“Living in a castle is objectively romantic.” (Lev Grossman) - Photo by Jan Bommes
"During our summer vacation this year, my wife and I got the oportunity for a legal visit of this truly beautiful abandoned castle. It was the "summer of the century", and on that particular day, the temperatures reached more than 40 degrees centigrade. We had hoped that once inside, it would get a little bit cooler, but it had been hot for weeks, so that even the castle's thick stone walls had heated up, and due to the heat outside, there wasn't even a small cool draft going through the old rooms.
Still, exploring this truly majestic place was a wonderful experience, and in spite of the high temperatures, we took opur time to get plenty of photos to take home."
There is no information regarding the history of ths abandoned hotel in the mountains of Germany. The closing date remains subject of speculation, as does the reason. Reviews in online platforms dating back as far as 2008 speak of a dysfunctional pool, smelly rooms with old furniture and less than friendly employees.....(more)
It is unclear when this abandoned hotel was initially built. Judging by the architecture, it was sometime during the 1930s. What is confirmed is that during the early 1940s, the hotel was confiscated by the Nazi organization "Hilfswerk Mutter-Kind" ("Mother-Child Relief") which was tasked with taking care of pregnant women as well as young motheres and their offspring that were classified as "aryan".
A seperate part of the hotel was even used by the organization "Lebensborn", a notorious Nazi institution for the breeding of "pure-race Aryans". After World War II, hotel operations were taken up again. The furniture and equipment point to a renovation sometime in the 1980s. The hotel was probably...(more)
This abandoned estate house was an accidental find on a tour through Eastern Germany together with my wife in May of last year.
We were on the way from the Navy Command Bunker to the next location, and on the way I saw a sign for a village whose name I thought might be connected to an abandoned mansion. It turned out that I was mistaken and the village I was thinking of has the same name, but is located in a different part of the state. But we still found an abandoned mansion!
As we were driving through the village, we spotted it. There was another building next to it that had apparently been renovated and there were workers.....(more)