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An Abandoned Army Base, WWII bunkers, Art and Books …

Hosted by the Consul of the Berlin Outdoor Activities Group
Sports & Leisure
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Took place 3 weeks ago
Sun 29 Oct 08:30 - 18:00

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We can host 25 participants max. However, I will not limit the number of people signing up online. In order to secure your spot you will need to pay the Euro 12 fee for the guided tour upfront. Places will go on a first pay first serve basis. Please contact me for payment details.

Wünsdorf is a small town about 40 km South of Berlin. At first sight, you can hardly guess that this place has a turbulent past and was once known as a "forbidden city".

Wünsdorf served as an important military base during the First and Second World War with huge bunker complexes up to 20 meters under ground. Later it was the Red Army’s headquarters in Germany, the biggest Soviet military camp outside the USSR. It’s abandoned now, mostly forgotten and discarded, left largely to rot in the woods that give the ‘Forest City’ its name. And once the Russians had left Wünsdorf became one of Germany's few 'book towns' with many 2nd hand book shops and artists settling there.

Thus, there is much to explore.

The plan is :
8:45 – meet at Protected content
Its a 45 min walk the the historic grounds (bus is an option too).

11: Protected content tour of bunker complexes Maybach I and Zeppelin (former military staff and communications bunker of the High Command of the German Army). In English.

13:00 – Lunch at the local Greek restaurant

Afterwards we can visit the newly opened exhibition Akzente 14, where about 30 artists from the Brandenburg, Potsdam and Berlin present their work.
Alternatively, we can explore the accessible parts of the former Russian military base or roam the various 2nd hand book shops

17:02 or 14:42 – Train back to Berlin

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