Schloss Helmsdorf

THE ABANDONED CASTLE IN GERMANY

‘Schloss Helmsdorf’ was built more than 200 years ago by an aristocratic family. Parties and feasts were once part of everyday life of this castle.

The domain where the castle was built had big beautiful gardens and was the economic and social center of the neighborhood. 100 years after its construction, the castle was rebuilt and expanded by the new owners.

There is not much known about the years after the Second World War. Even though it was used as a retirement home after the German reunification. It was abandoned in 2005 and discovered by photographers who renamed the castle as ‘House of Wheelchairs’. Today the garden is overgrown and the castle has aged by neglect. All the result of a legal battle between different families who claim to own the castle. These photos of ‘Schloss Helmsdorf’ were taken in 2014.

Built 1820
Abandoned 2005
Endangered
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