Gaststätte Kretscham

THE ABANDONED THEATER IN GERMANY


The first mention of this ‘Kretscham Ebersbach’ was in 1537. A Kretscham is a village inn or a tavern. This building was built as a hotel in the late 19th century by Ernst Rotzsche. It was 2000 m2 big, had three floors with two big theaters.

A postcard of the old hotel

In the 1980s the building was used as a HO-hotel. HO was short for Handelsorganisation or in English: ‘Trading Organisation’. It was the DDR retail business, that was created in 1948 by the Soviets. After the political turmoil in the DDR in 1989, the business and the hotels were taken over by the Treuhandanstalt. This agency was responsible for state-owned enterprises. Four years later, some years after the German reunification the hotel became abandoned.

Twenty years long this building was neglected. In 2016, a couple of months after my visit, it was demolished.

Kretscham Ebersbach
Kretscham Ebersbach
Kretscham Ebersbach
Kretscham Ebersbach
Kretscham Ebersbach
Kretscham Ebersbach


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