Elisabeth Sanatorium

Built: 1012

Abandoned: 1994

Visited: 2012

Berlin, Germany

The buildings of this old sanatorium were built in a forest between 1912 and 1914. It was a hospital for the Jewish doctor Walter Freimuth and his wife Elizabeth. The building served as a lung clinic. The Freimuths had to flee Germany after the Nazi regime rise to power in Germany. The treatment of tuberculosis patients went on until 1952 when the buildings were given a new purpose. It became a treatment center specialized in skin and lymphatic system disorders.

Skin clinic

In 1967 it was transformed to a skin clinic. 25 sisters and a dozen doctors treated about 90 patients. The outbuildings served as a office building and as housing for employees. In the late 1980s the site was upgraded for the more modern needs. But not much later, in 1994, the hospital closed its doors for good. In 2005 the building gets a protected status. Today this protection is not that valuable, a new highway was built and the hospital is in the middle of a junction. Closed in by a triangle of roads.

Photos Elisabeth Sanatorium

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