Urban Berlin: Papiermühle (Paper Mill)

How to get there

The Paper Mill is located in north Berlin at Eberswalde Strasse 29~30, Eberswalde. Its right behind the PapierMuseum on Wolfswinkel street and you’ll see the fences up and a door with the sign “End of Summer”. The easiest way to get to the paper mill would be taking the RE3 train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof or Gesundbrunnen in the direction of Eberswalde Hauptbahnhof. When you get off at the station you can either walk to the site or take the bus 861 and stop at Finow/Wolfswinkel. Here is a map

How to get in

You need to first jump over the door with the sign that says “End of Summer”. Afterwards its time to explore. The first building with the trailer parked in front has a small window where you can jump in but the more you go towards the back of the buildings (towards the other trailers), you’ll notice there are no closed doors and fences to prevent you to wonder around.

What you’ll see

Out of my previous explorations, I must say this has been one of the best so far in terms of graffitis and artwork. Not only the artist(s) did an excellent job but they are very well preserved and untouched. Other than that you’ll see how the paper mill functioned when it was working. With the usage of the river water and big space for storage and such. There are a few buildings to snoop around and you can even walk along the river which was all frozen while I was there (winter is the best :)). There are also a couple of burned buildings to look at as well.

Any Dangers

Other than broken glass here and there, there aren’t any dangers. I wouldn’t suggest to go into the burned buildings since they are hanging on their last leg and ready to fall apart. If you do enter the paper mill from the basement as I did, then be careful with the holes on the ground and the waterway. You don’t want to get sucked into the drainage and come out in the river. It has been mentioned by other explorers that the trailers are actually used by squatters or settlers. During my visit, there were a few cars parked along in the site, so just be aware that there could be people and respect them.


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  • Ela

    This is so cool!! With I was able to check it out too! -Ela

    • metehans

      One day when you come over to this part of the world