The hotel is almost 5 kilometres long!
How did we not know this existed before? This hotel should have been the biggest hotel in the world. However, what’s left of it is nothing more than ruins. The hotel is situated on the German island Rügen. The Prora beach hotel was planned to be completed between 1936 and 1939, but the plans were put on hold due to World War Two.
The money was needed elsewhere.
No more money
The hotel was initially meant to welcome Adolf Hitler’s Nazi friends. However, it never got to that point. Germany needed the money elsewhere, so instead of finishing this immense hotel they built aeroplanes, weapons and infrastructure.
Dit bericht bekijken op Instagram
Wilkommen in ‘Miami’-Prora (Rügen). The nazi working class vacation project which was planned to host 20.000 tourists per week and that never saw the light of the day. After being abandoned for decades these historical huge buildings,created by the madness of a dictator as a populist idea, now are on their way to be gentrified… #germany #ostsee #thirfreichhistory #naziera #madness #rügen #deutschland #beachclub #populism #nazimadness #prorabeach #buildings #architecture #naziarchitecture
The hotel has been used for a little while, though. It was used as a top-secret Sovjet base during the war. After the war, there were plans to demolish the hotel entirely, but there simply wasn’t enough dynamite. After that, it was a base for the German army for a while. When everyone had left the place was forgotten about and completely abandoned. It was erased from maps and forgotten about. Once, the gigantic building was supposed to look like the pictures below, but unfortunately, it was never completed.
Head on to the next page to see what the hotel looks like now.
Page 1 of 2