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Abandoned Hospital Neukölln

published on 2013-06-27 by Sara
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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…

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