This majestic castle in a wonderfully quaint environment is located in the far outskirts of Belgium. After the château lost its noble owners some decades ago, it was turned into a vacation home for children. During this period, several of the building’s once prestigious chambers were transformed into class- and bedrooms. When the organization that ran the children’s vacation colony went bankrupt a couple of years ago, the castle along with its beautiful garden was left abandoned.
The KDF Bad Prora was meant to be an immense holiday centre – sea resort and would house 20,000 people. The project, designed by Clemens Klotz, won the architecture prize at the 1937 Paris World Exhibition. Only part of it was built between 1936 and 1939. After WW2 the Soviet Army installed an army base at Prora. The 8 gigantic building blocks, already forming an impressive construction, were abandoned after the Soviets left.