July 2, 2023

Tour Report: Sanatorium G.

As the second location in our summer vacation 2019 we had decided to visit the abandoned former sanatorium at the Grabowsee. It was conveniently located on the way between our first two accommodations, and we had planned to meet up with our friend Toeppi, who had also never visited the old sanatorium.
Toeppi had made an appointment with the sanatorium's leaseholder - a spontaneous visit is possible, but it can happen that one is then turned away - so we would not travel there for nothing.
We met at the appointed time at the entrance to the site and went in search of the overseer. A short phone call later he appeared to briefly explain to us which areas we were allowed to enter and which not - and so that we could pay the obligatory contribution. 

It is often a matter of principle - some people from the so-called "Urbex Scene" are convinced that only illegal entering is "real" Urbexing. I, on the other hand, enjoy the opportunity to explore a place undisturbed and with unlimited time and not having to worry about a security guard escorting me off the premises or being reported to the police.
It was a little weird in this case, because the area is partly inhabited by a kind of artist commune. There were "strange" people wandering around everywhere, sneaking through the buildings. We tried to avoid them as much as possible, and for the most part we succeeded.
The weather was moderate. It was a fairly warm day, but the sky was cloudy and it rained at times. Not heavily, but there were a few annoying little showers.
However, you don't let a little rain get in the way of an excursion - we took plenty of time to explore all areas as much as we could. The cellar was unfortunately not accessible due to work that was going on, but the rest of the facility was already worth the visit due to the great architecture. It took us several hours to see and photograph everything.
Afterwards, Toeppi went home, while we drove on to Potsdam to meet up with a couple of friends for a feudal dinner.

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