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Our tour with Joe Dumkow begins in front of the partially destroyed building.

Photos: Wiesenburg / Berliner Asyl Verein

The Wiesenburg – the last home of the Berliner Asyl Verein – has been closed down by the city, with unclear development plans for the future. The story has been written up recently by our neighborhood bloggers over at Weddingweiser as well as SpiegelOnline. Joe Dumkow, a man steeped in the history of the space, opened the doors to the public one last time yesterday evening. Some photos of Wiesenburg and the space follow. I apologize in advance for the misrepresentation in my photos of this space as abandoned.  It wasn’t. Joe had to leave the space by today, and most things had been pulled out already. And I was looking more for traces of the more than century long history of the building than of it’s recent past.

Our tour with Joe Dumkow begins in front of the partially destroyed building.

Our tour with Joe Dumkow begins in front of the partially destroyed building.

Inside the Wiesenburg.

Inside the Wiesenburg.

A stack of old wooden beds, presumably from the days when up to 1400 homeless people could spend the night there.

A stack of old wooden beds, presumably from the days when up to 1400 homeless people could spend the night there.

Our tour with Joe Dumkow begins in front of the partially destroyed building.

View through the destroyed roof towards the undestroyed part of the building.

Memorial Plaque from the City of Berlin commemortating the Berliner Asyl Verein.

Memorial Plaque from the City of Berlin commemortating the Berliner Asyl Verein.

Wilds growths on an old armchair.

Wilds growths on an old armchair.

An old tube of spalt tabletten (paracetamol).

An old tube of spalt tabletten (paracetamol).

Inside the little bar at Wiesenburg.

Inside the little bar at Wiesenburg.

The stunning brick wall, framed.

The stunning brick wall, framed.

 

A last look into Wiesenburg,  the former rooms of the Berliner Asyl Verein.

A last look into Wiesenburg, the former rooms of the Berliner Asyl Verein.