Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Detmold

THE ABANDONED HOSPITAL IN GERMANY

This ‘Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Detmold’ was one of once 15 army hospitals in Germany. A Bundeswehrkrankenhaus is a hospital from the ‘Sanitätsdienst der Bundeswehr’, the medical department of the German army. Today, there are only five live locations left.

The hospital was built in 1938 for the Wehrmacht, as part of a large military site. After the Second World War the buildings were no longer in military hands, it became a public hospital for the city Detmold.

In the late 1950s the site is again used by the Bundeswehr -the German Army- until it was abandoned in 1990.

Today, part of the old hospital is in use again. The unused parts of the building were renovated in 1998 but never got a new use. Some parts of the building are sporadically used by the army, police and THW who use the hospital as a training ground. I took these photos of the ‘Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Detmold’ in 2011. In June 2013 it was announced that Detmold entrepreneur Horst Wortmann had bought the entire site and is planning to build residential buildings on it.

Built 1938
Abandoned 1990
Demolished 2011
Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Detmold
Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Detmold
Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Detmold
Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Detmold
Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Detmold
Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Detmold
Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Detmold
Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Detmold
Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Detmold
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