I spent a spontaneous hiking visit to the well known ruins of the Beelitz Heilstätten and surrounding woodlands. The Beelitz Heilstätten were a clinic complex specialized on lung diseases built in the early 1900s. The complex had a turbulent history during and after WWII. Around the area there now is somewhat of an amusement park with food trucks and a treetop path. While the ruins embedded in nature were still very impressive the tourism context was not my cup of tea, so I quickly left for a nice hike in the surrounding forests.

One of the many impressive ruins in the Beelitz.
View from the treetop path.
Rooftop forest.
The old surgery building.
The surgery building front-side. Loved the combination with the grey skies.
Peek through a window.
Leaving into the woods northward to find some relaxation. Bordering on the right is an active military base.
The Teufelssee.
Relaxing solitude after the amusement park crowds.
Hidden spot.

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Start: Beelitz-Heilstätten train station – End: Seddin train station | 14km

How to get here?

Take the RE7 from Hauptbahnhof to Beelitz-Heilstätten train station.
Take the RE7 back from Seddin to Hauptbahnhof.