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!
We arrived at the villa after a long walk on the boulevard, accompanied by thunderstorms. I really did not have high expectations of being able to enter the grounds and the villa – the photos I had seen showed a fence that was more than 2 meters high – but I was too curious not to pass by. Fortunately, there was an opening in the fence, which I could climb over with a little agility!
This cottage is somewhere on a small piece of land surrounded by a wide ditch.
Driving around, my hands on the wheel but my eyes exploring, I saw this beautiful house just outside a small village. It was built on the hillside and we couldn’t get near it while we were in the car.
Even when I’m behind the wheel I’m always looking around for abandoned spots. So, driving around, heading for an abandoned factory, I saw this great looking villa at the mainstreet of a town called Tomar.
Baroque castle built between 1728 and 1737, on the site of a fortress from the 15th century.
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.
The castle domain Nottebohm comprises an area of over 58 hectares, within the center an abandoned villa, built in 1908-1909 by the family Nottebohm from Antwerp. Château Nottebohm served as a country retreat for the family and was regularly inhabited until 1943.