Ferienheim Botanik


This is an abandoned hotel en children’s camp named ‘Ferienheim Botanik’. During DDR-times it was owned by the ‘Cosaplast’ company, later it was used as a pension until its closure in 2010. The serene location and cozy atmosphere made it a popular retreat.

The hotel in Nassau was originally named ‘Ferienheim des Cosaplast Coswig’. Nassau is a small village near Dresden, located in the beautiful Ore Mountains. It is part of the municipality of Frauenstein.

During the DDR times, the hotel was owned by the Cosaplast factory in Coswig. They used it as a family hotel for their employees. After the fall of the Iron Curtain, the hotel reopened as ‘Pension Alte Molkerei’. In the 1970s and 1980s, it was a popular spot for nature lovers. However, over time, business declined, and the hotel was abandoned.

Water damage has allowed nature to reclaim the building, creating a unique blend of architecture and wilderness. Exploring this site was like stepping back in time. The rooms still hold remnants of their former life, with old furniture and décor adding to the haunting atmosphere. Each corner tells a story of the guests who once stayed here, enjoying holidays and making memories.

These photos of the abandoned ‘Ferienheim Botanik’ were taken in 2016 during my German road trip. Discover more fascinating abandoned hotels here.

Built 1900
Abandoned 2010