Michelle O'Brien

Beelitz

Photos from the deserted (and very spooky) Beelitz-Heilst├Ątten Sanatorium on the outskirts of Berlin, 2010.

“The complex from the beginning of World War I on was a military hospital of the Imperial German Army. In 1916 Hitler recuperated here after being wounded at the Battle of the Somme. In 1945 the site was occupied by Soviet forces and remained a military hospital until 1995. Following the Soviet withdrawal, some sections of the hospital remain in operation as a neurological rehabilitation center. The remainder of the complex, including the surgery, the psychiatric ward, and a rifle range, was abandoned in 2000.” – Wikipedia

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