Beelitz Heilstätten, which is German for Sanatoriums, is a huge area near Berlin containing dozens of now abandoned sanatoriums. Originally built and opened at the end of the 19th century, mainly lung diseases were treated there. During World War I and, later, World War II, the sanatoriums at Beelitz were used as military hospitals.
Once Germany was defeated at the end of World War II, the red army seized ownership of the area. After the iron curtain fell and Germany was united again in 1991, the area and buildings were abandoned and surrendered to decay.
In this portfolio, you’ll see 42 photos from various areas and buildings at Beelitz Heilstätten, that was also used as a filming location for movies like Valkyrie (starring Tom Cruise), Men & Chicken and, most recently, A Cure for Wellness. Fun Fact: the German Horror Movie “Heilstätten” is set to play at Beelitz but was actually filmed at the abandoned Heilstätten in Grabowsee.
All the 42 Photos in this portfolio were #shotoniPhone between 2015 and 2018.