Artilleriekaserne Jüterbog II

THE ABANDONED MILITARY SITE IN GERMANY


This military site ‘Artilleriekaserne Jüterbog II’ was built in 1890. It was an important site during the Second World War and the Cold War.

Under Nazi rule, Jüterbog’s army base was greatly expanded. Three surrounding villages were demolished to make space for the military training areas. After the war, during the partition of Germany from 1945 to 1990, Jüterbog was part of East Germany and remained an important garrison town of the Red Army. Up to 40.000 Soviet soldiers were housed in imposing Nazi-era barracks and in new buildings in the countryside. The huge garrison, about four times larger than the civilian population, strongly disrupted civilian life and the town was occasionally shelled as a result of indiscriminate Soviet artillery training.

After the Red Army left reunified Germany in 1991, the 20.000 hectares military area was and remains closed to the public because of security and environmental hazards. Demolition of the site started in 2010, the site will be used for new housing projects. I visited ‘Artilleriekaserne Jüterbog II’ in 2012. Also check these other military sites in Jüterbog: Neues Lager, Altes Lager and the military hospital.

Built 1890 + 1935
Abandoned 1991
Demolished 2012
Artilleriekaserne Jüterbog II
Artilleriekaserne Jüterbog II
Artilleriekaserne Jüterbog II
Artilleriekaserne Jüterbog II
Artilleriekaserne Jüterbog II
Artilleriekaserne Jüterbog II
Artilleriekaserne Jüterbog II
Artilleriekaserne Jüterbog II
Artilleriekaserne Jüterbog II
Artilleriekaserne Jüterbog II


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