Seeing as how the last days of summer seem to be upon us (at least in Berlin), thanks to a great tip from a Berlin blog, my friends and I headed out to do some urban exploring on Saturday. We visited the abandoned children’s hospital in Weißensee. The abandoned kinderkrankenhaus was apparently one of the first of its kind and built during the Prussia era (before either World Wars). It’s been abandoned and left to rot—and seemed to be the target of several arson attacks.
I didn’t see any signs saying it was illegal to enter, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t. And we did spot some sleeping bags in one area which clearly meant the building is being used as a makeshift shelter for some unfortunate homeless. The abandoned Berlin hospital is easy to reach by bike and we spent maybe an hour wandering through the abandoned buildings. It wasn’t entirely unsafe, but we were also fairly cautious. Random potholes and a roof that looked pretty unstable kept us out of some of the rooms.
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Abandoned Children’s Hospital (Weißensee)
Hansastraße 178-180, 13088 Berlin