in Berlin, Germany

Me, prison and the Rummelsburg bay


Berlin, Germany

78

1 - 25

1 hr


$ 78.4 USD
in total
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Location
  • Around:
    • Berlin, Germany
  • Pickup: Pick up at your hotel or at meeting point S-Rummelsburg

Categories
  • Artsy Arts & Culture
  • Cruises Cruises

Time of Tour
  • Departure at:
  • Duration: 1 hr

Additional
  • Price in total: $78
  • Size: 1 - 25 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English

Cancellation
  • Cancel up to 24h before, incurring a processing fee of 10%

Me, prison and the Rummelsburg bay

In the mid-19th century, this area struggled to find 100 inhabitants – today there are more than 2000 flats. A varied landscape of land-use (palm kernel oil reservoirs, an ice factory, a shot tower, an orphans’ home for boys, the Medaillonplatz, a Prussian work house and a prison) gives testimony to the changes underwent in this area.

The Prussian work house was initially used as a home for those on the fringes of society; after 1951 it was used as a prison.

After a number of failed escape attempts, I spent a number of months in House I of the remand prison in Rummelsburg in the summer and autumn of 1984. The tiny cell which I shared with five other prisoners is no longer to be found: the building was converted into flats in 2007.

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