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The High School in Dark: Exploring Winden in Berlin

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Most of the action happens there, and it was one of the last places we found around Berlin, but here you learn more about where to find the high school in Dark, the Netflix series where it seems like time travel is possible.

According to a video we saw from our friends at Canal Alemanizando, the school in Dark is hidden in plain sight in the middle of the Berlin-Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf neighborhood.

On a cold Sunday afternoon, I took a train there to see it and take way too many pictures of this yellow and grey school.




As I imagined, you watched Dark before and know that the high school in Winden is one of the primary locations in the series. But they never mention the name of the school and the type. But, if you imagine that this is Germany, the school probably is a Gesamtschule.

In the real world, the school in Dark is called Reinfelder-Schule, and you can reach it by taking a train to S Messe Süd and, after getting, there, you need to walk a few blocks, and that is it. There is a map at the end of the article where you can find it easily.

The Reinfelder-Schule has a concrete block feel, and it’s all painted in yellow, as you can see in Dark. The school has a fascinating history, and it started back in 1907 in Berlin-Mitte. Dionys Reinfelder founded it, and it was the first state school for the deaf and the hard hearing. In 1976, the school moved to where it is now.

At the beginning of the 1990s, the school started its first integration classes according to the principles and guidelines from Maria Montessori, and disabled children started being accepted there.

I visited the school on a cold Sunday afternoon to avoid taking pictures of the kids that go to school there. And it was a great plan since it was empty and I had all the time in the world to take too many pictures and enjoy being a part of the series Dark.

Besides that, we also wrote about a few of the other principal locations in Dark here, like the Winden Cave, the Waldhotel Winden, the church and the bridge.

Reinfelder-Schule: The High School in Dark

Maikäferpfad 30
14055 Berlin





Felipe Tofani

Felipe Tofani

Felipe Tofani is a passionate designer with a penchant for crafting unique experiences and a mixed taste in music. As the curator behind this blog's explorations, he takes pride in discovering fascinating destinations. Whether unearthing hidden gems or sharing captivating historical narratives, Felipe is the creative force driving the stories you find here. Join him on a journey of design, discovery, and the delightful rhythm of unconventional tunes.View Author posts