Exploring the Ruins of an Abandoned Mental Hospital Outside Berlin

Last month some friends took me out to this spot called Beelitz, an hour out into the countryside southwest of Berlin. It’s 60 or so beautiful old buildings, all abandoned and falling apart, and it used to be a mental hospital. My favorite of the three or four buildings we had time to explore was the one with an entire fucking old-growth forest on the roof.

I pride myself on always blogging things in a timely fashion, but I’ve been busy and I just now got around to “developing my last few rolls of film,” so I apologize for the untimeliness of this collection of extremely stunning photos (if I do say so myself), but here it is. Please trip out.


Berlin Mystery Girl

Biking in Berlin

14 Responses to “Exploring the Ruins of an Abandoned Mental Hospital Outside Berlin”

  1. Consider me tripped in advance.

  2. Caitlin says:

    I enjoyed seeing these on my Tumblr dashboard.

    I did not enjoy the bug GIFs, though.

  3. smerlin the magnificient says:

    My teeth hurt. I think my retainer is too tight.

  4. Please tell me how to find this place!

  5. Arbor Police says:

    You cannot have ‘old growth’ on a man-made structure unless it was built before 1600.

  6. melissa says:

    http://www.jeremyharris.com has some awesome pics of abandoned asylums around the US.

  7. Frosty says:

    Did you spot any old-growth asparagus?

    Seriously: Beelitz is famous for its fat white asparagus. Which is delicious.

    I didn’t know about the hospital, but it sounds pretty interesting. Not just a nut house by the way.