Beelitz-Heilstätten Forest Park

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Over 100 years ago, Beelitz sanatorium, which is still famous today, was built just outside Berlin, not far from Potsdam. The workers of the imperial capital were to recover from tuberculosis, which was rampant at the time, surrounded by forests, sophisticated architecture and generous forest parks. Long stays in the fresh air as well as long walks and rest cures – at all times of the year – were part of the treatment in Beelitz. But before a single building was completed, the gardens were laid out. The planting consisted mainly of deciduous trees and blossoming shrubs along with exotic conifers, so that a forest park landscape well worth seeing soon grew. Today, there are about 65 species of trees and shrubs on the site, which provide a magical show of colour in autumn as the leaves turn. The grounds around the main entrance to the quadrants and between the individual buildings (pavilions) were planted with islands of attractive shrubs and in places with conifers in the perfectly manicured lawns. Here, the focus was on a regular, representative design. Short alleyways bordered by flower beds – laid out in ornamental geometric patterns – served as part of the recovery process. The solariums and colonnades met within the individual, regularly laid out areas.
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  • Fußpfad im Waldpark, Foto: Baum&Zeit Baumkronenpfad
  • Alpenhaus im Winter, Foto: Baum&Zeit Baumkronenpfad
  • Historische Postkartenansicht von Pavillon B III
  • Historische Postkartenansicht der Parkanlage
  • Parkanlage Beelitz Heilstätten, Wandelhalle, Foto: Baum&Zeit Baumkronenpfad
Today, parts of the former park design and system of pathways can still be seen all over the grounds. Historical sections of the park are being restored step by step or re-interpreted, both in the public part of the expansive grounds and at the treetop walkway. The Baum&Zeit grounds used by tourists are in the historic Quadrant A. Here you will find the “Beelitzer Alpen” (Belitz Alps) section of the park, the “Schlucht” (gorge) and part of the historic radial pathway system. These grounds are open to visitors during the treetop pathway and the barefoot park opening hours (See the Baum&Zeit website for admission prices). A special botanical highlight today is the rooftop forest on the World War II ruins of the Alpine house, where trees have been growing since 1945. Climbing plants have also run wild over other, castle-like buildings and pioneer plants create extravagant motifs in places, more akin to what you would expect to find at temple complexes in the jungle. A visit at any time of year is worth recommending.

Beelitzer Heilstätten is divided into four quadrants where visitors can move about freely, respecting the private properties. It is now a town district of Beelitz. Photography is in part prohibited (e.g. at the Recura clinics). Please note the respective instructions. All buildings and park areas are privately or corporately owned by various owners. Visits to individual parts of the grounds (private gardens) are subject to the owner’s permission.
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Over 100 years ago, Beelitz sanatorium, which is still famous today, was built just outside Berlin, not far from Potsdam. The workers of the imperial capital were to recover from tuberculosis, which was rampant at the time, surrounded by forests, sophisticated architecture and generous forest parks. Long stays in the fresh air as well as long walks and rest cures – at all times of the year – were part of the treatment in Beelitz. But before a single building was completed, the gardens were laid out. The planting consisted mainly of deciduous trees and blossoming shrubs along with exotic conifers, so that a forest park landscape well worth seeing soon grew. Today, there are about 65 species of trees and shrubs on the site, which provide a magical show of colour in autumn as the leaves turn. The grounds around the main entrance to the quadrants and between the individual buildings (pavilions) were planted with islands of attractive shrubs and in places with conifers in the perfectly manicured lawns. Here, the focus was on a regular, representative design. Short alleyways bordered by flower beds – laid out in ornamental geometric patterns – served as part of the recovery process. The solariums and colonnades met within the individual, regularly laid out areas.
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  • Fußpfad im Waldpark, Foto: Baum&Zeit Baumkronenpfad
  • Alpenhaus im Winter, Foto: Baum&Zeit Baumkronenpfad
  • Historische Postkartenansicht von Pavillon B III
  • Historische Postkartenansicht der Parkanlage
Today, parts of the former park design and system of pathways can still be seen all over the grounds. Historical sections of the park are being restored step by step or re-interpreted, both in the public part of the expansive grounds and at the treetop walkway. The Baum&Zeit grounds used by tourists are in the historic Quadrant A. Here you will find the “Beelitzer Alpen” (Belitz Alps) section of the park, the “Schlucht” (gorge) and part of the historic radial pathway system. These grounds are open to visitors during the treetop pathway and the barefoot park opening hours (See the Baum&Zeit website for admission prices). A special botanical highlight today is the rooftop forest on the World War II ruins of the Alpine house, where trees have been growing since 1945. Climbing plants have also run wild over other, castle-like buildings and pioneer plants create extravagant motifs in places, more akin to what you would expect to find at temple complexes in the jungle. A visit at any time of year is worth recommending.

Beelitzer Heilstätten is divided into four quadrants where visitors can move about freely, respecting the private properties. It is now a town district of Beelitz. Photography is in part prohibited (e.g. at the Recura clinics). Please note the respective instructions. All buildings and park areas are privately or corporately owned by various owners. Visits to individual parts of the grounds (private gardens) are subject to the owner’s permission.
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Straße nach Fichtenwalde 13

14547 Beelitz-Heilstätten

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Tourismusverband Fläming e.V.

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14547 Beelitz

Tel.: +49 (0) 33204-62870
Fax: +49 (0) 33204-618761

Weather Today, 21. 7.

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