WÜNSDORF: THE FORBIDDEN CITY


When East Germany was a client-state of the Soviet Union, the Soviets maintained its largest military camp outside of the Soviet Union at Wünsdorf, located only 25 miles from Berlin. Because only Soviet personnel were allowed on the premises, it was known as “The Forbidden City” to East Germans. After the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989 and reunification of Germany in October of 1990, it was only a matter of time before the Soviets called her troops home. That finally happened in 1994. The Wünsdorf complex has remained empty ever since.