The "Alpenhaus" on the site of the former "Workers' and Lung Sanatorium" in Beelitz-Heilstätten was a sanatorium for a total of 273 patients until the end of the Second World War. In the last weeks of the war the Alpenhaus was destroyed and not rebuilt. Since then the building has been falling into disrepair.While the roof has been almost completely reclaimed by nature and is not accessible, you can visit part of the ground floor. The former dining room, the bathroom, some hospital rooms and the sanitary rooms are included. Not only is the atmosphere great, but also the small details. There are, for example, the power lines laid at the beginning of the 20th century with small porcelain insulators under the ceilings. Or the lack of floor edges or ornaments so that the tuberculosis bacteria didn't have a chance to hide. Very impressive, even if you have to push your way through the aisles with 30 other visitors.You can find information about the tours here: baumundzeit.de
July 25, 2021
A very historically interesting area. It is a shame to see these old venerable buildings slowly reclaimed from nature. Try it out anyway and take a look at the whole area as long as possible. The guided tours through the old buildings are highly recommended.
July 4, 2019
On September 11, 2015, the first treetop path in Brandenburg was opened on the site of the former women's lung sanatorium.
It is 320 meters long, up to 23 meters high and crosses the tree-covered ruins of Building B IV, which burned out in 1945 - it was also called "Das Alpenhaus".(Source: Wikipedia)
February 22, 2021
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