Category Abandoned places
Should you ever find yourself needing to learn about the criminal history of Montenegro (hey, it could happen!), you needn’t look further than Jusovaca. This Turkish prison, which later became Montenegro’s state prison, hosted inmates from all walks of delinquent life throughout its run from the mid-19th century to the 1960s.
Deep turquoise waters, roads made of pure marble and enough history to make your head spin; to many, the walled medieval city of Dubrovnik, Croatia is a paradise on Earth. Yet only a short walk from the tourist-infested Old Town lies a grotesque reminder of the seaside resort’s bloody recent history: the ruin of luxury hotel Belvedere, destroyed during the 1991-1992 Siege of Dubrovnik.
Like all Spassbads in the world, Blub Spassbad was always about indulging your impulses with full abandon. From its opening in 1985 to its gradual closing in the 2000’s, Blub was where the good people of West Berlin would come for a quick and easy escape from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives.
Built by the Nazis and overtaken by the Red Army in 1945, Potsdam’s Krampnitz Kaserne is like Disneyland for the urban explorer. I visited the ghost town over the Easter holidays.
Inside the factory vandalism virtually stops. It is as if the place hasn’t been touched by anything besides the passage of time – and possibly a resident kit of insanely loud pigeons.
Pastel-colored religious books, trippy cat art and doilies everywhere – this abandoned house could only have belonged to two sisters that lived and died together serving Christ.