Beelitzer Heilstaetten near Berlin/Germany is a haunted place with peeling colours,
abandoned buildings, broken windows, dusty floors and a long history.
Built more than a 100 years ago by Berlin`s health insurance Beelitz was used as a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients.
During the First World War is was taken over by the Red Cross ... Adolf Hitler was among their patients!
A fascinating place and so much to discover. I spent a day wandering around with my camera but it is a huge compound with more than 60 buildings (not all of them safe to enter).
It stopped being the biggest Soviet military hospital outside the USSR in 1994 and since then it has become a more and more striking setting for films, for example Polanski's "The Pianist" to name just one of them.
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