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Abandoned ammunition depot in Brandenburg

The ammunition store built in the 1930s consisted of 91 ammunition houses and sheds as well as another 45 ammunition containers. Six buildings were used for administrative and welfare purposes (e.g. as a camaraderie).  The ammunition depot had a branched track system that provided traffic access to the warehouses, which were widely spaced for security reasons.  E ach m bunker has the dimensions of 20 x 15 and a web-loading dock. The buildings stand on stilts. A lightweight construction is placed on top. The roof is a coffered ceiling. In the event of a possible explosion, the pressure could be diverted upwards. All windows and both entrances also open to the outside. There were basically vents in the floor and under the ceiling  For fire protection reasons, the Reichsbahn locomotive was not allowed into the ammunition depot. Factory traffic took place with the army’s own diesel locomotives. The buildings survived the war unscathed.  After 1945, the Soviet Army was able to transport the ammunition produced at home directly to the warehouses without reloading.  

The bunker complex also housed a secret: Contrary to the official description, the GSSD in the GDR stored chemical weapons in specially secured objects. After the handover to the Germans, a specially secured area was discovered within the Muna area. 14 bunkers were equipped with a special security system. It is secured with a double barbed wire fence. A high voltage system was installed in the middle of the bridles. There was a guard path in front of the fence and a telephone to the officer on duty every 150 m. I also saw a watchtower. There were even dog runs on the track beds. The security area was completely illuminated.

Geschichte des Munitiosdepots

Auf dem Gelände befinden sich auch einige oberirdische Betonbunker aus deutscher Zeit, die wahrscheinlich auch dem Luftschutz der Soldaten dienten:

Oberirdischer Betonbunker

These are pictures of the former laboratory building of the ammunition depot. There is an underground firing system in the immediate vicinity, but it is not accessible.

2. Beschussanlage

In diesem Halbbunker aus deutscher Zeit sind zwei ca. 25 m tiefe Röhren eingemauert. Das war eine weitere unterirdische Beschussanlage.  Der mittlere Bereich der Anlage war hier aber schon eingefallen:

Here you can see the former comradeship home with cinema and dining room. In Soviet times it is said to have been a staff building. The use as a cinema can also be seen. The fountain is a real gem of Soviet architecture:

Kameradschaftsheim und Springbrunnen