Thursday, October 18, 2012

Beelitz-Heilstätten. Sanatorium

Beelitz is not in Berlin, but for everyone here is part of something that belong to Berlin and its atmosphere and its history. It has become famous for the abandonwere and the urban explorations in the ghost cities and now it's half closed and really bad damaged by vandalism.

Beelitz was a sanatorium, built between the end of the 19th century and the 1930, with 60 buildings, divided by the train rails to separate the tuberculosis from the others.

In the First and Second World War Beelitz served as a hospital and sanatorium for sick and wounded soldiers at the front (also Adolf Hitler was here).

After the end of World War II, in which the treatment centers were partly damaged, the site was taken over by the Red Army 1945th The sanatorium served until 1994 as the largest military hospital outside of the Soviet Army of the Soviet Union. In Dicember 1990 Erich Honecker was cured here.

Parts of Roman Polanski's The Pianist and Valkyrie starring Tom Cruise were filmed here.

More infos on WIKI (german)

You can find a lot of old photos and infos and plants of the buildings HERE

Old postcards by Irene Krause HERE

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