What an amazing experience I had last week. I visited Beelitz-Heilstätten, an abandoned hospital near Berlin. It was a former TB clinic and sanatorium, turned military hospital (Hitler was treated there during WW1). It was kept on by the victorious Russians after WW2, and was in use up until 1994. It’s a huge complex, and as you can imagine has a fairly eerie atmosphere.
It can sometimes be hard to connect the history of everything that’s happened in Berlin with the modern city we live in now, but seeing Beelitz, a place frozen in time, made it far easier to imagine the not too distant past there.