Ferienhotel Sachsenhof


Ferienhotel Sachsenhof was never in use as a hotel. It built as Sanatorium Kaiserhof and later became Max Niklas Heim during the Cold War.

Constructed in 1905, Sachsenhof originally served as a sanatorium named Kaiserhof. It functioned as a private pulmonary sanatorium for men and women in the area. During the DDR era, it was under the ownership of the Free German Trade Union Federation, known in German as Freier Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (FDGB). During those years, the hostel was called Max Niklas Heim, in honor of a local politician who opposed National Socialism.

It was a very popular holiday destination with the FDGB holidaymakers. The site offered not only a beautiful landscape in summer, ideal for hikers. But in winter, there is also plenty of snow for winter sports.

After the fall of the iron curtain, in 1992, the building was sold. It was renamed Ferienhotel Sachsenhof, but the hotel was never opened. It is abandoned all these years and the buildings are in a very bad state. In 2014 the local government bought the site, but restoring the building to its old glory was too expensive. The hotel was demolished in 2016, just after my visit. Also check this other abandonment in Bärenfels.

Built 1905
Abandoned 1992
Demolished 2016