Visit to Peenemünde

Expedition 1:  VKN Camp
September 7, 2002

The VKN camp (Versuchs-Kommando Nord = test command north) is located in Karlshagen, west of the railway line to Peenemünde, opposite to the former Karlshagen settlement. The camp consists of about 20 horseshoe-shaped wooden shacks at a horseshoe-shaped road.
The camp served as quarters for soldiers, who, independently of their rank, were assigned as scientists or technicians corresponding to their education.
Later, the buildings were used by the Soviet army, then by the NVA, and shortly even by the Bundeswehr.

Southern row of buildings

Two of the northern buildings

Idyll in the wood...

More then 10 years of ruin left their traces

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Text and photos: Copyright by F. Leuband
Updated  2003/12/27