The Devil's Cabin: Where nature reclaims the ruins of Fascism & Socialism

At mystical Bogensee nature has reconquered a secret nazi hide-out and a gigantic university for the socialist elite towering in the forest.


Barnim, Brandenburg


6 hours


8 km



Group size



English / German

What to expect

Bogensee is a fascinating place. Despite its historical significance over the course of the 20th century from fascism to socialism, its historical sites seem completely forgotten. Along the well-preserved Goebbels-Villa and the gigantic former university for the socialist elite, nature has reconquered the whole terrain. Our guide will not only tell you about the history of the place but also about how it was instrumentalized in a recent attempt of a right-wing organization to overthrow the German government.


Right next to the historical sites, beautiful lake Bogensee invites you for a picnic or – if you are very brave – for a cool dip in the exceptionally clean water. After making our way back through the deep, mostly untouched forest, a local lake restaurant gives us the opportunity to buy cold drinks and fresh fish & chips.

Highlights of the trip

Goebbels villa

Secret university

Historic plot

Lake & community picnic

Forest & wildlife

Closing drinks

What’s included

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Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your ticket for a full refund, up to 5 full days before the day of the trip. If you cancel up to 48 hours before the trip, we will refund 50% of the ticket price or offer you the opportunity to switch your ticket for a different date. Cancellation requests less than 48 hours before the trip starts cannot be granted a refund nor a transfer. Our trips are not dependent on favorable weather conditions (i.e., everythings goes ahead as scheduled even when it rains). In the rare case that the event is canceled on our end, you will get a full refund.

COVID-19 measures

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