Alwine is being auctioned on the weekend to the easiest bidder
Composed of OAPs and constructions which were rotting because the fall of the Berlin Wall just about 3 many years in the past, Alwine within the state of Brandenburg is anticipated to be bought for as low as 150,000 kilos.
Paul Urbanek, considered one of 20 other folks within the village 80 miles from Berlin, mentioned: “We’ve been chucked into chilly water!”
Till reunification in 1990 the entire houses in Alwine have been the valuables of a coal plant.
In 2000 it used to be bought for one mark – about 33 pence – to a couple of investor brothers.
An indication saying the public sale of actual property
We’ve been chucked into chilly water!
There have been hopes of turning its decline round, however the entire younger other folks left to hunt higher alternatives within the west.
Hildegard Schroeteler-von Brandt, a professor of structure and concrete research at Siegen College, mentioned: “After reunification, many of us moved away for jobs.
"Those jobs have no longer been changed far and wide in East Germany."
Neighbouring municipalities have expressed little interest in taking Alwine on and that it’s unclear what’s going to turn into of locals as soon as their houses go into the arms of latest landlords.