Beelitz Heilstätten

More than 100 years ago there was no antibiotics to treat Tuberkulose patients.

This is why the hospital city Beelitz Heilstätten with 60 buildings was founded 1898 in the middle of nowhere: Brandenburg.

The deep forest is probably the best environment to offer conservative Air, Water and Light therapy.

During the first and second world war the hospital was used as sanatorium for soldiers. The most famous patient here was the second grade soldier Adolf Hitler who stayed two months in 1916 to cure his injury. This happened 5 years before he became the official leader of the newly founded NSDAP party.

From 1945 to 1994 the Russian Red Army took over, the area was the largest military hospital outside their country.

In 1990 Erich Honecker, the General Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party and leader of  the German Democratic Republic came by to treat his liver cancer shortly before going to exil in Moscow.

Image uploaded from iOS (2)

The buildings became abandon and few people were killed.

In 1991, a double murder took place 800 meters from the sanatoriums. The 34-year-old wife of a Russian doctor of the clinic and her three-month-old baby were murdered by the serial killer Wolfgang Schmidt, who became known as Rosa Riese.

In 2008, a photographer who used the sanctuaries as a background backdrop killed a photo model he had met on the Internet. In 2011, a homeless man, who had previously lived on the grounds of the Beelitz sanatorium for several years, hanged himself in one of the buildings.

Now this is the perfect spot to produce a horror movie. Watch the trailer:

Now I landed here.

For my rehabilitation, my next level and last step before moving out of hospital and back to the society, probably around 1 year after my accident.

They tried to make me go to rehab
I said, “no, no, no”
Yes, I been black
But when I come back, you’ll know, know, know
I ain’t got the time

(Amy Whinehouse)

Let’s see what’s in for me.

Image uploaded from iOS (1)

6 thoughts on “Beelitz Heilstätten”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s