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We are pleased to announce the publication of the book

‘Die Wiesenburg – The History of a special Shelter’


Based on extensive research, interviews and a review of archives, coupled with impressive photographs and illustrations, its author Heather Allen covers the fascinating history of this icon in the social history of Berlin since it opened as an independent homeless shelter in 1896. Read about its additional roles as a temporary potato warehouse, munitions production site, film set and more, culminating in its current development as a cultural and social location. 

The book covers the history of the Wiesenburg under the administration of the Berlin Homeless Shelter Association from 1896 to 2014 when the site was transferred to the municipal housing association degewo.

The book underlines the commitment of the association ‘Die Wiesenburg e.V.’ to the preservation of this location and the continuation of its role in Berlin’s social history.

How to buy:

Online at Etsy, 14,50 euros, prices inclusive post and packing.

In person from Paul Klier Prototypes (Hof III), tel.: 030 4606 5289. 10 euros


About the Book:

75 pages | Language: German/English

Author: Heather Allen

With the friendly support of Die Wiesenburg e.V., degewo AG, Senate Department for Urban Development and Housing and Senate Department for Culture and Europe

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