Vandalized Castles - Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 2015


In summer 2015 my family and me made a short trip to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the north-east of Germany. In this region old castles were available on eBay and ImmoScout24 for a small cost of around 250.000 - 1.000.000 €.

Once a castle becomes abandoned, protection by a 24-hours-security-service is essential to keep vandalizing village-youths, annoying lost place photographers, thieves and other burglars away from the edifices. Or at least windows and doors should be secured with bricks entirely.

The following pictures show traces of burglary, arson, illegal partying and squatting. The documented scenes are set in four different castles in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Each castle showed a different phase of decay.