• Herzberge Hospital and Boiler Room Museum: The boiler house contains an exhibition of historic boilers

    The boiler house contains an exhibition of historic boilers Copyright:Florian Rizek CC BY-SA 3.0

  • Herzberge Hospital and Boiler Room Museum: The main building of the hospital

    The main building of the hospital Copyright:A.Savin CC BY-SA 3.0 über Wikimedia Commons

Herzberge Hospital and Boiler Room Museum

The Herzberge Asylum was built at the end of the 19th century to plans by the architect Hermann Blankenstein. At one time, the spacious brick complex housed up to 1,050 patients. Rapid population growth and new medical advances created quite a boom in new hospitals in and around Berlin. Later the Nazis abused this innovative institution for their inhumane experiments.

The hospital still exists today, and in the former boiler house visitors and patients can learn about its industrial history and the successive generations of boiler technology. For about 100 years this technical jewel supplied the entire complex with heat, and until 1920 also electricity.

Boiler Room Museum is a location on the Berlin Route of Industrial Heritage and a member of the ERIH network European Route of Industrial Heritage

Boiler Room Museum Website (German)

Herzberge Hospital in the Berlin Monument Database (German)

Herzberge Hospital on Wikipedia (German)

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