Beelitz-Heilstätten aka Beelitz Hospital Bath House


At the south eastern part of the Beelitz site you can find one of the most interesting and visually appealing of the Hospital buildings, Zentral Badehaus the Central Bath House. Whilst one of the iconic features of this building is the stunning huge domed room with the sunken T shaped bath, this unaltered example of the original architecture is just one of the many rooms which contain amazing detail retained from the initial build. This building has been used heavily for many film and music productions including but not limited to Rammsteins Mein Herz Brennt music video and Meret – Seven Deaths of a Bird  which we believe was filmed shortly before our trip.

I’ve managed to dig up a couple of old photographs from the bath house whilst it was still in use, sadly I couldn’t locate the owners details to provide credit but if you know the source please let me know in the comments below:

Beelitz-Heilstätten Bath House

Beelitz-Heilstätten Bath House

Beelitz-Heilstätten Bath House

Beelitz-Heilstätten Bath House

For a bit more history on the Beelitz-Heilstätten site visit my first report here: Beelitz Hospital, Women’s Sanatoriums, Germany – July 2014

Our Visit

Visited with Andy K of Behind Closed Doors, Carl, Scott Darby of Darbians Photography, Stussy and Lowri of Lowri Jen Photography. After covering some of the other buildings we decided it was time to attempt the Bath House… an early start was required as we didnt have a clue on entry details so we needed to allow for a little trial and error. Soon we found our way inside and made our way to the main domed bathroom while we waited for the light to improve. This building was really impressive and had no shortage of photo opportunities, spoilt for choice we spread out and began covering the place one room at a time. The favourite bits for me here had to be the domed bathroom and the room with the grand piano. The entrance hall with the marble pillars and tiled floor was also very appealing and I was happy to find that the dentist chair has seemingly found its way into this building as I understand it was previously located elsewhere on the site within a building we didn’t have time to check out. Certainly one of the most memorable locations from the trip enjoy the photos:

Some of the videos shot at Beelitz:

MERET – Seven Deaths of a Bird from Mindpirates e.V. on Vimeo.

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