Recreation Home "Mountain View"

At the end of the 1920s, the building was erected as a convalescent home on a hill in Saxony. At first it served as a convalescence home for working youth with 160 places (80 for girls and 80 for boys). A contemporary Workers' Welfare text states:

The youth recreation home thus created is an institution that can probably be called exemplary in every respect. The architect [...], a Party comrade, has created a building that perfectly unites the ideals of beauty and practicality in both architecture and interior design. The beauty of all shapes and colors, from the door 

Abandoned Recreation Home in Germany

handle to the lighting fixture, is intended to have an educational and taste-forming effect on the young generation.


After the Nazis took power in 1933, the building was used exclusively by the "Bund Deutscher Mädel" (BDM, "Association of German Girls").

The temple-like central building housed the dining room and ballroom with a stage; the accommodations were in the two side wings - seperate for boys and girls.From 1946 the convalescent home was converted into a SED (Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands - German Socialist Unity Party) party school.
The area has been abandoned since 1990; Plans to form a hotel from the ruinous building and the huge property were apparently dropped shortly after the start of the first work.

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