On 14 February, Ms Wilhelmine Eleonore Ottilie dictates her last will and testament. She donates 400.000 Marks for the construction of a hospital.


The authorities decide to build a municipal hospital in the area knows as ‘Urban’.


Construction of the hospital ‘Krankenhaus Am Urban’.

10 June 1890

The hospital goes into operation under the stewardship of directors Werner Körte and Albert Fraenkel. Admission of the first patient, a woman.


X-rays are used in the hospital, 3 years after their discovery.


Lina Schliemann is appointed as the first intern doctor.


Alfred Döblin has to give up his position at the hospital due to marriage, because the rules dictate that assistant doctors must reside at the hospital and remain unmarried.


The military authorities commandeer 240 beds for casualties of the First World War.

10 March 1933

The hospital is occupied by SA forces. The two Jewish directors and a number of Jewish senior and assistant doctors are driven out of office. Jewish employees are arrested and deported.

19 January 1943

An air raid on the hospital leaves 20 employees and 29 patients dead. About 30 percent of the buildings are destroyed.

28 April 1945

The Red Army temporarily occupies the hospital.

15 June 1966

Beginning of construction work on the first new municipal hospital after the war. The mayor of Berlin, Willy Brandt, lays the foundation stone.

8 November 2008

A group of 140 families purchases the old hospital with a view to restoring the 16 historical buildings and turning them into residential units.

04 November 2011

Following completion of the restoration and refurbishment, we greet our first guests at the new Apartment-Berlin-Kreuzberg.com. A thousand welcomes.

Source: Vivantes Klinikum am Urban / Geschichte des Hauses www.vivantes.de / Alexander Gedenk, Apartment-Berlin-Kreuzberg.com