Abandoned Hospital Neukölln

We found the Abandoned Hospital Neukölln, a stately building that is being digested by mother nature after being abandoned.
27 Jun ’13 by Sara Places

There used to be a childrens and womens hospital in Neukölln. The first building, a proud Altbau, is right in sight when you’re on Mariendorfer Weg. It’s gloomy and stately and has the air of a very important, albeit forgotten building. It was built right after WWI. But there’s another, additional, rather ugly building attached to the back of the hospital – another hospital, sprung right out of the sixties or seventies. Both complexes have been shut down 2005 and are now being digested by mother nature.

A quick search revealed that the Altbau is under monument protection which means that investors can’t just tear everything down and build up luxury apartments. So the city is still waiting for a sovereign buyer. In the meantime, it’s pretty easy to trespass the area into the Neubau. The Altbau we didn’t try. It’s camera surveilled and the doors are locked.

There we enjoyed the creepy atmosphere of an abandoned hospital without discovering anything new – graffiti and trash, some BBQ leftovers, and even a designated “toilet area” (seriously) hinted at permanent residents. I think I saw someone shaking their covers out of the window above me. Not sure I’d want to live here…

Mariendorfer Weg 28, 12051

Three comments

  1. erstaunlich wie es von besuch zu besuch immer noch mehr verfällt_ http://www.flickr.com/photos/mitteprinzessin/sets/72157632050339943/


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  1. […] How many aban­doned hos­pital will you find in and around Ber­lin, you might ask? Appar­ently deser­ted health resorts and san­it­ari­ums make for bet­ter deser­ted loc­a­tions. Well, every urban explorer is thank­ful for the oppor­tun­ity. As for the Beel­itz Heil­stät­ten, they’re not far away from Ber­lin. Beel­itz, the little town, is fam­ous for its asparagus dur­ing spring­time, but the Heil­stät­ten are prob­ably more fam­ous among those with a camera. […]

  2. […] to the Eis­fab­rik (in fact, I haven’t — it’s on my list though)? Have you been to the Aban­doned Hos­pital? To Spreep­ark? To Teufels­berg? While all those places aren’t new, they still tend to impress […]