Inside Soviet Asylum T

Author CmdrCord - Last updated: 26.09.2010

On our last trip through eastern Germany, this one was the grand finale. As it was the second location that day, and we had to get back to Hannover in the evening, we were in quite a hurry, but I’m sure we will go there again. The site is massive, I think one could easily spend a whole day there.

Asylum “T” was built in the early 20th century as state lunatic asylum of Brandenburg. It was also used as military hospital during both world wars; and after 1945 parts of it were occupied by the Soviets.
Today, there is still an active psychiatric hospital in the neighbourhood, but the former soviet buildings are left to decay.

In the main building, the upper floors were basically inaccessible, because the roof collapsed in some parts. But in the ground floor, there was this really beautiful mural. One of the best soviet murals I’ve seen so far

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Unbenannt von CmdrCord auf Flickr

Some relics of the past occupants were still there, like this nice retro helmet mile” />

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empty shell von CmdrCord auf Flickr

Most buildings were carefully boarded up, so we had to skip them due to lack of time to find an entrance.
But some were accessible, among them this neat laundry service:

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White Cloud Laundry Service von CmdrCord auf Flickr

… well at least we thought that it was only a laundry, but when we went upstairs, there was this huuuge theatre

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shadow play von CmdrCord auf Flickr

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shadows of the past von CmdrCord auf Flickr

Looking at these pictures and especially the ceiling now, I think I should have taken along the helmet for protection

Next to the theatre there was this funky russian disco… as you know, the russians like a good party, and this was probably the place to be for lunatic party animals

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russian disco von CmdrCord auf Flickr

That’s it for now, but I’m sure I will re-visit the asylum one day, I think there is a lot more to see

–> “Asylum T” set on flickr <–

3 comments

#13passaJanuary 29, 2011, 5:16 pm

Very nice photos Cmdr, and great to see the place in summer. I´ve been two times so far, but only in winter. The mural has further deteriorated since your visit :-(
Oh, and the theatre and disco is in the kitchen building, not the laundry.
When you go again, don´t miss the jail building!

#2dailyabandoned.comAugust 5, 2011, 9:18 pm

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#3DanielSeptember 29, 2011, 8:39 pm

i want to ask, how can i to go this place, i searched in google, and i cannt found it out..

thanks for your reply comment to my email.

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