Sanatorium Waldhaus

THE ABANDONED HOSPITAL IN GERMANY


Sanatorium Waldhaus was built in 1898 by Elisabeth Teichgräber as a holiday hotel for groups. The sanatorium was designed by architect A. Krieghoff. It is situated in the village Sülzhayn in Germany, a village known for its health resorts.

In 1902 the building was extended, also in the years 1906 and 1914 new parts were added to the building. The original 32 beds were increased to 65 beds in 1908, and to 90 beds in 1932. In 1921 the owner changed and in 1922 the building was renamed as ‘Kinderheilstätte Holstein’. In 1929 the building housed 181 beds for children and 24 for parents and staff.

After twenty years, in 1945, the hospital was nationalised and renamed ‘Krankenhaus Lebenswende’. It became part of the ‘Hamburgischen Kinderheilstätte’. The hospital closed in the 1990s. I took these photos of ‘Sanatorium Waldhaus’ in 2011. The building was demolished in 2019.

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