Berlin. Day two, stop 1.

After the small disappointment at Beelitz we had plans for this day. We wanted to visit Freibad Lichtenberg and after that we didn’t know yet, we had some plans but. Find out in the next blog post. But first Freibad Lichtenberg. If we had read better we wouldn’t have such a problem finding it. But after 1 hour we found it. It was a nice location next to an old stadium at the football club. The sun was behind the clouds as the photo’s show, but we had a great time there. Lot’s of history here concerning the Olympic games in the 30’s.

The pool was behind a fence so we couldn’t get very close. All shots here are with the Sony. I also used my E-M10 with telezoom here for close up shots but those files aren’t processed yet. We spent the morning here and waking back to the S-bahn we decided to visit another urbex location, not that close by but we went for it. This update will follow as soon as i have selected and processed the shot’s taken there.


Berlin, second stop. Beelitz Heilstätten.

After our short stop at Bad Oeynhausen it was back to the freeway and off to Beelitz Heilstätten, the larger part of the trip. We went to Beelitz Heilstätten last may and we were blown away by this great urbex location. That day we could only visit the more vandalized men’s part of the complex because the better female part had a tour going on. So back then we decided we would visit again next trip to Berlin. But….it was disappointing. Except some smaller houses all was locked down very tight, everywhere signs that we could visit a website and book a tour. We tried to make the best of it and eventually found an entrance to the cellar, we decided not to go for it because i had to slide down and we couldn’t know what it would bring us.

We did enter the places we could and did our thing. Below you can see the impression from this visit.


We spent like 4 hours there and continued our trip to Lichtenberg where we had our first Hotel. Trip was easy, hotel not that difficult to find with the S-bahn close by. Time to unpack and go for the city.

All shots in this post made with the Sony A7r and Zeiss 24-70 f4.


Berlin, first stop. Bad Oeynhausen.

We love Berlin, that is a fact. Few weeks ago we went for our third time in a 1 year time span. This time we wanted to find places for more urbexing or rural exploration. So at home we made some plans which in the end didn’t change much. This visit took us through 3 hotels and 6 nights. For the time of year we had great weather which of course was a gamble.

So what did we do, see and took photographs from? I’ll be posting galleries form the different places we visited. Updates will come, though slow because the post processing of my pictures takes some time.

On day one we made a stop at 7.30 in the morning in Bad Oeynhausen. There is a Motor Technica Museum which closed it’s doors years ago, you cannot walk in the museum itself but from behind the fence some nice views are possible as seen in this gallery.

New on this trip was the camera i used most. A few weeks before we left a Sony A7R became my first camera in use. The Olympus E-M10 with all the lenses tagged along in my bag. Most shots taken in the coming blog posts will be shot with the A7R with a Zeiss 24-70 f4 lens. It was fun to use but using a zoom after shooting primes only for a longer time was a new experience.

Well, updates will follow soon. The same day we also visited Beelitz Heilstatten, the location which made both our hearts beating to do more urbex.