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    SOLD! Lucky buyer snaps up ENTIRE German village for $164k in bizarre auction

    AN ENTIRE village has been snapped up by one lucky buyer for less than the price of a pokey studio flat in London after selling for just $164k
     The anonymous buyer who bid buy telephone, is now the official owner of Alwine – a tiny village in Brandenburg state, 75 miles south of Berlin.
    The decaying town has seen significant changes over the last 100 years.
    During World War II, the Hitler Youth were trained around the corner and prisoners of war were incarcerated nearby. 
    Then when Iron Curtain went up, the village became part of Germany’s communist East.

    Until Germany’s 1990 reunification, all the property in Alwine, which once counted about 50 residents, was owned by a coal plant.

    Only about 20 mostly retired people remain in the cluster of dilapidated homes in rural Brandenburg state, 75 miles south of Berlin.

    And the village is made up of just twelve buildings plus a scattering of sheds and garages.

    But residents nervously wait to see who will buy the property as some fear the sale may bring unwelcome changes.

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