Beelitz Heilstätten Tuberculosis was a major problem in Berlin. A hospital was needed where patients could get regular air baths. Deep in the forest of Beelitz Heilstätten was the chosen location. The mens pavillion was built with large balconies for the patients air baths. The first construction was between 1898 and1902. A further phase between 1908 and 1910 doubled the bed count from 600 to 1200 and a final phase between 1926 and 1930. It became a Military hospital in WWI and even treated Corporal Adolf Hitler for a leg wound in 1916. After WWII the hospital was taken over by the Russian forces where they stayed until 1995. Hitler was not the only leader to be treated here. In December 1990 Erich Honecker was admitted with liver cancer after standing down from office. The stunning architecture and decay draws different people from all over to the site. From photographers like myself to large budget movie makers.
Full set here…
Full set here…
Beelitz : The Bath House This place is huge! Made up of around 60 seperate buildings across the whole site. I have decided to break the reports into seperate parts as there is so much to see and still so much I never got to see. The badehaus is one of many buildings on the Beelitz site. Located in the male section and was built in the initial building stage between 1898 and 1902. Even though it is closed it still remains the largest medicinal baths complex in the whole of Germany. Housing a large number of treatment rooms, the large domed bathroom and even large excercise hall. Attention to detail is abundant here as you will see in the images.
The door is open, come venture in with me and marvel at the….
The Maze Of Stairs: Abandoned German Courthouse Undergoing renovation in a German city is this large justice complex. Built around 1910 and housed the internal affairs agency and the district court. Operations here ceased in 2009. The whole building is pretty much stripped other than this one room with an amzing staircase. It seems they are planning to keep this as a key feature to the new project.
A small abandoned industrial site local to me which has now been demolished. I do not know what they actually done here.