Shalom Life | July 10, 2015

Former Nazi Resort Being Renovated into Luxury Apartments

Prora, an unfinished 10,000 unit Nazi resort, is being reinvigorated into 150 German luxury apartments

By: B. Shane Morganstein

Published: July 9th, 2015 in Business » World

Former Nazi Resort Being Renovated into Luxury Apartments

Photo: Prora Nazi resort off the German Baltic coast


An unfinished resort constructed by the Nazis will be getting a much-needed facelift later this year, when the 10,000 rooms of the complex will be renovated into 150 luxury apartments.

The resort, located off the German Baltic coast, will feature top amenities, including chic furniture, heated floors, as well as a spa, hot baths, and a gymnasium.

The Nazi resort was originally intended to be the largest hotel in the world. Running along almost 5km of beautiful Baltic beach, the hotel was to have approximately 10,000 rooms.

As a part of the "Strength Through Joy" program, Prora was meant to prepare citizens for an inevitable war, by providing them with a place for leisure and relaxation.

Although the onset of World War II effectively halted work on the project, Prora still remains one of the largest construction projects tackled by the Nazi regime.

Nevertheless, Prora was used as a military barracks until the German reunification in 1990. Since then, the building has been left abandoned.

Reports detailing the project claim that 130 of the luxury apartments have already been sold, with another 48 new apartments expected to be completed by the end of October.

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