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    a creepy hospital with bed and chairs

    One of the oldest fears that humans have experienced is the fear of the dead. Even after scientific advancements all across the world, this fear lingers in our subconscious. And if you too want to experience the same eeriness, the abandoned Beelitz-Heilstätten sanatorium in Germany, shrouded in mystery and terror is the place. Rusty hospital beds and chairs, creeper plants growing through the windows, and a deafening silence in the corridors, this downright terrifying sanatorium’s insane creepiness will leave your heart pounding.

    Beelitz-Heilstätten hospital’s history

    Built in 1898, a 60-building treatment complex in Beelitz Heilstätten, Hitler’s sanatorium was established to treat and rehabilitate tuberculosis patients in the industrialized Berlin. Later, during World War I, the sanatorium was turned into a military hospital. During the time, the hospital also treated a young soldier, Adolf Hitler, for a thigh injury sustained during the Battle of the Somme. In 1945, the Soviet took over Beelitz Heilstätten and turned it into the Soviet military hospital.

    A few sections of the building are still used as a neurological rehabilitation center to help the patients of Parkinson’s disease, while the rest of the complex remained unused and abandoned. Lack of maintenance has paved the way for vines and climbers giving it a look of a ghost-town. Also has been used as a set for Roman Polanski’s The Pianist, the hospital is now turning into a tourist attraction.

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    Here are some pictures from the hospital that tell stories from the past

    inside a creepy hospital

    Once these blue and white walls of the hospital covered with mould and peeling paint witnessed the battle of life and death.

    corridor of an abandoned hospital

    Who knows what kind of stories these old broken doors and the eerie silence of this place has been carrying for years.

    a mattress in an abandoned hospital

    This destroyed room with a decaying mattress must have been one of the rooms to treat tuberculosis patients and wounded soldiers.

    old chairs and a bed in an abandoned hospital

    This large hall with a rusty bed and chairs must have seen thousands of patients dying and struggling with the deadly and merciless disease of the era.

    inside a spooky abandoned hospital

    A dark and scary corridor which used to echo with patients painful voices and doctor’s clamor during the dark period of World War I and II.

    Some of the buildings of the sanatorium are securely gated off. There are a few official tours available, but they don’t show you much. The buildings that are ruined and abandoned are more interesting from inside and outside, but most of them are legally inaccessible.

    Further Read: 25 Spooky Real Locations That Would Make Ideal Horror Movie Sets, We Dare You To Visit Them!

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