Berlin’s Abandoned Olympic Village

Germany were originally awarded the 1916 Olympic Games, an event cancelled due to WW1. Fast forward to 1931 and Germany again won the rights, this time to host the 1936 games. Arch-propagandist Joseph Goebbels recognised an opportunity for some positive international optics, and the decision to build a village for the Olympic athletes was born. […]

Spaced out / Gut Kerkow

Spaced out gut kerkow in Angermunde

Gut Kerkow is an organic farmyard shop merged with an art gallery.   In the quiet town of Angermünde, in the Uckermark District of Brandenburg, there’s a small ranch with a cheerful little farmyard shop attached to it. The building is full of natural light, which spills in through large windows, accentuating the wooden beams […]

Eisenhüttenstadt: the flagship socialist city

Eisenhüttenstadt city Germany

Welcome to the largest monument in Germany – a sleepy city steeped in history. Founded in 1950, Eisenhüttenstadt is technically the newest city in Germany. It was known as Stalinstadt between 1953 and 1960, and was built to be a shining example of the socialist doctrine. Although the city resembled many of its Baroque predecessors, […]