Part of many underground tours in Berlin, one doesn’t have to speak German to get the meaning behind Monster Kabinett.

Maintained by an art collective known as the Dead Pigeon Collective, it is simply an entire warehouse full of insanity located in a dark alley. There are robotic installations and sculptures resembling malformed faces, giant insects and other bizarre creatures.

Prior to the collective taking it over in 1995, the building had stood vacant since it was used to hide Jewish families from the Nazis in the ’40s in secret rooms that are still untouched, adding an extra layer of creepiness.

Visitors could be forgiven for assuming they’d fallen asleep watching Nine Inch Nails videos, only to dream they are inside one.




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