HO-Gaststätte Freundschaft

THE ABANDONED HOTEL IN GERMANY


‘HO-Gaststätte Freundschaft’ is an abandoned hotel in Germany, close to the Czech border.

The ‘HO’ or ‘Handelsorganisation’ was the national retail business owned by the central administration of the ‘Soviet Zone of occupation’ in Germany. It was created in 1948. From 1949 on, the HO was state-owned by the DDR. At the same time the HO also operated hotels, like this guesthouse.

After the reunification of Germany, it was used as a pizza restaurant. However, the hotel was abandoned a couple of years later, in 1995. Today, the rooms on the upper floor are heavily overgrown with moss. The vegetation characterizes the hotel, making it a famous place for photographers. I visited the ‘HO-Gaststätte Freundschaft’ in 2019.

Built 1950s
Abandoned 1995
Endangered
HO-Gaststätte Freundschaft
HO-Gaststätte Freundschaft
HO-Gaststätte Freundschaft
HO-Gaststätte Freundschaft
HO-Gaststätte Freundschaft
HO-Gaststätte Freundschaft
HO-Gaststätte Freundschaft
HO-Gaststätte Freundschaft
HO-Gaststätte Freundschaft
HO-Gaststätte Freundschaft
HO-Gaststätte Freundschaft
HO-Gaststätte Freundschaft

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