FDGB Ferienheim Bärenfels

THE ABANDONED HOTEL IN GERMANY


Ferienheim Bärenfels was built in the early 1900s. In 1950 it was owned by the Free German Trade Union Federation, or in German: Freier Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (FDGB).

The hotel in better times

During 1986, about 98% of all workers and employees in the DDR were organized in the FDGB For this reason the union had 9.6 million members. Following the Eastern Bloc system, the FDGB was in charge of ideological control and conformity in companies. In addition also social tasks such as hospital visits, presenting awards, giving gifts on special anniversaries, even extending as far as organizing health spas and the hard-to-get holiday bookings. The FDGB’s own holiday service was responsible for the latter.

After the fall of the iron curtain the building was put up for sale. But the tourists stayed away. Therefore the old hotel was abandoned al these years. These photos of FDGB Ferienheim Bärenfels were taken in 2016. To see other reports of FDGB homes, click here and here.

FDGB Ferienheim Bärenfels
FDGB Ferienheim Bärenfels
FDGB Ferienheim Zum Bären
FDGB Ferienheim Zum Bären
FDGB Ferienheim Zum Bären
FDGB Ferienheim Bärenfels
Ferienheim Bärenfels
Ferienheim Bärenfels
FDGB Ferienheim Zum Bären

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