World's Largest Hotel at 10,000 rooms was built by Nazis, which never used (17 pics)


Stretching for more than 4 km along the sandy beach of the Baltic Sea, the German island of RĂ¼gen is the largest hotel in the world - there are 10 000 rooms with windows facing the sea. However, for 70 years from the time of its construction here untouched by the tourist. The hotel is called "Prora" - huge buildings constructed in the period from 1936 to 1939. by Nazis as part of the Reich "strength through joy." The purpose of this hotel - German workers to provide leisure and spread Nazi propaganda. Local residents call the hotel "Colossus" because of its enormous size.

May 2, 1936 in Prora, on the east coast of the largest island within Germany Rugen in the Baltic Sea, the first stone was laid resort «Koloss von Prora» - the largest project in the country at that time. This huge object was to serve not less. . .


In the competition for the design of the resort, which was conducted in early 1936, was attended by 11 architects. According to the results of the contest was chosen project architect Clemens Klotz. In turn, a hall for celebrations, part of the infrastructure of the complex, designed by Erich Putlitz.

For the construction of the hotel, which was attended by 9,000 workers took three years. The Nazis had plans to build four more like a hotel with movie theaters, concert halls, swimming pools and the marina, where they could be moored cruise ships.


Hitler's plans for "Prora" were very ambitious. He wanted to create a great seaside resort, the most impressive and largest in the world, which would have been 20 000 numbers. It was planned that all the windows of rooms will go to the sea, and the hallways and bathrooms will be located on the left side of the building. Each room is 5 x 2.5 m, it would be with two beds, a wardrobe and a sink.On each floor there are toilets, showers and a vast hall. The center planned to build a huge building that could be converted into a military hospital in the event of war.

War, of course, occurred, but before the building was ready for use, and Hitler's priorities have changed. All builders he sent to armory. During the campaign, the bombing of the anti-Hitler coalition, many residents of Hamburg took refuge in one of these units, and later it housed refugees from East Germany.


By the end of the war in these buildings housed the auxiliary female staff BBC.  After the war, the " Prora " was used as a military post for the Army of the GDR.After German reunification in 1990, the hotel used by the military technical school, and later it housed refugees from the Balkans.


Today, the hotel is almost never used. In 2001, one unit turned into a youth hostel with 400 seats. Now planned to remake the " Prora " into a modern resort with 300 beds, which will tennis courts and swimming pool, and a small shopping center.







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