Volksheilstätte Carolagrün

THE ABANDONED HOSPITAL IN GERMANY

‘Volksheilstätte Carolagrün’ is an abandoned sanatorium in Auerbach, Germany. It was built in 1899 to treat female lung patients. Later, it was a home for disabled children.

The complex, which is now a listed building, was inaugurated by Carola von Wasa, who was the last queen of Saxony as the consort of King Albert I. Until the sanctuary was closed, the main building had five wards – including one for the most severe cases of tuberculosis – with a total of 155 beds from the opening and 205 beds from 1925 onwards. The site also had laboratories and special treatment rooms.

Child Psychiatry

It’s last use, from 1965 on, was as a home for disabled children. They were receiving patients of the Child Psychiatry Department of the Rodewisch hospital. A small sports hall was built in the former chapel. Several years later, the site was extended by two residential buildings to house the staff. From 1996 to 2000, the former sanatorium served as a residential care home.

In 2004, a foreign investor bought the site. Nothing has happened since then. Most of the buildings are still abandoned. This hospital is also known as the Green Sanatorium by photographers. I took these photos of ‘Volksheilstätte Carolagrün’ in 2011.

Built 1899
Abandoned 2004
Endangered
Volksheilstätte Carolagrün
Volksheilstätte Carolagrün
Volksheilstätte Carolagrün
Volksheilstätte Carolagrün
Volksheilstätte Carolagrün
Volksheilstätte Carolagrün
Volksheilstätte Carolagrün
Volksheilstätte Carolagrün
Volksheilstätte Carolagrün
Volksheilstätte Carolagrün
Volksheilstätte Carolagrün
Volksheilstätte Carolagrün
Volksheilstätte Carolagrün
Volksheilstätte Carolagrün
Volksheilstätte Carolagrün
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