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Graffiti at Güterbahnhof Pankow – Berlin

Graffiti at Güterbahnhof Pankow – Berlin – Germany

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information : www.abandonedberlin.com  – thanks

The only thing that’s left at the Güterbahnhof Pankow  thought of times that were..Even most of the tracks are gone, taken away lest the carriages that once trundled through feel like trundling through again. The absence of people and their repairs let the place be deserted and crumbled and it time.

Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (12 van 76) Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (46 van 76) Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (48 van 76)Now it’s forgotten. The train turntable doesn’t spin anymore and the control cabin’s in a badstate. Too many parties – even the DJ has left.

Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (61 van 76) Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (43 van 76) Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (44 van 76)Blackened beams attest to a hellish retirement, the smell of smoke still lingers, scattered sheets of paper flutter around the office, names and addresses for all to see (so much for Germany’s paranoia with privacy law), and the clock on the administration building only tells the time twice a day.

Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (8 van 76) Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (50 van 76) Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (74 van 76) It used to be so different. The railroad yard began operations in 1893 or 1904 (depending on your source) and was only closed down (for reasons I have so far been unable to determine) in 1997. At its peak, it could handle up to 1,800 freight cars a day. One thousand 800 Güterwagen a day!

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But they ripped out the rail tracks and knocked down a few buildings by 2007. Then in 2009, the whole 40 hectare site, including the land going down as far as S-Bahnhof Pankow, was snapped up by developer Kurt Krieger. He wants to invest €350 million to build a 30,000 square meter shopping center and a 40,000 square meter furniture shop (à la Ikea), while planting 1,370 new trees and creating a five hectare park.

Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (42 van 76) Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (63 van 76) Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (32 van 76)The impressive round building, where they were able to turn locomotive engines with no reverse, is a listed building, a denkmalgeschützten Rundlokschuppen, apparently dating to 1893 and one of the last two in Germany.

Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (67 van 76) Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (9 van 76) Güterbahnhof Pankow - Berlin - Germany (4 van 76)
Krieger reportedly wants to invest €5 million to restore it for cultural use.
“Maybe we’ll turn it into the opera of Pankow,” he joked in his broad Berliner dialect, according to Tagesspiegel. Pankow and opera are a strange mix, to say the least.

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For now Güterbahnhof Pankow is at the end of the line. But development work could start as soon as next year. Seems it won’t be long before it goes off on a new track.

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Abandoned Gasworks V – the Netherlands

Abandoned Gasworks V – the Netherlands – 2015

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Melkfabriek St. Josef – Belgium

The first time (that my cousin Jascha Hoste took me along) on a urban exploring trip. i wasn’t hooked on immediatly,
i had more hobby’s then 😉 The next time was 3 years later.
Then every year more….. Thanks Jascha for all the Good Times/Trips.
Melkfabriek St. Josef – 2008 – Belgium

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Former Mine – Sweden (2013)

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Former Mine – Sweden (horizontal)

( sweet Karin from, The non existent Center,  showed my cousin (Jascha Hoste) and me around)
(Jascha Hoste http://www.lost-in-time-ue.nl/index.php?mact=Gallery,m6e73e,default,1&m6e73edir=Mining%2FMine-S-S-July-2013&m6e73ereturnid=56&pagina=56)

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Abandoned Industry – Finland (2013)

Abandoned Industry – Finland (2013)

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