Sanatorium Ernst Thälmann

THE ABANDONED SANATORIUM IN GERMANY


Sanatorium Ernst Thälmann was built as a spa. It was transformed to a sanatorium in the 1930s. Later it was used by the FDGB as a vaction home.

The first tourists spent their summer in this mountain village in 1884. It became popular as a welness village. Before the First World War, two sanitoriums, three larger hotels, and numerous bed and breakfasts were built in in this town. Over the years it became a known health resort. During the world wars, many of these facilities, including this one, were used as a military hospital.

1990s

This sanatorium was established in a former Kurhaus. Later it became the FDGB vacation home. When the building was used as a vacation home the theater was transformed to a gym. Sanatorium Ernst Thälmann was abandoned in the 1990s and still stands there to this day. The sanatorium had two buildings. The front building housed the practice rooms, while the second and bigger building gave room to the kitchen, dining hall and theater.

These photos of the abandoned building were taken in 2016. Click here for more abandoned health institutes.

Sanatorium Ernst Thälmann
Sanatorium Ernst Thälmann
Sanatorium Ernst Thälmann
Sanatorium Ernst Thälmann
Sanatorium Ernst Thälmann
Sanatorium Ernst Thälmann
Sanatorium Ernst Thälmann
Sanatorium Ernst Thälmann

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