Beelitz, a district of the town, is home to a large hospital complex of about 60 buildings including a cogeneration plant Erected from 1898 on according to plans of architect Heino forging . Originally designed as a sanatorium by the Berlin workers' health insurance corporation, the complex from the beginning of World War I on what a military hospital of the Imperial Army Deutsch . During October and November 1916, Adolf Hitler recuperated at Beelitz after being wounded in the leg at the Battle of the Somme . In 1945, Beelitz was occupied by Soviet forces, and the complex Remained a Soviet military hospital until 1995, well after the reunification Deutsch . In October 1990 , Erich Honecker was admitted to Beelitz after being forced to resign as the head of the East Deutsch government.
Following the Soviet withdrawal, attempts were made to privatize the complex, but they were not entirely successful. Some sections of the hospital remain in operation as a neurological rehabilitation center and as a center for research and care for victims of Parkinson's disease . The remainder of the complex, including the surgery, the psychiatric ward, and a rifle range, was abandoned in 2000. As of 2007, none of the abandoned hospital buildings or the surrounding area were secured, giving the area the feel of a ghost town . This has made Beelitz set a destination for curious visitors and a film for movies like The Pianist from 2002nd
Beelitz - AGAINST ruin tourist flow to one of the last Saturdays around again between the decaying art nouveau buildings in Beelitz. The one with a beer in a backpack, and calf muscle tattoo shirt, the other with a Leica and a tripod. They went forth with impunity to smash a few windows to get girls to scream or to shoot a few photos from decay. True to the Grimm's motto: "Oh, if I could but shudder" have learned the fear, indeed, two drifters. In one of the old laundry hanged dangling from the ceiling.
The treatment centers have since gained another legend, because the dead man is the man who lived for eight years in a hole in a nearby forest (CNAC) reported. The wild boar, which came to his hole on the railway line, was named Joachim B., bats teased the man who left his hiding-heated in winter, with dozens of tea lights and sucked iced tea from tetra-paks. Can consistently than the 59-year-old does not go into hiding in a dated reporting, census, mark-and I-Phone-ridden country to locate. The former truck driver could survive the Soviet army only because he found the regulars from the nearby restaurant in the former gatehouse, secretly gave food regularly.
This is just the latest curiosity on the grounds of the biggest monument area of Germany - and Joachim B. was certainly one of the most pleasing appearances. In a hundred years as a sanatorium, a military hospital, Soviet-hospital and bust object to have more eerie stories collected in a sanatorium than anywhere else in Brandenburg: Many spiritualists, ghost hunters and goths are convinced that it's haunted in the approximately 60 buildings and the 200 acres of park
Although the site since the fatal crash of a 25-year-old ruins of the scrambling is officially closed a year ago - the man had wanted to hang at night on the fourth floor of a ruin a sheet. But the scene can be warning signs, security guards and displays little disturbing. The ban inspired her imagination.
You do not need to include Gothic scene to get the creeps in a sanatorium. As a longtime bartender of Heilstättener "Six Topp" and SPD Local politicians tend to Hans-Jürgen Villwock not really supersensuous. But when he walked with his wife several years ago after work in the park of the lung clinics, he had an encounter of the third kind, it dawned. His two dogs, which usually run on tight at foot gave way before the building of the old surgery suddenly, "as they wanted to give someone space," says the host. "My wife said, someone dressed in black had gone straight through them." The complex has "something mystical," said Villwock. Because dark figures regularly stopped off at him, he put in his pub from black paper napkins. "Did very well at," commends itself Villwock.
Ghost hunters record voices with the help of tape recorders from the beyond. The tapes are from the old surgery in addition to the usual cries of noise allegedly contained patients. They are included in that place, where unbetäubt were operated during the Second World War casualties practical because of drug shortages. Reported at least one former nurse the innkeeper Villwock.
In another gatehouse, where murdered in the summer of 2008, the amateur photographer and a doctorate dinosaur researcher Michael F., a 20-year-old shipping clerk who had been his model, recorded the mysteries viewfinder on a bright voice. She allegedly complained: "I'm so cold."
The worst criminals Brandenburg in the past 25 years has also left its traces sanatorium. The Unterwäschefetischist Wolfgang Schmid aka "Pink Giant 'killed in the forest of sanatoriums and a Russian officer's wife killed her baby - four other women he has on his conscience. Today he sits in another hospital complex: In the forensic psychiatric clinic at the Gorden in Brandenburg / Havel, where the Nazis murder the thousands of health-tested.
Spuktouristen use electronic diaries about their visits to the ruins of the sanatorium. On his website "Geister.Net". reported one-trippers from the surgery, in which he had set up a voice recorder: "It was as if someone was behind us and shouted at us quietly what". Villwock bartender also believes that "the avenging ghost at some point."
Doubtful celebrity visits inspire the Phan-Tasian addition of superstitious. Erich Honecker fled to the Soviet hospital in April 1990 - looks at telephoto shots stroll to the liver cancer patients with a fur cap between trees. Then he went into exile. Adolf Hitler is said to have cured a femur 1916 Bullet in a sanatorium. Reason enough for occultists to suspect an evil aura. "Could it be that just HIS (Hitler - Ed) dominated mind this complex and into the subconscious of the people who live there, and in the immersive the murderer?", A certain Tilo asked in an Internet forum for " ghosts and afterlife contacts. " An partners in dialogue reassures him: "Name of the earth have a sound that over there (in the dead world, the editorial office) they are flat." Spukentscheidend is not celebrities - rather the accumulation of deaths in one place.
Dangerous is an illegal visit to the complex in any case, because a lot of stairs or balcony railings are rusted through. Scrap metal thieves have taken the manhole cover, which hatches about eleven kilometers long underground tunnel system covered. 2010, a 32-year-old fell into a heating duct and was seriously injured.
Who wants to visit the treatment centers virtually, can draw on the computer game "Forgotten Asylum". The stored photos show much of the beauty and morbidity of hospital architecture. In the labyrinth of passages, players must collect crystals to interpret mysterious watch and examine the question on the ground, what is the missing nurse Shelly J. Marsi in the "Whispering Oaks Sanatorium" (Whispering oaks sanitarium) happened - so have the game makers to sanatorium renamed. Now and then a ghost cloud flits across the screen, footprints toddle out of the bathroom, leaves swirls.
Was renamed - in real-world treatment centers - including the "Six Topp". The pub is now called "The Gatehouse", has a new host and lays no more goth napkins. For the espresso is beautiful now black. (By Ulrich Wangemann)