THE ABANDONED MILITARY SITE IN GERMANY
This military site ‘Neues Lager’ was built in 1889. It was part of the training grounds of Juterbog. It was used by the Whrmacht and after the Second World War by the Red Army. Eventually, it was abandoned after the reunification of Germany.
The first use of this site was to house the builders for the expansion of the military shooting range in Jüterbog. During the first years, the barracks of the site were mostly made from corrugated sheets. It was initially named Lager II which was later changed to Neues Barackenlager. Later in 1890 the site was expanded with many brick buildings. Eventually, from 1897 the military site was named Neues Lager and was used as a part of the huge training area around Jüterbog. It was the world’s biggest military site.
After the First World War, during the rise of the National-Socialist Germany, the site was used to educate new lawyers and jurists. But at the beginning of the Second World War, the Wehrmacht took it back.
The Soviet army took over after the Second World War and housed the 27 Raketenbrigade at Neues Lager. Later, at the end of the Cold War, the Soviets left Juterbog and the surrounding military sites. Today the barracks are mostly demolished, eventually the ground will be given back to nature. These photos were taken during my visits to the garrison in 2012 and 2021. Today, the site is partly demolished or in use by small companies. Follow this link for more abandoned locations in Jüterbog.