Our short vacation took us to more than one location, but this was one of the most impressing.
In the late 1890's, the German Order of St. John decided to start building a sanatorium for lung diseases.
The southern slope of a summit in the Harz Mountains was chosen as a building site and in 1902, the first patients were admitted.
The building was massive. The walls were built of granite three stories high, and next to the comfortable rooms, the patients had a conservatory, a library and a variety of lounges and day rooms at their disposal.
I will tell you more about the history of the sanatorium in the upcoming posts, but for now, I'll start with the HDR photos I took there.