Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: Sanatorium for lung diseases in Germany

  1. #1
    Join Date
    June 2012
    Location
    Central Scotland
    Posts
    6
    Thanked
    24

    Default Sanatorium for lung diseases in Germany


    This Sanatorium is South of Berlin. Building work started in 1898. It is even seen in today's light extremely modern. It is situated in the middle of the woods away from the big Cities are factories. In the woods were little pavilions which were inlets for the air from there it got heated up and pumped into each of the bed rooms to provide the best air quality possible. First there was only treatment for man later also for woman. It was meant to be strict separation but I was reliably informed that TB the main reason for the Sanatorium mad men say it extremely liable to take risks to get what they were after and so the separation was not as strict as thought to be.
    It has been used as a Hospital, lately by the Russian Army till the German unification. At bad times after the war the place did not operate as a Sanatorium or Hospital but as it was self efficient it took orphan's and poor children in to just feed and educate them
    After unification only parts have been transformed and work as a Sanatorium, other parts have been turned into Homes and there are still many buildings out of the original 60 which are looking for a new lease of life.

    The area was not secured after the Russian Army had left till about 2007. To many encounters of the bad happened by then including a deah. Now access is restricted
    It was even used as a film set for The Pianist from 2002 and Valkyrie from 2008.

    The Entrance Hall to the Bath House


    some artwork / grafiti



    outer view of one of the mens guest houses



    decay - peeling paint on a door



    Corridor of the Admin Building



    Staircase in the mens guest houses



    The main facade of the Gym Hall with big window





    A small selection of the Pictures I have taken...
    Last edited by out and about; 19th Jun 12 at 21:14.

  2. Thanks given by: BeckiDanielle123, Boatbird, corn_flake88, helzbelz, kehumff, Lara, loulou, Lucky Pants, Maddie220790, margatt, Mars Lander, Ninja Kitten, Oyster, perjury saint, Priority 7, rectory-rat, Romford Reject, Seahorse, skeleton key, sonnet, st33ly, TeeJF, urban-miff, waley_bean
  3.  
     
  4. #2
    Join Date
    December 2011
    Location
    Manchester UK
    Posts
    206
    Thanked
    152

    Default


    Great shots and very interesting. Love the mono shot.

  5. Thanks given by: out and about
  6. #3
    Join Date
    November 2010
    Location
    Lincolnshire/Liverpool
    Posts
    373
    Thanked
    335

    Default


    Nice shots, thanks. Much love for this place :)

    -RR
    'No architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect' - John Ruskin

    http://www.facebook.com/RectoryRatUrbex

    urban-photography@hotmail.co.uk

    :)

  7. Thanks given by: out and about
  8. #4
    Join Date
    August 2011
    Location
    The Pennine Chain. Land of Clogs, Flat Caps and Drip-Bread for Breakfast
    Posts
    675
    Thanked
    795

    Default


    Very very nice. The artwork is rather disturbing though.

  9. Thanks given by: out and about
  10. #5
    Join Date
    June 2012
    Location
    Central Scotland
    Posts
    6
    Thanked
    24

    Default


    Cheers - I tried to match the processing to the features and the rainy sky left little option in the Mono image. If you look for Buildings the place is overwhelming. Due to the time it has been accessable there are no finds to make of the occupants

  11. #6
    Join Date
    October 2011
    Location
    Shropshire
    Posts
    573
    Thanked
    884

    Default


    The artwork is amazing and your shots are stunning :).

  12. Thanks given by: out and about
  13. #7
    Join Date
    June 2012
    Location
    Central Scotland
    Posts
    6
    Thanked
    24

    Default


    Cheers Lucky Pants - I have to agree about the artwork and thanks for the compliment

  14. #8
    Join Date
    December 2007
    Location
    Buckingham
    Age
    51
    Posts
    309
    Thanked
    225

    Default


    Oooh, Beelitz, wow.
    One question, we went in 2007 and don't recall seeing any Russians, were they hiding?

  15. Thanks given by: out and about
  16. #9
    Join Date
    June 2012
    Location
    Central Scotland
    Posts
    6
    Thanked
    24

    Default


    Hey KingRat. The unification was in 1989. The Russian Troops had left by then, but Beelitz was not guarded against visitors or vandalism till 2007 - If you visited the site you may have seen the Gym Hall or some of the men's quarters and noticed lots of Cyrillic writing - sorry for the confusion.

  17. #10
    Join Date
    April 2008
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    555
    Thanked
    621

    Default


    Cool photos, did you go recently?

    If anyone is interested in going here now, I'd recommend weekdays.

    Some German explorers decided to get in touch with the owner and cash in, they now charge 40 Euros entry on weekends. Last weekend we wandered in via various gaping holes in fences away from the madding crowds, got confused as to why there were elderly couples and young families having picnics everywhere, then bumped into some ginger guy in the first building we went in who got very upset with us saying we had to pay or he'd call the police. Weird thing is despite charging that extortionate amount they failed to provide any proof of public liability insurance, any documentation regarding the buildings safe condition or any safetywear for Joe Public.

    Needless to say, we didn't pay.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. See Sanatorium - Former DDR - East Germany
    By lilli in forum Overseas Sites
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 13th Feb 12, 13:58
  2. Sanatorium DB
    By heeftmeer in forum Overseas Sites
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13th Dec 10, 22:23
  3. Gt Yarmouith Isolation Hospital/ Infectious Diseases.
    By Black Shuck in forum Hospitals & Asylums
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 5th Jun 09, 18:51

About us
DerelictPlaces is a forum for people with an interest in the history and documentation of disused, derelict and abandoned buildings to come together and share their experiences, photography and historical findings. Our military, industrial and historical heritage is fast disappearing under the pressure of regeneration, the need for new housing, and often through simple neglect; Our aim is to document these places before they disappear entirely.
Follow us