Yesterday, I decided it was time to visit Oranienburg again, was there with Johan 9 years ago. It’s 33 kilometers away from my home, would take 7.5 hours to walk there. I took the S-Bahn.

Look at that pretty abandoned house.

As you will see, Oranienburg is not very colourful. Which I like, many buildings for me to point my phone camera at. I haven’t edited the pictures, I more and more love unedited pictures in this glossy internet world.

I was afraid everything would have been getting polished during the 9 years I hadn’t been there.

The letters. The letters.

I couldn’t find the restaurant where we had the worst chinese food ever. Maybe no one else like their food either.

A revisit here.

So rundown and so weird to see the front of the building because…

…it looks so different.

Went into the church. The keyhole!

This green.

There is a castle in Oranienburg, there are so many castles in this country. Around 25 000.

All of a sudden it felt like I was in Paris.

One knows one is in a small town when the buses don’t pick one up very often.

But still they call it city.

That little building, so romantic.



The handle!

I really enjoyed my afternoon, slurped a sundae at the Golden Seagull before heading back to Bierhof RĂĽdersdorf to enjoy a beer and listen to the Berghain Garten partying. It felt like back in the 2010s.

Talk soon xo


  • Thilda
    July 20, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    Lovely houses!! And so interesting details! 🙂

  • Kirsten
    July 21, 2021 at 12:31 am

    The doors – gates? with the white panels! The way the rhythm and weight changes from one to the other because of the light coming from behind. A pretty town, but it feels abandoned. Or is that your photos?

    • Sandra
      July 27, 2021 at 1:48 pm

      It did feel pretty abandoned, but it was also on a sunday so almost nothing was open.

  • Alina
    July 22, 2021 at 8:03 am

    The abandoned house from the second picture ist so cute! So much potential! <3 Really lovely pictures, Sandra!

  • Cinzia
    July 25, 2021 at 10:01 am

    that was fun!! Felt like I spontaneously jumped on a train for an afternoon of adventures too…

    • Sandra
      July 27, 2021 at 1:48 pm

      glad you liked it!

  • Leon
    July 27, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Living here and it’s not abandoned. ^^
    But still only 50k ppl living hear. A small town and we don’t call it a city.

    • Sandra
      July 28, 2021 at 8:31 am

      I meant it in an ironic way about that specific place 🙂
      I love visiting!


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