It’s Basement Photo Friday! Would you go into this basement?

Sep 26, 2014
photo by k.e.k on Flickr

Basements have long been the subject of nightmares and horror movies.  Attics have had their fair share of attention too.  Today we bring you a haunting,  yet somehow beautiful photo of a basement staircase.  These stairs belong to the Beelitz-Heilstätten.

The Beelitz-Heilstätten is an old abandoned hospital just outside of Berlin.  According to records, it began in 1898, when Berlin’s health insurance authority bought around 140 hectares here to build a tuberculosis sanatorium and nursing home. The newly built 600-bed capacity treatment center opened in early 1902, with separate facilities for men and women.

Today, this place is a gathering spot for “urban explorers” and the occasional vandal, tagger and underage drinker.  If you are ever in Berlin and have a sense of adventure and like a good fright, take a train out and explore the old Beelitz-Heilstätten.

You could also visit the Daily Mail’s great article and video tour rather than jetting over to Germany.

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