The DDR - Revisited

Accommodation Area

More accurately described as the Karlshagen Siedlung.

The rows of houses, apartment blocks and the oval sports fields are clearly visible.

Some of the apartment blocks in the estate.

More senior personnel occupied cottages and larger houses.

Dr Walter Tiel and family enjoying the comfortable surroundings of the housing area.....only a short distance from an excellent beach.

The railway station is to the LHS of the image.

The housing area after the bombing of August 1943.....Dr Thiel was killed in the attack.

The sandy ground meant that the damage caused by a large number of bombs was rather limited.

The sports area viewed from the railway station end.

The houses that were once occupied by rocket scientists.

The flooded entrance to the railway station.

One track is still open but the station is no longer in use.