Image: Luisa Orduño
A reminder of the complex’s Nazi past
Looking around at the peeling paint and overgrown grounds, it’s hard to believe that the rundown old buildings were made use of by two powerful totalitarian regimes. But this is exactly the purpose Krampnitz served. Located just outside Potsdam in Germany, the complex was first used to train Hitler’s most promising cavalry officers and then as a Soviet Cold War outpost until its 1992 abandonment.