July 11, 2014

R&R - The Abandoned Recreation Home (Part 2)

Until the German reunification, the building was used as a vacation spot for the East German federation of trade unions.
Tourism in East Germany was mainly handled by business organizations and by the state. The largest travel business was the aforementioned federation of trade unions with their own vacation homes and about two million travels every year.
After the fall of the iron curtain and the German reunification, the vacation homes mostly went to the German escrow and were then sold to prospective investors.

This is also what happend to this particular vacation home.
In 1990, it went to the escrow and now belongs to a group of investors that had planned to turn it into a luxurious hotel again, but until today, nothing has happend in terms of securing and/or conservation of the building and so, the reconstruction is highly questionable.
In a local development plan that has been submitted in 2009, the edifice is named as formative for the overall appearance of the townscape and worthy of preservation.

Here ist the rest of the pictures I took there.

Part 1 | Part 2


  1. ein palast! und, auch wenn ich mich wiederhole, abblätternde farbe macht in dem zusammenhang echt was her... ;o)

  2. Ganz starke Bilder, Jan.
    Wirklich eine sehr beeindruckende Location!

    Liebe Grüße


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