Opened this year, the family-run Hotel Wilmina (pictured) in Berlin was formerly a women’s prison and a courthouse
Eye-catching photos reveal the remarkable transformation of a prison in Berlin into a luxury hotel.
Opened earlier this year, the family-run Hotel Wilmina in the city’s Charlottenburg district has ‘spacious’ guest rooms created from former prison cells.
The original prison yard, which was at one time the first point of arrival at the women’s prison, has been turned into a restaurant, and the criminal court that adjoined the complex is now a gallery space. At the rear staircase a cell remains in its original state to serve ‘as a place of remembrance’ – it will be open for hotel guests to visit upon request in the near future.
The prison and court compound,…
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