfabrik Wolfswinkel: Exploring An Abandoned Paper Mill

Papierfabrik Wolfswinkel is a disused paper mill about an hour from Berlin by train and bus (including waiting for connections) and an urbex enthusiast’s wet dream. Last week I met up with a couple of fellow Berliners eager to explore Berlin’s past through its abandoned buildings – Digital Cosmonaut and Irish Berliner of Abandoned Berlin. You can see Digital Cosmonaut’s […]


Sanatorium E – Abandoned Tuberculosis Hospital

On Saturday, Digital Cosmonaut and I met again to explore another of Berlin’s abandoned places, often referred to as Sanatorium E. After the success of our trip to Kaserne Krampnitz, which you can see more of in my post and on Digital Cosmonaut, we were determined to see more of Berlin’s derelict buildings before they […]


Stadtbad Prenzlauer Berg

I have been fascinated by the Stadtbad Prenzlauer Berg (or Stadtbad Oderberger) on Oderberger Strasse since my first trip to Berlin in 2009 when I tried to wander into the building whilst it was being set up for a Swap Market event sponsored by Skyy Vodka. At that time I didn’t realise that the building […]

The view back down the mountain after leaving the NSA Listening Station at Teufelberg

Teufelsberg (The Devil’s Mountain)

The first time I heard about the Cold War listening post on Teufelsberg (German for Devil’s Mountain) was watching the BBC ‘Berlin’ documentary by Matt Frei.  Standing in the tower below one of the listening domes, with the canvas sheeting flapping about him in the wind, Frei explained the history of the listening post and the […]