Great Expectations at the – Kinderkrankenhaus wissensee

The hospital looked like the Erie house in Great expectations, walking around the place on a cold December morning.

The main building was very Erie and noises here and there coming from the wind outside banging windows,having looked around the ground floors I made my way up to the top floors and did here a noise coming from another room, but put it down to the wind and not a ghost or such like lost soul.

I was taking some photos of the stairway and as I turned around there was someone standing behind me, fucking scared the shit out of me, it was someone else urban exploring.

The place has been set fire to a couple of times by the looks of the place, this hospital is steeped in history, it even had its own dairy heard of cows so the children could have the best milk at one time, now just left to rot and be forgotten in time bless it.

History

This infants and children’s hospital, designed by Carl James Bühring, opened in 1909 within the district of Weißensee, Berlin. It was the first communal children’s hospital in what was then the state of Prussia, created to handle the steady increase in births around the city. In 1911.

More buildings were constructed and the campus was reportedly akin to a peaceful public park. The hospital was soon hailed as one of the best of its kind, and became home to a training center for doctors and nurses.

It had its own cow farm, dairy, and machinery to produce high quality milk for the infants who needed breast milk substitute, and for older children’s nutritional needs. The farm closed in1920, and a new infirmary was added in 1987.

The hospital closed its doors on January 1st 1997, and was eventually sold to a group of investors in 2006. Plans to build an alternative cancer center have been on the block since then, however no progress has been made. The estimated date for the new center to start construction is in 2011.

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