Central gymnasium (Prinzenstrasse)

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Inside view (1903)

The central gym on Prinzenstrasse was the first urban gym in Berlin .


The initiative to build the sports hall went back to Heinrich Kochhann , who also initiated the hospital in Friedrichshain . The building was erected in 1864 at what was then Prinzenstrasse 56 according to plans by the architect Adolf Gerstenberg .

On October 18, the facility was opened with a ceremonial act.

The gym was in operation until World War II and was destroyed by a bomb in February 1945.


The building was located at the current address at Heinrich-Heine-Straße 30 in Berlin-Mitte . Today a Lidl supermarket is built on the property .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Kochhann biography
  2. Gerstenberg
  3. Berlin district history, page 2 (.pdf) with a photo of the facade
  4. TBV, LvB Chronicle

Coordinates: 52 ° 30 ′ 10.8 "  N , 13 ° 24 ′ 37.5"  E