Want to buy a village? Leafy area in Germany auctioned off for just £150,000

Want to buy a village? Leafy area in Germany auctioned off for just £150,000
 

Composed of OAPs and buildings that have been rotting since the fall of the Berlin Wall nearly three decades ago, Alwine in the state of Brandenburg is expected to be sold for as little as 150,000 pounds.
Paul Urbanek, one of 20 people in the village 80 miles from Berlin, said: “We have been chucked into cold water!”
Until reunification in 1990 all the homes in Alwine were the property of a coal plant. 
In 2000 it was sold for one mark - about 33 pence - to a pair of investor brothers.
There were hopes of turning its decline around, but all the young people left to seek better opportunities... read more

 
7 December 2017 in World News, Views: 52
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