Gasthof Buchheim


Gasthof Buchheim, once a family-owned inn managed by Heinrich Heinrici, is located in Buchheim near Bad Lausick. Following Germany’s reunification, the establishment was deserted in 1992. Years later, it underwent reconversion and was listed for sale in 2023.

During the DDR era, the inn served multiple purposes: it was a restaurant, hotel, and ballroom. It provided a space for dining, enjoying coffee, dancing, and socializing with locals. Additionally, the ground floor functioned as a kindergarten.

A forsaken Trabant in the garden stands as a silent testament to a bygone era. Trabant, a German car manufacturer founded in the 1950s, halted production in 1991. Originating from East Germany, the brand witnessed a brief existence post the fall of the Berlin Wall, surviving only a year thereafter. Throughout its operational history, Trabant produced nearly 4 million vehicles.

Gasthof Buchheim was closed down in 1992. It was bought by the city of Bad Lausig not much later. The city sold Buchheim’s former inn in 2010, but nothing happened to the complex for many years. Eventually the building became derelict. It took until 2022 before any building activity took place at the old Gasthof. The site was cleaned and partly restored. I visited the Inn and theater in 2020.

The building and the site, 2480 m² big, is now for sale. For 200 thousand euros, it can be yours.

Built 1900s
Abandoned 1992
Reconverted 2023
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