This abandoned sanatorium was once a military hospital during world war and a TB retreat before that. Adolf Hitler had also once stayed in this historical building during WW1 when he was a young soldier in army. We take you into the ruins of this strange complex.
Beelitz-Heilstätten is the name of this gigantic sanatorium whose remains are now covered with vines, the roofs are collapsed, corridors are empty, walls are covered with graffiti and the railings are rusting. Infact, Beelitz was constructed in the late 19th century in order to cope with and rehabilitate the explosively growing number of patients infected with TB. With the outbreak of the Great War, this sanatorium was then used as a military hospital. This hospital became notorious as young Adolf Hitler, who was a corporal in army at that time, had to be treated in this hospital for the injuries sustained due to to a grenade attack during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. However, Hitler was not the only dictator to be treated at Beelitz. Infact, the Erich Honecker who was the head of the GGR for the treatment of the liver cancer. He used this hospital as a launching point for the escape to Russia after the collapse communism in the eastern Germany.
Despite all these facts, the Beelitz-Heilstätten gives a very peaceful look. The hospital has also served as the set for the famous films like ” The Pianist”by Polanski and the “Valkyrie” starring Tom Cruise .
The photographs of this sanatorium are both frightening and fascinating. Some of us had the impression of entering a haunted place! Will you dare to visit the ruins of this hospital?