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.Write a comment