The European Heritage Days are one of the biggest cultural events that take place in 50 countries in Europe. From mid-August to early November, thousands of events will take place across these countries to celebrate their national culture and heritage. Take a look at our video from Germany about the adaptive reuse of a prison.
Germany celebrated their heritage days on September 10 – 11. During the European Heritage Days in Germany, all monuments are opened to the public for free. Our local German reporters Khansa Bouaziz and Yassmin Mahzar made an interesting report on an old defunct Lichterfelde women’s prison in Berlin.
European Heritage Days
Our reporters Khansa and Yassmin took a trip to a women’s prison, which has been restored and converted into a cultural hotspot. The event had a guided tour of the prison. The guided tour emphasised the history of the prison and the latest adaptive reuse of the prison into a hotel and event venue. They organise events on the arts and culture, which cater to the LGBT+ community particularly.
Filmed by local volunteers
The ‘Local Heritage Reports’ will be filmed by young local reporters from 10 target countries this year, such as Ireland, Finland, and Germany amongst others. The theme this year for European Heritage days is sustainability. Our reporters will uniquely capture the theme in their reports.