If you want to get behind the wheel a 34-ton Soviet-era tank — and really, why wouldn't you? — just do what I did. Go to Berlin, take a train two hours east to the municipality of Beerfelde, and find your way to Panzer-Fun-Fahrschule, a tank driving school that advertises itself as "Germany's biggest men's playground."
There, you can pay 160 euro (about $180) to hop in one of 13 de-weaponized tanks and cruise around a dirt course for half an hour while an instructor tells you to stop stalling out every few minutes. For an extra 100 euro, you can crush a car.
All photos by Alexander Coggin <3