Flugplatz Johannisthal was one of Germany’s first commercial airfields when it opened to the public in September 1909. It is known to some as the birthplace of heavier-than-air flight in Germany since this is where airplanes were first used.
When it comes to Urbex, Berlin is a prime location to explore. The city’s abandoned places have unique histories that vary from the Fall of the Berlin Wall to the aftermath of World War II.
We’ve explored several abandoned locations, some of which were left to rot after Nazi Germany’s downfall. In contrast, others were abandoned after the Soviet Union withdrew from East Germany. Urbex in Berlin provides a unique opportunity to experience history firsthand, so we’re passionate about exploring the places listed below.
Join us on our Urbex journey in Berlin!
Before it became the Lager Koralle Bunker Complex, the goal was to build a naval academy in the outskirts of Berlin. But, after some test radio transmission, the Navy decided to change its plans and create what we would call the German Command of the Navy.
Read More »Exploring the Abandoned Lager Koralle
Berlin has a vast transport network composed of S-Bahn and U-Bahn lines that cover almost 500 km of tracks across the city. And the town used to have even more tracks, but due to political divisions, world wars and economic problems, some of those tracks were abandoned. One of those is known as Friedhofsbahn, and it used to connect Berlin-Wannsee to Stahnsdorf.
What remains of the Flugplatz Oranienburg can be seen not that far away from the Oranienburg Hauptbahnhof. Built before the Second World War, between 1936 and 1939, this abandoned airfield was used until 1945 by the Luftwaffe and the Heinkel-Werke Oranienburg.
Vogelsang used to be more than just a Soviet military base. This place used to be a city filled with secrets and soldiers, but today, it lies empty in Brandenburg while rots away in the middle of a forest.Read More »Vogelsang: Exploring an Abandoned Soviet Military Base north of Berlin
Checkpoint Bravo was the name of one of three Allied checkpoints used by the United States in the divided Germany and Berlin during the years after the Second World War and the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Before 1969, this Checkpoint could be found on a bridge over the Teltow Canal. Still, it was moved to a different location called Albrechts Teerofen. In here, we will be talking about the original and abandoned Checkpoint Bravo.
The fact that an abandoned waterpark like Blub Berlin exists in the middle of Berlin-Neukölln surprised us. We have already visited a few abandoned places in Berlin but never explored anything so easy to enter and close to the city. Back in the ’90s, Blub was the most incredible water park Berlin had ever seen, but nowadays, the place feels more like a weird Mad Max water park than anything else.Read More »Blub Berlin: The Abandoned Water Park in Berlin-Neukölln
The Spreepark is an abandoned amusement park that has been lying abandoned close to the heart of Berlin for at least, 15 years. When you enter the park and start walking around, you can see the remnants of the previous decades, and this is why this location is so unusual for people.
From all the urban explorers who want to capture its decay to the hipsters who want to photograph something that looks cool.Read More »The Abandoned SpreePark in Berlin