Explore #26 of ‘The Picnics & Palaces Tour’
As we had cut out revisit of Beelitz short we still had a couple of hours to use before heading to the airport, so decided to pay a revisit to this former military hospital, crumbling away in some forgotten woodland…
I have not found much history of the hospital, other than that it served the vast Soviet army forces which were stationed all around this region from the end of World War II until shortly after German reunification in the early 1990s. It has lain abandoned ever since.
When James and I had first explored The Blue Hospital back in August 2014 we had run out of light, and I came away with just a solitary useable shot before we nearly got lost in the woods in the dark!
This revisit was a much more chilled out affair – having a few swigs of the last of a bottle of Havana Club which needed finishing before we headed home, and enjoying the afternoon light…
Eventually it was time to go, and our epic tour of 26 different locations over 7 days finally came to a close. I know I will look back on the Picnics & Palaces Tour as one of my favourite European exploring jaunts – the scenery was beautiful, the weather was glorious, the locations were amazing, and above all the company was a great laugh. I’ll leave you with this ace piece of German hip hop which became the unofficial anthem of our trip… enjoy! 😛