Forgotten, abandoned, and inaccessible – RUIN HUNTERS, the new original production from History Germany, follows TV personality and history buff Wigald Boning as well as Youtuber and urban explorer Fritz Meinecke to spectacular abandoned places that have fallen into oblivion. Armed with head torches, boots, climbing harnesses and a lot of nosy enthusiasm – they set out to uncover the hidden secrets, the dark histories and the fascinating myths that lay hidden behind each locations’ derelict facade. Their journey leads them across Germany, where they uncover a former elite Nazi boarding school, an abandoned hospital of horrors in the forest and Hitler’s Wunderwaffen Factory. They even travel to Ukraine to explore the death zone of Chernobyl, three decades after the biggest man-made disaster. In each episode, they speak to contemporary witnesses and take viewers to places that are usually off limits.
WIGALD & FRITZ – DIE GESCHICHTSJÄGER aka THE RUIN HUNTERS is a collaboration between History Germany and Schwarzbild Medienproduktion. Executive Producer for History is Emanuel Rotstein. The series will air in weekly episodes, premiering on History on Sunday November 13th at 21:55.