It was something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time and finally the perfect moment arrived. Two friends decided to go urban exploring last weekend and I could tag along! The populair Beelitz-Heilstätten was the place for my first Abandoned adventure.
You can find a lot of abandoned, decayed places in the areas around Berlin. Some of them are too hard to get in but others are quite easy and a real hotspot for urbexers and tourists. Beelitz-Heilstätten is one of the latter so it was the perfect option to do something like this for the first time.
Supershort because who cares if you can look at the pictures, right?
Beelitz-Heilstätten is an abandoned hospital complex south-west of Berlin. Many of its buildings are located quite deep into the forest, nowadays close to the Regional Bahn railway station. It was build in 1898 as tuberculose sanatorium with different buildings to be able to treat man and women separately. During the First World War it was occupied by the Red Cross and used as a military hospital for the German army, Adolf Hitler was treated there for a short while in that period. Also during World War Two it was turned into a German military hospital but afterwards the Russians occupied it. After the wall came down there were numerous attempts to privatize the complex but since 2000 it’s completely abandoned.