Holy Spirit Hospital (Berlin)

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The Holy Spirit Hospital (Berlin) (Heilig-Geist-Spital) was one of the earliest hospitals in Berlin, established in 1250. It was located on the western side of Spandauer Straße.[1]

The hospital was a complex of buildings consisting of a house for the poor and sick, a home for the hospital staff, a small chapel, a preacher and sexton house, a hermitage and a large garden. The Heilig-Geist-Kapelle, which belongs to the hospital, was built around 1300 and is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Berlin. It remained intact during the Second World War , was thoroughly renovated in 1978/1979, and again in 2005. It now serves as a ballroom for the Humboldt University on special occasions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richie, Alexandra (1998). Faust's Metropolis. New York: Carroll & Graf. p. 26. ISBN 0-7867-0510-8.