May 10th, 2013

2013

Abandoned children's hospital

Today was a holiday here in Germany, so some friends and I explored an abandoned children's hospital here in Berlin. Here's what the internet has to say about it:

"This children's hospital in Berlin-Weißensee was opened in 1911, and closed 1992. It was the first communal childen's hospital in Prussia, and in its early years, until 1920, it had its own cow stables for producing high quality milk for babies in need of breast milk substitute, and also for "milk therapy" for older children.

Since 2005 the complex is privately owned, and an investor is/was supposedly going to build a center for cancer research there. However, the old hospital remains abandoned and is falling further apart each day."