The Sporthotel und Kongresszentrum des Sportforums Hohenschönhausen is in a sorry state, beyond salvation, thrashed and abused. Not even drugs can help.
Blub was a swimming and leisure center with pools, slides and crazy stuff that was very popular before the rats noticed it too. Then it was a blubbering mess.
The abandoned status of Strandbad Tegel looks secure. Campaigners are trying so hard to reopen it that you can be sure it won’t be opening anytime soon.
Don’t jump in at the deep end of Pankow Schwimmhalle or you’ll land on your face with a mouthful of broken glass. No water since it was abandoned in 2002.
Freibad Lichtenberg (and BVG-Stadion)
Freibad Lichtenberg once hosted Olympic athletes before the 1936 games. Despite its historical importance, it was demolished without a care.
The Olympic Games used to be the toast of the world. Berlin’s Olympics in 1936 were the most captivating games of all, albeit for all the wrong reasons.
The authorities didn’t consider the wants and needs of a much-loved hippo or three polite penguins when they closed Freibad Wernersee, aka the Wernerbad.
Süd-Bowling in Steglitz used to be one of Berlin’s favorite bowling alleys, with 16 lanes. The old Kegelbahn was bowled over, abandoned, and replaced by apartments.