Reliability, commitment and leadership skills were to be consciously promoted in the Soviet Union. And how could one train these three qualities better than by letting children operate a railway line?
Time for a new country! Today we travel to the capital of Belarus, often referred to as “Europe’s last dictatorship”.
There’s no shortage of hiking trails in the Black Forest, and on some you can walk in the footsteps of history. Twelve kilometers and 750 meters in altitude bring us closer to the history of hydroelectric power in Baden-Württemberg 🙂
We could hardly believe our luck: An actual Lost Place, in the middle of a residential area, almost on our doorstep. But what had been produced here?
We found an abandoned factory in Moldova by chance. But what was produced here?
Deep inside a forest in Moldova a giant soviet nuclear bunker is decaying in silence…
Welcome to Transnistria – the last Soviet territory in Europe.
The history of Moldova is closely linked to Jewish culture. In 1903 there were over 200,000 jews in the region, now there are only about 15,000 left. And the traces of their history are slowly fading.
Many people think that there are no white spaces on maps anymore. Tourists in the Himalayas seem to bump into each other at the top of Mount Everest and have been able to post to Instagram via a special mobile network for years. Former “insider locations” are now served by budget airlines. But one doesn’t have to travel far away: The Republic of Moldova, one of the world’s least visited countries, is located between Romania and Ukraine – just two hours from Frankfurt by plane. The exact numbers differ, but most statistics agree that much less than 20.000 international tourists