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Abandoned hospital Beelitz Heilstaetten

With about 60 historic buildings spread over 200 hectars the abandoned hospital complex Beelitz-Heilstaetten (located just a few miles southwest of Berlin) is not only one of the largest spots for urban exploring in Germany. Its appearance and popularity is unique throughout the whole world. Beelitz has served as film set for a lot of television series, international movies like Roman Polanskis The Pianist, Valkyrie with Tom Cruise and Rammsteins music video “Mein Herz brennt“.

In the last months the complex has been shut down step by step for restoration. We were lucky to be among the last visitors to see almost the whole hospital including the Maennerklink with the main building and the Frauenklinik. Unfortunately, the spooky surgery builing was already vandalized when we had our shooting in October 2014. But there were still enough highlights to see and photograph to spend a whole day there. An awesome experience I will never forget!

- Bernd -

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