Built in 1885 in Gronau,Germany, close to the border with Holland (Enschede),these were the last buildings standing since their closure in 1999.
They have been protected and will probably be turned into the usual luxury flats.
Gronau is a very small town but is home to an unusual Museum – The Rock ‘n’ Pop Museum. Sadly it was closed for renovation when we visited and will re-open in the Autumn of 2018.
Why is there such a large ROCK museum in such a small town ? Well, it was the birthplace of one of the rare truely original sounding vocalists to come out of Germany – Udo Lindenberg :