Wünsdorf is a place I really enjoy photographing due to the variety of interesting buildings and artefacts.
This site was predominantly used for military purposes, built in 1910 as an infantry school for the German army. The site featured extensive barracks (now redeveloped into apartments). Military sports facilities were added in 1936 and were used for training athletes for the Berlin Olympics. The facility served as a base for the German Army's motorised unit, until the time of the russian occupation of the area, when Wünsdorf was abandoned and taken over by Soviet forces as a base for their training and operations.
During Soviet times, the bathhouse was rebuilt and in later years a concrete structure added to the back of the main building. This structure is unsafe today and access is not possible - which is a shame as it would be interesting to explore. Wünsdorf had a reputation as a premier training facility for the Red Army and daily trains to Moscow were scheduled form Wünsdorf Waldstat station. During the GDR era the site was off-limits to East Germans and was like a small soviet town, featuring shops, school, leisure facilities and it's own radio transmitter.