Beelitz-Heilstätten is a huge hospital complex from the late 19th century. Originally built as a sanatorium for Berlin workers in particular, the complex was soon turned into a military hospital after the outbreak of World War 1. In October and November 1916, Adolf Hitler still stayed at the hospital after being wounded in the leg during the Battle of the Somme. After the surrender of the German empire in 1945, the complex came into the hands of the Soviets. Where Thus it remained a military hospital until 1995, long after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Until 2000, frantic attempts were made to privatise the complex. To a small extent, they succeeded, but the rest of the complex looks very bleak.
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