Beelitz-Heilstätten Männer Lungenheilstätte
THE ABANDONED HOSPITAL IN GERMANY
‘Beelitz-Heilstätten Männer Lungenheilstätte’ is a German lung hospital. It was built between 1898 and 1930 in forests around Beelitz. The site is huge and was one of the biggest hospitals of its kind. The site was divided in two parts; this health resort, north of the rail racks and a sanatorium at the south side.
Both parts of Beelitz-Heilstätten had separate buildings for man and for woman. In the second building phase new buildings were added to house more patients. Also, architect Fritz Schulz built more and bigger technical buildings so the Beelitzer sanatoriums could depend on its own supply and infrastructure. In December 1990 Erich Honecker was admitted to Beelitz-Heilstätten after being forced to resign as the head of the East German government.
In 1998 they start redeveloping the site. The new health park Beelitz has a neurological Rehabilitation hospital, a rehabilitation hospital for children, a Parkinson Clinic, a long-term care station and a health academy. The other buildings are abandoned. In 2008 the abandoned buildings are sold to a housing company. I visited ‘Beelitz-Heilstätten Männer Lungenheilstätte’ in 2008. Today you can visit the site legally.