Thursday, February 6, 2014

World's Biggest hotel with picturseque landscape and 10,000 rooms - never received a single guest

It is world's biggest hotel - with 10,000 rooms. But the irony is that it has never received a single guest since it was built some seventy years ago during the second world war - except people from Hamburg who took refuge in one of the housing blocks during the Allied bombing campaign.

Amazed!! Well everyone would - but the fact remains that the hotel located alongside a wide, sandy beach on the German island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea has never been functional. And the amazing part is that despite all 10,000 bedrooms facing towards beautiful sea-green water, no one visits here - except tourists to see this decaying monumental structure.

Wonder why? Because this beach resort named Prora was build by the Nazis between 1936 and 1939 on Hitler’s orders. During that same period, Hitler was making preparations for war which ultimately took priority, and  onset of World War II in 1939, building on Prora stopped and the construction workers transferred to weapon factories - and the monumental hotel resort remained unfinished.

Prora lies on an extensive bay between the Sassnitz and Binz regions, known as the Prorer Wiek, on the narrow heath (the Prora) which separates the lagoon of the Kleiner Jasmunder Bodden from the Baltic Sea.

Today, the whole place is still pretty deserted, except for a small museum and disco. However, plans are afoot to turn Prora into a modern holiday resort, with four of the five blocks having been sold to private investors. The developers want to build hundreds of holiday apartments, with cafes, discos, hotels, sports halls and swimming pools in order to attract thousands of visitors.

Read more about it Here

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Felix Lee said...

This is so sad. The view is excellent and the hotel have a lot of potential to be well-known among the tourist. Hope they can restore it the soonest so a lot will enjoy the beautiful scenery it offers.