The New York Times has an article about Prora, the never finished Nazi monster resort on the island of Rügen.
I visited Prora in 2009 after a linguistics conference in the nearby town of Greifswald. It’s a stunningly creepy place, particularly since so much of it has been left to decay. I hope that at least part of it will be maintained in some form, because it is an important monument and the clearest surviving example of the Nazi’s “think big” attitude with regards to architecture.
Parts of the Prora complex are actually in use, housing several rivaling museums but also a night club with a rather incongruous name Miami and a youth hostel. There are some traces of the army base it used to be, too, though the army left in the early 1990s.
And now for some photos: