Schloss Oldershausen

THE ABANDONED CASTLE IN GERMANY


‘Schloss Oldershausen’ is an abandoned castle that also was used as a sanatorium, hospital and old folks home. It was built in 1885 after a design of Conrad Wilhelm Hase and abandoned hundred years later.

The oldest part of this castle was built in 1858. Owner Burchard von Oldershausen and his son Cuno expanded the castle around 1877 with a side wing, portal, terrace and spacious atrium. All these years the castle belonged to the Oldershausen family. Surrounding the castle grounds was a big and beautiful garden.

After the Second World War the castle was taken by the English army. Later ‘Schloss Oldershausen’ was used as a sanatorium for lung patients. It was a hospital until the beginning of the seventies. From 1975 to 1985, it served as a rehabilitation center for mentally and physically disabled children.

The building was left abandoned in 1985. The castle is in private property but nobody lived there ever since. Today it is becoming more and more a ruin. The building is not protected anymore, so it will probably be demolished, or it will collapse. These photos of the castle were taken in 2011.

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