Explore #166: Salem Sanatorium, Germany – May 2016

Explore #6 of ‘The Picnics & Palaces Tour’

Rounding off Day Two of our tour of East Germany and Poland was a quick visit to the remains of this former Sanatorium. Most of the rooms have been stripped out for possible redevelopment, but the main items of interest still surviving were the grand reception / lobby area and auditorium.

As always, click on a photo to VIEW LARGE

Theatre Auditorium cinema stage chairs seating Salem Sanatorium Urbex Germany Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location Deutschland
The auditorium was VERY dark indeed – this was a long exposure, light painted by bouncing light off the back wall with our torches.

Entrance reception foyer lobby Salem Sanatorium Urbex Germany Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location Deutschland
The entrance / lobby.

Foyer lobby mural picture men reception wall Salem Sanatorium Urbex Germany Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location Deutschland
Looking in from the main entrance to the carved mural.

Mural football men wall foyer lobby reception entrance detail Salem Sanatorium Urbex Germany Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location Deutschland
Mural detail.

Entrance doors shadows light foyer lobby Salem Sanatorium Urbex Germany Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location Deutschland
Light and shadows of the main entrance doors.

Projector room Salem Sanatorium Urbex Germany Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location Deutschland
Upstairs was pretty boring, but we did find the projector room for the auditorium – this really was pitch black, so a couple of shots light painted by torchlight. I was a bit tired by this point so they’re not the best…

Projector black and white Salem Sanatorium Urbex Germany Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location Deutschland

Projector Salem Sanatorium Urbex Germany Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location Deutschland

Pool table attic Salem Sanatorium Urbex Germany Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location Deutschland
Often the only items left behind in abandoned buildings are the heavier items on the higher floors, such as pianos – and on this occasion a lonely pool table left in an attic room.

Cinema Theatre sepia Salem Sanatorium Urbex Germany Adam X Urban Exploration Access 2016 Abandoned decay lost forgotten derelict location Deutschland
And I’ll leave you with a slightly different edit of the auditorium shot.

Thanks for coming by.
Adam X

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