Kurstädte/Spa towns in Germany:
Spa towns once attracted many people. Families, young and old who want to cure stress and illnesses and want to breath the healthy air of the spa towns. Prescribed by the doctor, payed by the health insurance.
Most of the shown spa towns are in Bavaria and the Lower and the Upper Franconia. For the balneal it was a big business. This suddenly collapsed because the insurances not longer took over the costs. The mass of therapeutical bathes, medical centers and hotels are now without any demand. Some buildings are still cared by the owners , other buildings are not. In these cities you can find everything abandoned: from churchs to swimming halls to prisons.
All examples of a former entertainment culture can be found here.