Hitler’s Abandoned Hospital…..


It’s hard not to wonder what the world might be like today if the Beelitz-Heilstätten hospital, whose ruins still stand in Berlin, were never there to nurse a wounded Hitler back to health.

But in 1916, during World War I, it did just that. Not to mention, it also cared for many wounded Nazi soldiers during WWII — and then the Soviet military from 1945 until the Berlin wall fell in 1990.

It was built in 1898 as a sanatorium to house people with tuberculosis, a fatal disease then, and a small section of the enormous complex is still used for neurological rehabilitation, according to Atlas Obscura.

But the rest has been abandoned, save for the occasional tour; with its crumbling surgical and psychiatry wards, you can understand why Conde Nast Traveler considers it one of the most terrifying places on the planet.

See why in the pictures below; you can almost feel the creepy vibes coming at you from your very screen.

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5 thoughts on “Hitler’s Abandoned Hospital…..

  1. pastopresent

    Thank You for sharing this, I was in Berlin but had no idea this was there. Are these photos from your visit? and, do you know the precise location of the building?! Thank You! I wrote about the places I visited, here: https://discoverww2now.wordpress.com/2015/08/09/northern-germany-berlin-part-1/

  2. I found this info on the hospital…..Beelitz is a historic town in Potsdam-Mittelmark district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is chiefly known for its cultivation of white asparagus (Beelitzer Spargel), which is quite popular within the Berlin-Brandenburg region. Beelitz-Heilstätten, a district of the town, is home to a large hospital complex of about 60 buildings including a cogeneration plant erected from 1898 on according to plans of architect Heino Schmieden.

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