Last time on Abandoned Harz Hotels The gorgeous and peaceful Harz Mountains in the heart of Germany are an ideal place for abandoned buildings. The climate is harsh and the weather erratic which encourage decay and offers eerily beautiful sceneries from time to time. In some cases the vacancy is alarmingly high which leads to a high number of abandoned properties like factories and sanatoriums but most of all abandoned hotels. With borrowed equipment we’re embarking on a journey through time. Off the beaten tourist path we’re looking for forgotten witnesses of the past. This is part three of Abandoned Harz Hotels. Not too far away from a bigger town but in the middle of a rural idyll we found the abandoned site of today’s episode. While the lovely woods invite people for walking around and exploring their surroundings we were here to explore this former hotel. On the outside there was a ridiculous amount of homemade prohibition signs. But they couldn’t scare us away, so we entered the place. At first, we moved around carefully and after some time we even spotted some cameras. There’s CCTV over here. But they won’t be working any more. These were probably the cameras of the pool supervisor. So all these signs were obviously just a bluff but the uneasy feeling remained. Back in the days, when this site was still active, it had a lot to offer. The building was used as a hotel and leisure center and was part of the camping site which is right next door. You can find a bar with a restaurant here a spacious spa area the guestrooms of course and the eponymic gym. “Hotel Muscle Club” That’s the name the urbex community gave to this place. Look at some older pictures of this building and you’ll see that “Hotel Muscle Club” is past its best. It was quite an insider’s tip some time ago but not anymore thanks to all the vandals and thieves who trashed the place. However, this hotel is still a magnificent site compared to many other abandoned buildings. At the end of this remarkable day we had explored three extraordinary abandoned hotels. Each one was completely different from the others but beautiful in its own way. Time is standing still here and it was quickly clear that we have to come back to the beautiful Harz Mountains soon because there is so much more to discover. This was the final episode of this series for now. But don’t worry: In two weeks we will start uploading different explorations again. There is so much more to come!