Knappschaftsheilstätte Sülzhayn

THE ABANDONED HOSPITAL IN GERMANY


Located in the southern Harz I found this abandoned hospital ‘Knappschaftsheilstätte Sülzhayn’. In 1896 they started building this site, up a hill in the middle of the woods. The buildings were designed by architect Gustav Hasse.

It took two years to built the complex, but in 1898 the first of the 130 patients that could be treated here were admitted. It was used as a lung sanatorium for miners. Emil Kremser was appointed senior doctor.

In the two World Wars, it served, like many other health and spa institutions, as a military hospital. During the post-war period, the Soviets used the sanatorium as a hospital under the name ‘Gesundheitseinrichtungen Sülzhayn’. In 1994 it was bought by ‘Sanmeda Klinik-Betriebs’. The building was abandoned in 1997, all 61 patients were moved to a new Sanmeda building in Haidberg. I took these photos of the abandoned ‘Knappschaftsheilstätte Sülzhayn’ in 2009.

Knappschaftsheilstätte Sülzhayn
Knappschaftsheilstätte Sülzhayn
Knappschaftsheilstätte Sülzhayn
Knappschaftsheilstätte Sülzhayn
Knappschaftsheilstätte Sülzhayn
Knappschaftsheilstätte Sülzhayn
Knappschaftsheilstätte Sülzhayn
Knappschaftsheilstätte Sülzhayn
Knappschaftsheilstätte Sülzhayn
Knappschaftsheilstätte Sülzhayn
Knappschaftsheilstätte Sülzhayn

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