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Lost Place 'Preventorium Dolhain'

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Hidden : 08/27/2020
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   other (other)

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LOST PLACE 'PREVENTORIUM DOLHAIN'

Geocaching meets Urbex!

 

 

THIS IS AN ABANDONED PLACE!

BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL!

NEVER GO ALONE!

NOT RECOMMENDED FOR KIDS!

 

NOT EVERY CACHE HAS TO BE LOGGED!
 

 


 

 

History of Preventorium Dolhain, the abandoned hospital:

 

This old art-deco hospital named ‘Préventorium Pour Enfants de Dolhain’ was a tuberculosis preventorium for kids. In the 1970s this Préventorium in the city Dolhain had 150 beds.

Preventorium’s differed slightly from sanatoriums in that they equiped more specifically to patients with an early state of infection. The Dolhain preventorium nestled along the Weser and the railway line Liege-Welkenraedt, knew it’s best days in the 1970’s. Due to advances in medicine, that almost completely eradicated tuberculosis, the domain lost its purpose. The hospital was sold in the 1990s to a German company that planned lofts in the building. Now, many years later, the plans still haven’t been carried out.

 

Fire truck

Outside the hospital is an old fire truck. The German-made Magirus-Deutz with a 30 meter ladder was used years ago by the local fire brigade.

 

 


 

 

SOME PICTURES BACK IN TIME...

 

 

 

HOW IT LOOKS NOW...

IT'S UP TO YOU TO FIND OUT!

 

 

 

Special thanks to Frederick Liebens (FL.Adventure) for the amazing drone pictures and above all, for introducing us to this exceptional location!

 

 

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Va, hc, hc, hc, va!
Fcbvyre cvpgherf!

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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