L-88 is the road to Beelitz Heilstatten, the haunted German sanitarium
Located in Potsdam-Mittelmark district, in Brandenburg, Germany, Beelitz Heilstätten was a former sanatorium complex built at the start of the 20th century mainly for tuberculosis sufferers.
What’s Beelitz Heilstätten?
Built in 1898 and designed by architect Heino Schmieden, over 25 years, more than 100,000 patients were treated here. Between 1898 and 1930 the complex served as a sanatorium for lung diseases, generally housing those with then-fatal conditions such as tuberculosis. During the 1st and 2nd World War, the complex was used as military hospital for the German army. Adolf Hitler was treated there for an injured leg in 1916. Some parts of the complex were destroyed during the war. After the WWII, the Russians took over the buildings and used it as their own military hospital, it became the largest military hospital outside of Russia. In 1994, the last patients left the clinic. Now it lays plagued by its haunted past.
Can I drive to Beelitz Heilstätten?
To access the Beelitz Heilstätten sanatorium, a complex made up of 60 buildings, it is necessary to take the L-88 national road at Fichtenwalde. From the intersection, it is only necessary to drive 4.5 km (2.79 miles) on a paved road to reach the sanatorium, which is currently in a state of abandonment. Driving the road many witnesses confirm that they have experienced strange sensations such as sudden changes in temperature, whispers seen footsteps. However, these are just a few examples of situations that have occurred in a place known to the German authorities, since the famous case of a policeman, known as The Beast of Beelitz, who murdered six people in 1989, occurred at its facilities. In addition, in this same complex a young model also died after having carried out different sadomasochistic practices with a dominant scientist.
Pic: Uli Stollberg