Beelitz-Heilstätten: Abandoned Hospital Complex near Berlin

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With autumn closing in and the nights getting cold and dark it's about time to shiver a little more- both from the cold and from a picture journey through the abandoned hospital complex at Beelitz-Heilstätten...

The hospital complex at Beelitz (which used to house lung patients) was build back in the late 19th and early 20th century. Today, it is literally falling apart from the weight of its history and some of the buildings can really give you the creeps…

Wandering through the lonely hallways of the old women’s hospital made me think of all kinds of haunted houses. As I was exploring the old women’s hospital I got lost several times and I had to really watch my step as I didn’t want to break into the ground or step into the huge wholes in the ground…

At some point you inevitably start to wonder: Who were the patients who came here till the break down of the German Democratic Republic in 1989/90? And, although not much is left of the buildings’ interiors, you can still imagine the patients coughing in the hallways…

Today, you might find yourself surrounded my many fellow photographers when you go there on a sunny autumn Sunday, but the buildings still show their unique magic and power even if many other explorers might be making their ways through the buildings alongside yourself.
So if you ever come to Berlin (and if you are brave and adventurous), make sure to come here with your Lomo cameras because this haunted place is only a one-hour train ride away from Berlin!

Address: Beelitz-Heilstätten, 14547 Beelitz
How to get there: regional train RE7 stops at Hauptbahnhof and Beelitz-Heilstätten

written by laurasulilly on 2010-11-08 in #world #locations

11 Comments

  1. rio
    rio ·

    great photos!

  2. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·

    Thank you!

  3. annegreat
    annegreat ·

    Amazing pictures! And what a coincidence. In summer I drove through this place and thought that this would work as a nice Lomo location. But I didn't have time to take photos.

  4. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·

    Thank you! You should sooo go there, it's great- and I will as well, because there's so much more to see than I managed to see during the 3 hours I spent there!

  5. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    that is SPOOOOKY! hahaha but wonderful photos! the black and white gives it a great touch and vibe!

  6. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Great location and reat shots! Love this kind of abandoned places! :)

  7. azzzy
    azzzy ·

    great place, so wish my country has such places!

  8. ecchymoses
    ecchymoses ·

    beautiful place and shots!

  9. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·

    Thanks so much people

  10. in_search_of_answers
    in_search_of_answers ·

    haha, there is russian inscription on 16th pic, something like 'hello to countrymans' =)

  11. laurasulilly
    laurasulilly ·

    Really? That's so cool, I don't speak Russian, but this place used to belong to the German Democratic Republic. Thanks for your information!

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