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Stretching along the coast for nearly 5km on the Island of RĂ¼gen, Germany, the gigantic holiday resort of Prora was conceived and designed during the Third Reich to house up to 20.000 guests at the same time. The idea was to offer every german family two weeks per year at the beach. Construction works took place from 1936 until World War II broke out in 1939, leaving behind several finished housing blocks and many other unfinished parts along the complex. In the end, Prora was never used as a beach resort. Only in recent years, some of the better preserved blocks have been sold to investors, who are converting the buildings into luxury apartments and hotels. Much of the rest -like the large dock, many common areas or most of the north side- remains in ruins.