Geschichtspark Zellengefängnis Moabit - History Park Cell Prison Moabit

History Park Cell Prison Moabit, Berlin 2017

The history park Cell Prison Moabit is an excellent green area in an unusual place – on the field of ​​a former prison – and is surrounded by the intact prison walls. The three entrances thus form doors into an isolated world that reflects the former purpose of the jail: isolation.

It was built between 1842 and 1849 outside the city walls. In the course of the Moab Prison, the architect and Schinkel pupil Carl Ferdinand Busse had carefully followed the Pentonville prison in London, which consisted of a central building, which surrounded four wings for the cells and the administrative tract in a star shape. The Berlin complex also had a church, a school, residential buildings for the law enforcement officers, gardens, two cemeteries, as well as an execution center. Built according to the most modern aspects, the Moabiter detention center was a model prison in Prussia. It was not until 1955 that the doors closed forever.


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Opening Hours: Summer daily till 21:00; Winter daily till 18:00
Admission: free

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