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    The LAH Brracks at Lichterfelde

    Spent an early morning exploring the grounds of the former Prussian Cadet School/LAH Kaserne/Andrews Barracks site in Berlin Lichterfelde last week. Enjoy the tour!

    First, the famous entrance with the two stone "Reichs Rottenf*******252;hrer" encased in their concrete sarcophagi...

    Don
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    The plaque on the wall...
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      #3
      The plinths with the soldier's statues encased in concrete. I always wondered why they were just not trucked away...
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        Guess What Used to Be Up Here....
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          The Kasernekirche...
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            A Wilhelmine barracks....
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              The thing I remember most about that place is that it's right in the middle of a housing estate. The houses seem to be as old as the barracks.

              I expected it to be set in its own grounds, well away from anything else.

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                A more modern baracks being demolished - I do not know if this was put up in the TR era or by the American Army after the war, but it is going, going...
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                  Originally posted by Robin Lumsden View Post
                  The thing I remember most about that place is that it's right in the middle of a housing estate. The houses seem to be as old as the barracks.

                  I expected it to be set in its own grounds, well away from anything else.
                  I passed some incredible homes on the walk from the S-Bahn station to the Barracks - apparently Lichterfeld was - and is - a high rent neighborhood....

                  Don
                  "Der Führer vasn't a mousy little momma's boy - Der Führer vas Butch!" - Will Ferrell in The Producers

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                    #10
                    Happy memories, Don.

                    As you come out of the barracks, cross the road and walk straight up that long street, you come to a garage selling cars.

                    The name of the garage........EICKE motors!

                    I thought that was strangely appropriate!

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                      I saw that, too, Robin, and thought the same thing! Here's a shot of the entrance to the swimming pool, with appropriately Teutonic statuary...

                      Don
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                        The rear of the entrance, with a policeman who came up to me after this shot and with a wink told me there was to be no photography in the area - after I had taken about fifteen shots!

                        Don
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                          LAH-Lichterfede

                          For me as an LAH collector the 2 times I spent on these holy grounds was the max. I even took along a piece of sandstone which had fallen down from the building

                          LAH collectors: THE place to be!

                          A morning walk at the Kadettenanstalt...

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                            Don C,

                            Thank you for the tour. Next time I get to Berlin I'll have to find this and (take some secret photos too) see it. I have that book, Berlin: Then and Now, which is a great guide. From the train station in 2004 I saw the only remaining flak tower at Humbolthian.

                            Bob

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by DonC View Post
                              The Kasernekirche...

                              No, it's the Andrew’s Chapel. Build like many other buildings by the US Army as more than 3/4 of the old barracks were destroyd.

                              Today it's one place of the Bundesarchiv.

                              The most US buildings are destroyed now (garages and the motor pool) for new single-family houses.

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