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
Some relics of the past occupants were still there, like this nice retro helmet mile” />
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:
… well at least we thought that it was only a laundry, but when we went upstairs, there was this huuuge theatre
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
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