January 16, 2021

Tour Report: Hotel "Teddybear" [Revisit]

Six weeks between two explorations can feel like an eternity, but somehow nothing came up in the time before our summer vacation in 2018, so we were really looking forward to eight days of touring and exploring.

The first spot that we visited, was an abandoned hotel in the mountains that I had visited a year earlier with our friend Pixelcracker. I really liked it at the time, and since my wife wasn't with us at the time, it was a great chance for her to get a good look at the place.

We parked a long way down the street, so we'd look like all the other tourists and hikers that populated the small town during the summer season. We took the hiking path into the forest behind the hotel, so the neighbors wouldn't see us approaching. When there were no people around, we left the path, found the opening in the fence and quickly walked toward the building. The access that I had taken the year before was still open, so we didn't have to run around the property looking for another way in, and we got inside without being seen.

I was surprised that nothing much had changed since my first visit. Of course, some things had been decorated, other things had been stolen and there also was a bit of vandalism - but it was far from what other locations had to suffer over the same period of time. I guess we were lucky. The photos from the place that I have seen since then, show that the location really has changed. More vandalism, massive decorations, and more decay due to broken windows and open doors.

We took our time exploring the whole place, and I was glad that we were the only ones there during the entire time. After about two hours, we climbed back out and tried to get back to the path without being seen. It worked out nicely. We shortly thought about also visiting the other abandoned hotel that we passed on the way back to the car, but decided against it, because we were expected for a barbecue at our friend's place, and we still had to get some groceries.

This exploration was a really nice start for our vacation, and I am glad that I got to see the place again before it got more and more vandalized.

To find out about the history of this place and to check out all the photos, click the button below.

I also made a short video of our explore, that you can check out here:

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