In the last couple of years, I have traveled often to Germany in a search for abandoned ballrooms and you would be surprised how many there are.

In the past, almost every German village had a local hotel. This was the place where people of the town would come together to have feasts, weddings, birthdays or any big celebrations. The majority of these hotels had their own ballrooms. However, times changed and these places became old-fashioned and got neglected.

Sometimes, I was lucky enough to find totally stacked hotels, with beds still made and dishes in the cupboards. Sadly, most of the time I found the rooms empty. However, the beautiful ballrooms made up for it.

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Night Owl 1 month ago

This one doesn't look like it was abandoned that very long ago. Still looks beautiful and not very rundown

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Reagan James 1 month ago

It looks fairly nice.

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LuB 1 month ago

The plaster work at the top of the columns and around the banding has held up so well. The details are still so crisp.

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Kat833 1 month ago

Modern day movie theater maybe?

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

So sad, but I think about the people and the memories !!!

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Dee Hunter 1 month ago

This one reminds me of the ballroom in my hometown. Unfortunately the building was beyond repair and had to be torn down a few years ago.

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Nicole Nessflat 1 month ago

this one is surprisingly clean for being abandoned. wow its kinda pretty

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Kathy Flesch 1 month ago

Fun ceiling.

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Heidi Matsumoto 1 month ago

Sooooo classy...

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Reagan James 1 month ago

Love the pink.

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Reagan James 1 month ago

Love the ceiling design!

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Kat833 1 month ago

Love the tri-cycle

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6two nerd 1 month ago

That looks pretty small for a ballroom

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Reagan James 1 month ago

The ceiling, though!

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Dorothy Parker 1 month ago

I had a dream last year about finding an extra space in my house. I dreamed I was in a space just like at the far end of pretty much this exact room!!!!

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Was a nice one, not all had big windows !!!

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JoeJoeBoy 1 month ago

gee they never fit the lights very well do they lol

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

One more very old !!!

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sophie 1 month ago

this is an amazing set, I love theme all

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nala simba 1 month ago

That is a canteen!

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Jette Wang Wahnon 1 month ago

This photo brings to mind a Visconti film....evoking the past with its gaiety and lightheartedness and now in total disrepair and abandonment...the room is in mourning.

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CR82 1 month ago

this one is my favorite.

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Dorothy Parker 1 month ago

I love these egg chandeliers!

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Nicole Nessflat 1 month ago

you can almost not tell what this is lol

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Kathy Flesch 1 month ago

Love the tall arch topped Windows.

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Jette Wang Wahnon 1 month ago

4 years old,in a ballroom like this with herringbone floor and red velvet curtains,I bit mademoiselles hand and was expelled.Not Dancing Academy material,she told my parents...apparently I did not curtsy to her liking and was shamed in front of all the children and....took a bite out of her hand.

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Jette Wang Wahnon 1 month ago

This is my favourite photo..I would love to have the original framed.Caption: Sic transit gloria mundi

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Almost looks like a barn !!!

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Marquerite Slowinski 1 month ago

why are there two pics of the same ballroom?!?!?!

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Kathy Flesch 1 month ago

Love ceiling / wall designs

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nala simba 1 month ago

This one looks like an abandoned seaside cafe!

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Reagan James 1 month ago

Those lights! Less old-fashioned than you would think they would be.

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Very unique in a nice way, would have been popular !!!

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Dorothy Parker 1 month ago

Gorgeous ceiling.

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

Unusual design, nice !!!

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sophie 1 month ago

crazy what happend here

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Reagan James 1 month ago

The old piano is still there! Nice.

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Lele Smith 1 month ago

Nice Herringbone flooring

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

This is truly ancient !!!

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Marquerite Slowinski 1 month ago

probably very drafty in there

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sharron lynn parsons 1 month ago

This is cheerful !!!

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Marquerite Slowinski 1 month ago

the last chair be like......

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Reagan James 1 month ago

Um. Not great.