Scariest Places In The World : Beelitz-Heilstätten Hospital In Germany

While most abandoned buildings looks like they’re haunted, they’re really just the derelict remains of mansion that a family struggled to sell or the shell of an old warehouse. But the history behind Beelitz-Heilstätten Hospital is actually as creepy as it looks. Built as a tuberculosis sanatorium, this enormous hospital complex stands 30 miles southwest of Berlin. It was used to treat Nazis during World War II and the Soviet Army up until the 1990s. This is also where a young Adolf Hitler recovered after being wounded in World War I.

Attempts were made to privatize the hospital complex (after the Soviet withdrawal from Germany) but it came to naught. Today few sections from the complex are used as a neurological rehabilitation center and as a center for research and care for victims of Parkinson’s disease. The rest of the building remained unused. Lack of maintenance and care has paved the way for trees and plants to encroach on the buildings giving it a feel of the desolated ghost town. The once pristine walls of the sanatorium are now littered with graffiti. The crumbling walls mutely witness the gradual ruination of Beelitz sanatorium.

Vines and climbers have gleefully accepted the exterior walls as their prop while the courtyard is now overgrown with plants and looks like a miniature forest. The 60 Building Hospital complex had its own butcher’s, restaurant, bakery, and laundry service.