Gasthof Gärtitz

THE ABANDONED THEATER IN GERMANY


This the abandoned ‘Gasthof Gärtitz’. The more than 100 years old Inn was demolished in 2021.

Around 1900 this Inn was built in the small German village Gärtitz, near Döbeln. During this time many inns and halls were built. It was a place for socializing and entertainment for the locals, but also it was also used as the local train station restaurant and as a postoffice. The dance hall used to be legendary in the region.

The building has a stucco-decorated hall, cast-iron pillars and large garden. Eye-catcher is the somewhat strange ceiling with red and white stripes. The building had stood empty for many years and fell into disrepair, eventually it was demolished in April 2021. I visited ‘Gasthof Gärtitz’ in 2020 during my trip through the former DDR. The Inn is also know as ‘Ballsaal Halligalli’.

Built 1900
Abandoned 1994
Demolished 2021
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