A small fisher's village became the site of one of Europe's largest power plants in the 1930s. During the GDR more the 60 hectars of greenhouses for tomatoes and cucumbers were built, heated by the power plant. After the fall of the wall the greenhouses and the power plant were closed, leaving many people unemployed. Not much happened here in the last 30 years. People aged, young people moved away, facilities like supermarkets, bakeries, hotels, restaurants closed. The relicts of the Vockerode's busy past rotting away, greeting people on both ends of the village. Not many will make a halt here. It is a village that has still not found its place in unified Germany. But an investor promises a new superlative: Vockerode will become the site of Europe's largest parking lot for heavy goods vehicles.
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