Hobbit Factory - Rudesdorf (DE)

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The factory was mainly used to produce animal feed, and other phosphates used in farming. It originally opened in 1899 by C.O. Wegener as a cement factory, and was used briefly in the 2nd World War to make Bauxite for the Nazis (You occasionally see sensationalist reports called “The Nazi Chemical Factory”) I prefer to call it “The Hobbit Factory” because Hobbits are nicer than Nazi’s, and the kiln next door looks very ‘Hobbitty’:

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The soviets dismantled it after the war, and it was given a new lease of life in its agricultural format in the 1950’s. In the 1970s it was expanded and a few more kilns added.

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The factory made its last pig’s dinner before the gates were permanently closed in 1999. Fencing topped with razor wire surrounds the site now.

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Lately it has proved a rich hunting ground for filmmakers, with ‘Enemy At The Gates’ and a Rammstein video apparently filmed here. (If anyone finds it, please let me know which one it is)

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The explore:
First things first, this explore is knackering! It’s all vertical! You’ll do at least a thousand stairs if you do every building. If I were to make an urbex thighbuster video, I’d make it here. On arrival it took us a couple of attempts to find an easy to scale portion of fence, they have been maintaining the perimeter. There’s also a pack of guard dogs on an adjacent live site that we seem to be permanently setting off, but no one came onto this site to investigate.

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The scale of this room is just dizzying!
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Endless stairs:
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Bridges:
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Knackered, had to have a sit down:
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Admin Building:
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With More Stairs:
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The Vault:
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Thanks for looking:
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Yeah I like that too, made me tired just looking. Thanks for sharing
 

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Lovely that urban x.even though it's stripped it's really nice..your on a real roll at the min
 

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