July 28, 2014

Sanatorium Dr. K. (Part 2)

The sanatorium is made up of three main parts.
There is the main hospital building which has a concavely shaped southern front. Behind it and connected over a passage is the service and office building. The third part is the living house of the medical director combined with a private sanatorium for ten patients.
Research let me find out that it was highly unusual at the time to have the senior physician operate a private sanatorium and live on the premises, but the investors finally gave in and even financed the whole thing because Dr. K. had planned to pay for this part of the sanatorium himself, and nobody wanted to going to have to buy it from him when he retired. So they came up with the money and built the small sanatorium.
This is actually a 2-in-1 sanatorium!

Here are a couple of inside shots from the main building.

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3


  1. The one room almost looked as if there was bars on the windows. To keep people from escaping i'm assuming?

    1. No, this was a sanatorium for lung diseases, not for mental illnesses, so there was no need to lock the patients in. What you see in the photo is a construction site fence that has been put there to keep people from getting in.

  2. schön find ich das mit der wandbemalung am anfang.. diese farben! ;o)

    1. Ich weiß, was Du meinst - trotzdem hätte ich es lieber ohne Graffiti...


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