Pougues les Eaux is a town in the Center of France with a Spa and Gambling heritage. Although the Health Spa stopped in 1970, it was known for it’s miraculous water and gambling Casino since the renaissance. The past decades it struggled to keep its identity – have a look.
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Bitburg – in the German province Rheinland-Pfalz - had a front-line position in the cold war. It used to be the home of the NATO with the United States Air Force's 36th Fighter Wing. Since 1994 the military airbase is converted into a commercial zone. That is, with the concrete fortified bunkers for fighters jets as commercial space.
A rare IFA – MZ border patrol motorcycle can be found at the iron curtain border museum at former checkpoint Alpha. The brand was once the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world – its still there with a battered history. Have a look.
The biggest earth moving machines made by mankind – called bucket wheel excavators used in open-cast mines. In the former DDR near Gorlitz – Germany there’s one open to the public. Have a look at this humongous piece of machinery.
In the former DDR region near Berlin – Germany, the ruins of a hospital dating back to 1898 hides in the woods. It’s called Beelitz – Heilstätten, a former sanatorium with a tattered history. Have a look at this remarkable place.
In a small village north-east of Legnica in Poland a huge baroque building emerges from the rural landscape. It’s the largest Cistercian abbey in Europe located in Lubiaz – with work in progress to reverse the decay over the past centuries.