In the former DDR region near Berlin – Germany, the ruins of a hospital dating back to 1898 hides in the woods. It’s called Beelitz – Heilstätten, a former sanatorium with a tattered history. Have a look at this remarkable place.
Beelitz-Heilstätten 19th century hospital ruins
Walking among the old 19th century hospital buildings in decay feels a bit like stepping into the scene of a horror movie.
|19th century hospital ruins in Beelitz Heistatten near Belin - Germany
Founded in the 1898 to treat tuberculosis - the Beelitz - Heilstatten sanatorium was very successful and grew into a large hospital center in early 20th century. The institute ran into financial problems just before the 2nd world war. During the war it became a military hospital to treat German soldiers.
|19th century hospital ruins - since 1994 falling in decay
After WWII the Soviets sealed off Beelitz Heilstatten into a restricted area - again it became a military hospital which existed up-to 1994.
|19th century hospital ruins - who's going to rescue it from further decay?
Great picture book about Beelitz Heilstätten:
|Lost Places : Beelitz Heilstätten in Black & White
||Lost Places : Magdenburg & Leipzig
Interested in visiting Beelitz? Book a private tour through the ruins of Beelizt-Heilstätten.
Parkinson recura clinic in Beelitz Germany
Since 1996 a few buildings in the historic area of Beelitzt-Heilstätten are restored to their original 19th century glory. Such as the Recura Neurological Rehabilitation clinic – a massive building meticulously renovated with great detail. The modern clinic opened its doors in 2008 with state of the art equipment and know-how for those with for instance Parkinson’s disease.
|Brain Injury Recovery at Recura Neurological Rehabilitation Center in Beelitz Heilstatten
For those wanting to stay in the area while family or friends are treated at the Recura Neurological Rehabilitation clinic there’s a Hotel nearby – called Land Hotel Gustav. The building was part of the 19th century clinic and since 1998 renovated to become a Hotel with a very nice ambiance.
|Land Hotel Gustav at Beelitz Heilstätten near Berlin - Germany
Land Hotel Gustav is at walking distance from the Neural Rehabilitation clinic.
When the soviets left the hospital buildings at Beelitz Heilstatten it was an open area – much under pressure by looting and destruction. Nowadays large parts are sealed to prevent further decay and also accidents. In the past years several people have been badly injured while wandering in the open buildings – at night.
|19th Century hospital area in decay in Beelitz Heilstatten Germany
It’s still possible to see the buildings in the restricted part of Beelitz-Heilstatten – a tour guide can be booked for a walk over the terrain and see some of the buildings inside.
|Tours of hospital ruins in Beelitz Heilstatten Germany
With the ongoing decay of the buildings in the restricted area the current situation won’t last very long. Either it will be sold or at some point be scrapped.
An impression of the hospital ruins;
Land Hotel Gustav in the historic area
|Beelitz Heilstatten information
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