To get in, fellow explorer Twan and I had to quickly climb in through a window at the back, because the hotel next door was being renovated. So construction workers were busy a few meters away, but because of our experience they obviously did not see us.
During the return trip from a short holiday in the Harz Mountains last summer, we took a short break for this beautiful location. We were dropped by our fellow explorer Lia, who then looked for a strategic place to keep an eye on things. Twan and I were able to stretch our legs for a while in this large building, where the great decline started a long time ago. With some crumbled ceilings and stairs that are not completely reliable, a great challenge!
The Učka Mountains used to be a popular excursion destination for tourists in Istria. Many tourists also spent a few days at Učka Resort Hotel to enjoy the surrounding nature park.
Meet Haludovo Palace, the original palace of sin and often called the most extravagant resort on the Adriatic ever.
Located a bit further up Krk’s island coast from the famous Haludovo Palace, Hotel Ucka is a beautiful little hotel. Built in 1933 in the town of Omisalj, the pretty, faded, building had its own beach and boat launch.
Château de Al Mère is a half-finished castle, meant to be a hotel: construction started in 2000 but was stopped in 2002, after which the structure was turned into a modern ruin. The castle is still waiting for its first guests to arrive…
The midsection of this building opened in 1912 as Grand Hotel Prealpi. During the First World War the two wings were added and it was converted into a military hospital.
Mořina is a small town but it’s famous because of the hippies who spent their holidays there. They all came for one thing: the quarry Velká America.
During a holiday trip in the Belgian Ardennes, on our way to the beautiful city of Durbuy, we passed this abandoned building. There is not much information to be found about this urbex location, but what I know is that it used to be a small hotel.
Hotel Jadran was socialist Yugoslavia’s first hotel. When the construction of the hotel finished in 1950, most observers agreed that it was the most beautiful on the coast, situated along a three kilometer stretch of pebble beach on the Makarska Riviera in the tiny town of Tucepi, and surrounded in pines. This was my first urban exploration in a foreign country.